OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

DAYTONA 500

Marvin Panch won the 1961 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Daytona International Speedway
  • LOCATION: Daytona
  • LENGTH: 2.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $65,125

RACE

  • NUMBER: 5
  • NAME: Daytona 500
  • DATE: 02-26-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 200 / 500
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Marvin Panch
  • CAR MAKE: 1960 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 149.601
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 9
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 4 20 Marvin Panch Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 0 0 200 13 Running 21,050
2 2 8 Joe Weatherly Pontiac Bud Moore 0 0 0 200 0 Running 9,150
3 17 31 Paul Goldsmith Pontiac Ray Nichels 0 0 0 200 0 Running 5,900
4 45 80 Fred Lorenzen Ford Tubby Gonzales 0 0 0 198 0 Running 3,825
5 6 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac Cotton Owens 0 0 0 198 0 Running 2,975
6 5 47 Jack Smith Pontiac Jack Smith 0 0 0 197 0 Running 2,075
7 9 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet Dash-Dash-Dash Corp. 0 0 0 196 0 Running 1,550
8 47 69 Johnny Allen Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 0 0 196 0 Running 1,050
9 7 87 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 0 0 196 0 Running 850
10 18 59 Tom Pistone Pontiac B.G. Holloway 0 0 0 196 0 Running 750
11 29 49 Bob Welborn Pontiac Bob Welborn 0 0 0 194 0 Running 600
12 41 4 Rex White Chevrolet Rex White 0 0 0 194 0 Running 500
13 16 7 Jim Reed Chevrolet Jim Reed 0 0 0 194 0 Running 400
14 46 23 Sal Tovella Ford Bob Rose 0 0 0 191 0 Running 350
15 22 65 Charlie Glotzbach Pontiac Melvin Black 0 0 0 191 0 Running 350
16 10 32 Darel Dieringer Pontiac Ray Nichels 0 0 0 191 0 Running 325
17 32 52 Tom Dill Ford Julian Buesink 0 0 0 190 0 Running 325
18 14 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Toots Transfer 0 0 0 189 0 Running 300
19 49 37 Joe Kelly Ford Don House 0 0 0 188 0 Running 300
20 1 22 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 0 0 187 170 Engine 4,750
21 30 66 David Pearson Pontiac Tony Lavati 0 0 0 186 0 Running 200
22 37 30 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 0 0 186 0 Running 200
23 57 41 Elmo Henderson Ford Charlie Chapman 0 0 0 184 0 Running 200
24 31 83 Tim Flock Ford Meilwain Ford 0 0 0 184 0 Running 200
25 38 16 Elmo Langley Pontiac Happy Steigel 0 0 0 184 0 Running 200
26 50 88 Harlan Richardson Ford Jim White 0 0 0 184 0 Running 200
27 8 94 Banjo Matthews Ford Warrior Motel 0 0 0 181 3 Crash 250
28 26 91 Robert Roeber Pontiac R.G. Henschel 0 0 0 180 0 Running 200
29 34 68 Ed Livingston Ford Curtis Crider 0 0 0 177 0 Running 200
30 24 54 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 0 0 176 0 Engine 200
31 36 40 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Ralph Stark 0 0 0 175 0 Running 200
32 53 64 Paul Parks Ford Spook Crawford 0 0 0 173 0 Running 200
33 27 24 Roscoe Thompson Pontiac James Turner 0 0 0 169 0 Timing chain 200
34 39 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 0 0 167 0 Running 200
35 40 33 Reb Wickersham Oldsmobile Reb Wickersham 0 0 0 158 0 Engine 200
36 15 53 Bob Burdick Pontiac McKenzie 0 0 0 157 0 Engine 200
37 12 89 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Joe Lee Johnson 0 0 0 153 0 Engine 200
38 25 76 Larry Frank Ford Dick Wright 0 0 0 152 0 Fuel pump 200
39 48 1 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 149 0 Running 200
40 28 86 Buddy Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 0 0 145 0 Running 200
41 54 39 Marshall Sargent Pontiac Marshall Sargent 0 0 0 115 0 Transmission 200
42 58 36 Brian Naylor Ford Warner Brothers 0 0 0 85 0 Engine 200
43 56 38 Ed Markstellar Ford Matt DeMatthews 0 0 0 81 0 Oil leak 200
44 13 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 0 0 79 7 Engine 200
45 19 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 0 0 67 0 Engine 200
46 35 18 Darrell Dake Chevrolet Weldon Wagner 0 0 0 47 0 Fuel pump 200
47 43 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 0 0 44 7 Engine 300
48 51 15 Red Hollingsworth Chevrolet Red Hollingsworth 0 0 0 35 0 Rocker arm 200
49 3 3 Jim Paschal Pontiac Daytona Kennel 0 0 0 30 0 Seal 200
50 11 72 Bobby Johns Ford Shorty Johns 0 0 0 26 0 Overheating 200
51 55 60 George Tet Ford Tetsuo Fuchigami 0 0 0 24 0 Valve 200
52 21 10 TC Hunt Dodge Fred Wheat 0 0 0 23 0 Engine 200
53 23 62 Curtis Crider Ford Curtis Crider 0 0 0 12 0 Oil pressure 200
54 20 75 Don O'Dell Pontiac J.D. Braswell 0 0 0 10 0 Bearing 200
55 33 21 Curtis Turner Ford Courtesy 0 0 0 6 0 Engine 200
56 44 99 Wilbur Rakestraw Ford Joe Jones 0 0 0 5 0 Engine 200
57 52 55 Ernie Gahan Chevrolet John Koszela 0 0 0 3 0 Water pump 200
58 42 50 Ken Johnson Ford James French 0 0 0 3 0 Head gasket 200