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1962 Southern 500


Race 45 of 53


Darlington
364 laps
Time of race: 4:14:34
Average speed of winner: 117.965 mph
Margin of victory: 5 sec.
Lead changes: 9 among 7 leaders
Cautions: 4 for 27 laps
Lap leaders: Roberts 1-58, Johns 59-75, Petty 76, Paschal 77-85, Johns 86-125, Lorenzen 126-156, Petty 157-160, Johnson 161-189, Petty 190-279, Frank 280-364

Race notes: Only win for Larry Frank. Debut for Gary Sain. Finale for Roscoe Thompson. Only start for Matt DeMatthews.

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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
110Larry Frank66'62 FordRatus Walters364185running217300
22Junior Johnson3'62 PontiacRay FoxRay Fox364129running101550
38Marvin Panch21'62 FordWood BrothersLeonard Wood36400running51500
47David Pearson6'62 PontiacOwensOwens36400running33250
56Richard Petty43'62 PlymouthPettyInman363395running54500
614Jim Paschal42'62 PlymouthPetty36319running20250
713Nelson Stacy29'62 FordHolman-Moody36300running15250
830Ned Jarrett11'62 ChevroletB.G. HollowayAllman36000running15750
918Rex White4'62 ChevroletClementsClements35900running13550
105Joe Weatherly8'62 PontiacMooreMoore35700running10250
1123Buck Baker87'62 ChryslerBuck Baker35700running9500
1212Jimmy Pardue54'62 PontiacPardue35700running9000
1316Emanuel Zervakis20'62 Mercury35500running8000
1428Bob Welborn49'62 PontiacJ.C. Parker35400running7000
1531Sherman Utsman61'62 Ford34600running6500
1627Elmo Langley82'61 Ford34400running6200
1724H.G. Rosier5'61 Pontiac34300wheel5500
1842Paul Lewis97'62 ChevroletLewis Osborne34000running5000
1911Tiny Lund30'62 ChevroletFred Clark33500running4700
2034Red Foote84'61 FordG. Hinton33400running4500
2133George Green1'61 ChevroletJess Potter33200running4000
2232Ed Livingston68'61 FordEd Livingston33000running4000
2338Curtis Crider62'62 MercuryCrider30400running4000
243Fred Lorenzen28LaFayette'62 FordHolman-Moody291131engine7300
2539Herman Beam19'61 FordBeam28600running4000
269Johnny Allen46Holly Farms'62 Pontiac27500accident5500
2729LeeRoy Yarbrough83'62 PontiacWorth McMillion25900engine4000
2822G.C. Spencer48'62 ChevroletFloyd Powell20000wheel bearing4000
2937T.C. Hunt96'61 Chevrolet19600engine4000
3015Darel Dieringer26'62 FordMamie Reynolds18400accident4500
314Bobby Johns72'62 PontiacShorty Johns184257accident10700
3221Bunkie Blackburn41'62 PlymouthPetty18100accident4000
3336Lee Reitzel93'62 FordReitzel16100transmission4000
3417Jack Smith47'62 PontiacJack Smith11100accident5500
3530Larry Thomas36'62 DodgeYounts9500transmission4000
361Fireball Roberts22'62 PontiacJim Stephens130.24674158accident10300
3720Buddy Baker86'62 ChryslerBuck Baker5800distributor4000
3825Cale Yarborough92'62 FordDonald Harrison3900heating6500
3926Roscoe Thompson81'62 Mercury3900accident5300
4041Bill Champion79'62 Chevrolet1500transmission4000
4135Stick Elliott18'61 PontiacBolton1400engine4000
4240Gary Sain91'62 DodgeOsiecki1100fuel pump4000
4343Tom Cox2'62 PontiacCliff Stewart400oil pressure4000
4444Matt DeMatthews38'61 FordDeMatthews200oil pressure4000

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