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1961 NASCAR Grand National Series results

1961 season standings

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RaceDateTrackStartersLapsWinnerPoleQualifying SpeedLed MostPoints LeaderAverage Speed (mph)Lead ChangesLeadersCautionsCaution LapsLead Lap Cars
111/06/60Charlotte (.5 mi. dirt)20200Joe WeatherlyLee Petty63.581Lee PettyJoe Weatherly59.435434N/A2
211/30/60Jacksonville, FL22200Lee PettyJunior Johnson68.623Tommy IrwinRichard Petty64.40045N/AN/A1
302/24/61Daytona3439Fireball RobertsFireball Roberts155.709Fireball RobertsRichard Petty129.711N/AN/A5109
402/24/61Daytona3340Joe WeatherlyJoe Weatherly154.122Banjo MatthewsJoe Weatherly152.67183N/AN/A3
502/26/61Daytona58200Marvin PanchFireball Roberts155.709Fireball RobertsMarvin Panch149.60195003
603/04/61Spartanburg18200Cotton OwensNed Jarrett63.920Junior JohnsonMarvin Panch59.152433N/A1
703/05/61Asheville-Weaverville15200Rex WhiteRex White79.295Rex WhiteMarvin Panch72.492012N/A3
803/12/61Marchbanks36178Fireball RobertsBob Ross98.370Fireball RobertsMarvin Panch95.62112N/AN/A1
903/26/61Atlanta46334Bob BurdickMarvin Panch135.755Marvin PanchRex White124.172N/AN/A2N/A3
1004/01/61Greenville-Pickens21200Emanuel ZervakisJunior Johnson62.090Rex WhiteRex White52.189234202
1104/02/61Hillsborough20110Cotton OwensNed Jarrett91.836Junior JohnsonRex White84.69533N/AN/A3
1204/03/61Bowman-Gray18150Rex WhiteGlen Wood48.700Rex WhiteRex White45.500N/AN/AN/AN/A2
1304/09/61Martinsville27149Fred LorenzenRex White70.280Rex WhiteRex White68.366122N/A2
1404/16/61North Wilkesboro25400Rex WhiteJunior Johnson95.660Rex WhiteRex White83.248446331
1504/20/61Columbia22200Cotton OwensNed Jarrett64.380Ned JarrettRex White51.94012N/AN/A1
1604/22/61Hickory23250Junior JohnsonJunior Johnson74.074Junior JohnsonRex White66.654434192
1704/23/61Richmond12200Richard PettyRichard Petty66.667Richard PettyRex White62.45622N/AN/A1
1804/30/61Martinsville30500Junior JohnsonRex White71.320Fred LorenzenRex White66.27823161
1905/06/61Darlington32219Fred LorenzenFred Lorenzen128.965Fireball RobertsRex White119.5201681N/A2
2005/21/61Charlotte1967Richard PettyFred Lorenzen137.509Fred LorenzenRex White133.55423005
2105/21/61Charlotte1967Joe WeatherlyJunior Johnson136.951Curtis TurnerRex White115.591332142
2205/21/61Riverside2739Lloyd DaneEddie Gray85.210Lloyd DaneRex White82.512N/AN/A002
2305/27/61Ascot22200Eddie GrayDanny Weinberg71.940Eddie GrayRex White68.833N/AN/AN/AN/A1
2405/28/61Charlotte55400David PearsonRichard Petty131.611David PearsonRex White111.6331777571
2506/02/61Spartanburg21200Jim PaschalJoe Weatherly61.250Jim PaschalRex White55.495N/AN/AN/AN/A1
2606/04/61Birmingham13200Ned JarrettJohnny Allen65.910Ned JarrettRex White61.068N/AN/AN/AN/A1
2706/08/61Greenville-Pickens26200Jack SmithNed Jarrett65.480Ned JarrettRex White58.44112N/AN/A1
2806/10/61Bowman-Gray22200Rex WhiteJunior Johnson47.720Rex WhiteRex White42.714N/AN/A152
2906/17/61Norwood18500Emanuel ZervakisRex White55.870Emanuel ZervakisRex White53.827331N/A2
3006/23/61Hartsville18150Buck BakerEmanuel Zervakis54.970Buck BakerRex White46.234N/AN/AN/AN/A2
3106/24/61Starkey20150Junior JohnsonRex White53.700Junior JohnsonRex White49.907N/AN/AN/AN/A1
3207/04/61Daytona30100David PearsonFireball Roberts157.150Fireball RobertsNed Jarrett154.294126002
3307/09/61Atlanta42167Fred LorenzenFireball Roberts136.088Fred LorenzenRex White118.067N/AN/A1121
3407/20/61Columbia21200Cotton OwensCotton Owens67.650Jim PaschalNed Jarrett62.19833N/AN/A3
3507/22/61Myrtle Beach22200Joe WeatherlyJoe Weatherly66.690Joe WeatherlyNed Jarrett57.655N/AN/AN/AN/A2
3607/29/61Bristol42500Jack SmithFred Lorenzen70.225Jack SmithNed Jarrett68.373768N/A1
3708/06/61Nashville24403Jim PaschalRex White76.600Richard PettyNed Jarrett56.4552331722
3808/09/61Bowman-Gray23150Rex WhiteJunior Johnson48.050Glen WoodNed Jarrett42.45223N/AN/A3
3908/13/61Asheville-Weaverville38258Junior JohnsonJim Paschal80.430Junior JohnsonNed Jarrett65.70412N/AN/A1
4008/18/61Richmond (Southside)19150Junior JohnsonJunior Johnson52.630Junior JohnsonNed Jarrett51.60501181
4108/27/61South Boston21200Junior JohnsonCotton Owens52.630Junior JohnsonNed Jarrett48.34823N/AN/A1
4209/04/61Darlington43364Nelson StacyFireball Roberts128.680Fireball RobertsNed Jarrett117.7871966212
4309/08/61Hickory20250Rex WhiteRex White72.290Ned JarrettNed Jarrett67.529632N/A1
4409/10/61Richmond25250Joe WeatherlyJunior Johnson65.010Joe WeatherlyNed Jarrett61.677N/AN/AN/AN/A2
4509/10/61Sacramento32100Eddie GrayBill Amick79.260Eddie GrayNed JarrettN/A12N/AN/A1
4609/17/61Atlanta42267David PearsonFireball Roberts136.294Banjo MatthewsNed Jarrett125.38475N/AN/A3
4709/24/61Martinsville29500Joe WeatherlyFred Lorenzen70.730Junior JohnsonNed Jarrett62.586967N/A2
4810/01/61North Wilkesboro30320Rex WhiteJunior Johnson94.540Rex WhiteNed Jarrett84.675334231
4910/15/61Charlotte43267Joe WeatherlyDavid Pearson138.577Fireball RobertsNed Jarrett119.9501353183
5010/22/61Bristol38500Joe WeatherlyBobby Johns80.645Junior JohnsonNed Jarrett72.452653N/A3
5110/28/61Greenville-Pickens18200Junior JohnsonBuck Baker66.667Buck BakerNed Jarrett63.34633N/AN/A1
5210/29/61Hillsborough20165Joe WeatherlyJoe Weatherly95.154Joe WeatherlyNed Jarrett85.24922N/AN/A1