OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

NATIONAL 400

Joe Weatherly won the 1961 NASCAR Grand National Series National 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Charlotte
  • LENGTH: 1.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $42,050

RACE

  • NUMBER: 49
  • NAME: National 400
  • DATE: 10-15-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 267 / 401
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 18

WINNER

  • NAME: Joe Weatherly
  • CAR MAKE: 1961 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 119.950
  • START POSITION: 6th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 6 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 267 5 Running 9,510
2 22 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 267 0 Running 4,870
3 14 18 Bob Welborn Pontiac Bud Moore 0 267 51 Running 3,275
4 21 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac Cotton Owens 0 266 0 Running 2,275
5 13 4 Rex White Chevrolet White-Clements 0 264 0 Running 1,800
6 29 42 Darel Dieringer Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 263 0 Running 1,375
7 24 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Monroe Shook 0 261 0 Running 1,250
8 25 14 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Joe Lee Johnson 0 258 0 Running 1,125
9 12 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 256 100 Wheel 1,535
10 30 30 J.C. Hendrix Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 254 0 Running 875
11 10 21 Speedy Thompson Ford Wood Brothers 0 252 0 Engine 825
12 40 15 Johnny Allen Ford Beau Morgan 0 249 0 Running 650
13 34 74 L.D. Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 243 0 Running 600
14 26 5 Woodie Wilson Pontiac Leroy Faucett 0 242 0 Running 600
15 36 96 Tiny Lund Chevrolet J.L. Cheatham 0 234 0 Running 550
16 32 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 233 0 Running 450
17 19 87 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 232 0 Running 525
18 15 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 223 0 Engine 550
19 31 54 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 221 0 Running 450
20 33 77 Joe Jones Ford Joe Jones 0 220 0 Running 450
21 1 3 David Pearson Pontiac Daytona Kennel 0 217 4 Fuel pump 470
22 42 34 Wendell Scott Chevrolet Wendell Scott 0 191 0 Running 350
23 43 1 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 175 0 Running 350
24 18 32 Elmo Langley Ford J.L. Cheatham 0 169 0 Engine 360
25 35 23 Doug Yates Plymouth Raeford Johnson 0 140 0 Driveshaft 350
26 5 20 Marvin Panch Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 136 0 Crash 600
27 23 82 Elmo Henderson Ford -- 0 122 0 Running 310
28 28 68 Ed Livingston Ford Curtis Crider 0 121 0 Running 310
29 2 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 113 107 Crash 1,110
30 20 66 Bill Morgan Ford Cafe Burgundy 0 111 0 Crash 300
31 4 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 104 0 Head gasket 275
32 8 72 Bobby Johns Ford Shorty Johns 0 55 0 Crash 250
33 3 94 Banjo Matthews Ford Banjo Matthews 0 54 0 Engine 300
34 27 86 Herb Tillman Chrysler Buck Baker 0 45 0 Rear end 275
35 11 9 Bunkie Blackburn Ford Wildcat Williams 0 42 0 Crash 325
36 41 80 Tubby Gonzales Ford Tubby Gonzales 0 38 0 Engine 250
37 7 47 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 34 0 Fuel pump 550
38 38 83 Sal Tovella Ford Jack Meeks 0 31 0 Distributor 250
39 39 93 Lee Reitzel Ford Lee Reitzel 0 31 0 Head gasket 250
40 37 62 Curtis Crider Mercury Curtis Crider 0 27 0 Engine 250
41 9 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 27 0 Overheating 400
42 16 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 20 0 Rod 350
43 17 59 Ken Rush Pontiac B.G. Holloway 0 16 0 Rocker arm 275