OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Junior Johnson won the 1961 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $11,610

RACE

  • NUMBER: 18
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 04-30-1961
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 1 / 6

WINNER

  • NAME: Junior Johnson
  • CAR MAKE: 1961 Pontiac
  • AVG SPEED: 66.278
  • START POSITION: 17th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 2
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 17 27 Junior Johnson Pontiac Holly Farms 0 0 0 500 135 Running 2,315
2 5 85 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Monroe Shook 0 0 0 496 0 Running 1,200
3 26 75 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 0 0 0 496 0 Running 825
4 21 2 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Tom Daniels 0 0 0 491 0 Running 625
5 24 86 Buck Baker Chrysler Buck Baker 0 0 0 491 0 Running 550
6 4 11 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 0 0 484 0 Running 500
7 7 15 Tim Flock Ford Beau Morgan 0 0 0 479 0 Running 375
8 22 97 Harry Leake Chevrolet Harry Leake 0 0 0 475 0 Running 325
9 1 4 Rex White Chevrolet White-Clements 0 0 0 474 31 Running 580
10 6 29 Nelson Stacy Ford Holt-Stacy 0 0 0 465 0 Rear end 300
11 2 28 Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 465 334 Running 705
12 10 19 Herman Beam Ford Herman Beam 0 0 0 463 0 Running 275
13 18 48 GC Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 450 0 Running 285
14 9 23 Doug Yates Plymouth Raeford Johnson 0 0 0 442 0 Running 225
15 15 34 Wendell Scott Chevrolet Wendell Scott 0 0 0 432 0 Running 175
16 28 69 Johnny Allen Chevrolet B.G. Holloway 0 0 0 431 0 Engine 150
17 29 74 LD Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 0 0 417 0 Running 150
18 27 9 Roy Tyner Ford Roy Tyner 0 0 0 416 0 Running 150
19 19 72 Bobby Johns Ford Shorty Johns 0 0 0 414 0 Running 175
20 23 93 Lee Reitzel Ford Lee Reitzel 0 0 0 403 0 Running 150
21 14 72 Bob Barron Dodge Bob Barron 0 0 0 312 0 Running 150
22 16 21 Glen Wood Ford Wood Brothers 0 0 0 266 0 Rear end 225
23 3 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 243 0 Distributor 200
24 30 62 Curtis Crider Ford Curtis Crider 0 0 0 236 0 Con rod 125
25 11 54 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 0 0 211 0 Axle 150
26 20 1 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 209 0 Oil pressure 150
27 12 30 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Fred Clark 0 0 0 112 0 Piston 150
28 13 33 Reb Wickersham Oldsmobile Reb Wickersham 0 0 0 48 0 Handling 150
29 8 17 Fred Harb Ford Fred Harb 0 0 0 35 0 Handling 150
30 25 8 Allen Franklin Rambler -- 0 0 0 5 0 Handling 125