OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHERN 500

Larry Frank won the 1962 NASCAR Grand National Series Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Darlington Raceway
  • LOCATION: Darlington
  • LENGTH: 1.375 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $71,865

RACE

  • NUMBER: 45
  • NAME: Southern 500
  • DATE: 09-03-1962
  • LAPS / MILES: 364 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 4 / 27

WINNER

  • NAME: Larry Frank
  • CAR MAKE: 1962 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 117.965
  • START POSITION: 10th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 9
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 10 66 Larry Frank Ford Ratus Walters 0 364 85 Running 21,730
2 2 3 Junior Johnson Pontiac Ray Fox 0 364 29 Running 10,155
3 8 21 Marvin Panch Ford Wood Brothers 0 364 0 Running 5,150
4 7 6 David Pearson Pontiac Cotton Owens 0 364 0 Running 3,325
5 6 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 363 95 Running 5,450
6 14 42 Jim Paschal Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 363 9 Running 2,025
7 13 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holman-Moody 0 363 0 Running 1,525
8 30 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 360 0 Running 1,575
9 18 4 Rex White Chevrolet Louis Clements 0 359 0 Running 1,355
10 5 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 357 0 Running 1,025
11 23 87 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 357 0 Running 950
12 12 54 Jimmy Pardue Pontiac Jimmy Pardue 0 357 0 Running 900
13 16 20 Emanuel Zervakis Mercury Emanuel Zervakis 0 355 0 Running 800
14 28 49 Bob Welborn Pontiac J.C. Parker 0 354 0 Running 700
15 31 61 Sherman Utsman Ford Sherman Utsman 0 346 0 Running 650
16 27 82 Elmo Langley Ford Elmo Langley 0 344 0 Running 620
17 24 5 H.G. Rosier Pontiac H.G. Rosier 0 343 0 Wheel 550
18 42 97 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Lewis Osborne 0 340 0 Running 500
19 11 30 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 335 0 Running 470
20 34 84 Red Foote Ford Rocky Hinton 0 334 0 Running 450
21 33 1 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 332 0 Running 400
22 32 68 Ed Livingston Ford Ed Livingston 0 330 0 Running 400
23 38 62 Curtis Crider Mercury Curtis Crider 0 304 0 Running 400
24 3 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford LaFayette 0 291 31 Engine 730
25 39 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 286 0 Running 400
26 9 46 Johnny Allen Pontiac Holly Farms 0 275 0 Crash 550
27 29 83 LeeRoy Yarbrough Pontiac Worth McMillion 0 259 0 Engine 400
28 22 48 G.C. Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 200 0 Wheel bearing 400
29 37 96 T.C. Hunt Chevrolet Lewis Osborne 0 196 0 Engine 400
30 15 26 Darel Dieringer Ford Mamie Reynolds 0 184 0 Crash 450
31 4 72 Bobby Johns Pontiac Shorty Johns 0 184 57 Crash 1,070
32 21 41 Bunkie Blackburn Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 181 0 Crash 400
33 36 93 Lee Reitzel Ford Lee Reitzel 0 161 0 Transmission 400
34 17 47 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 111 0 Crash 550
35 30 36 Larry Thomas Dodge Wade Younts 0 95 0 Transmission 400
36 1 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Jim Stephens 0 74 58 Crash 1,030
37 20 86 Buddy Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 58 0 Distributor 400
38 25 92 Cale Yarborough Ford Don Harrison 0 39 0 Overheating 650
39 26 81 Roscoe Thompson Mercury Jimmy Baker 0 39 0 Crash 530
40 41 79 Bill Champion Chevrolet Ralph Smith 0 15 0 Transmission 400
41 35 18 Stick Elliott Pontiac Toy Bolton 0 14 0 Engine 400
42 40 91 Gary Sain Dodge Bob Osiecki 0 11 0 Fuel pump 400
43 43 2 Tom Cox Pontiac Cliff Stewart 0 4 0 Oil pressure 400
44 44 38 Matt DeMatthews Ford Matt DeMatthews 0 2 0 Oil pressure 400