OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHEASTERN 500

Joe Weatherly won the 1961 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Southeastern 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Bristol Motor Speedway
  • LOCATION: Bristol
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $19,931

RACE

  • NUMBER: 50
  • NAME: Southeastern 500
  • DATE: 10-22-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Joe Weatherly
  • CAR MAKE: 1961 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 72.452
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 6
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 2 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 500 82 Running 3,680
2 8 4 Rex White Chevrolet White-Clements 0 500 24 Running 2,365
3 18 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 500 0 Running 1,525
4 17 44 Jim Paschal Pontiac Julian Petty 0 498 0 Running 1,125
5 5 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Monroe Shook 0 495 0 Running 950
6 16 1 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 491 0 Running 825
7 13 54 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 482 0 Running 725
8 12 59 Ken Rush Pontiac B.G. Holloway 0 481 0 Running 675
9 23 64 Bill Morton Chevrolet Bill Morton 0 481 0 Running 600
10 3 18 Bob Welborn Pontiac Bud Moore 0 480 0 Running 585
11 20 86 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 480 0 Running 450
12 14 48 GC Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 478 0 Running 400
13 30 74 LD Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 474 0 Running 325
14 9 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 471 0 Running 325
15 36 62 Curtis Crider Mercury Curtis Crider 0 460 0 Running 290
16 33 34 Wendell Scott Chevrolet Wendell Scott 0 459 0 Running 280
17 1 47 Bobby Johns Pontiac Jack Smith 0 457 49 Running 440
18 28 16 Brownie King T-Bird -- 0 442 0 Running 250
19 31 69 Bill Latham Chevrolet -- 0 440 0 Running 250
20 21 17 Fred Harb Ford Fred Harb 0 439 0 Engine 250
21 24 46 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 421 0 Wheel 240
22 26 30 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 414 0 Rear end 225
23 11 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 394 0 Rear end 246
24 7 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 394 194 Rear end 495
25 15 14 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Joe Lee Johnson 0 370 0 Engine 225
26 4 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Holly Farms 0 323 51 Fuel pump 310
27 19 32 Bill Morgan Ford J.L. Cheatham 0 237 0 Rear end 225
28 38 1 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 197 0 Engine 200
29 25 96 Johnny Allen Chevrolet J.L. Cheatham 0 169 0 Rear end 200
30 10 9 Bunkie Blackburn Ford Wildcat Williams 0 164 0 Engine 225
31 - 20 Paul Lewis Chevrolet -- 0 149 0 Crash 200
32 - 36 Larry Thomas Chevrolet Wade Younts 0 120 0 Crankshaft 200
33 - 25 Gene Blackburn Dodge -- 0 117 0 Axle 100
34 - 39 Friday Hassler Chevrolet -- 0 115 0 Rear end 100
35 - 77 Joe Jones Ford Joe Jones 0 111 0 Rear end 100
36 - 23 Doug Yates Plymouth Raeford Johnson 0 35 0 Fan belt 100
37 - 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 19 0 Crash 125
38 - 88 Allen Franklin Nash -- 0 3 0 Too slow 100