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1961 Daytona 500

1961 Daytona 500 is 3rd Daytona 500 race. Passed at the Daytona circuit. Fireball Roberts won the pole position, Marvin Panch won this race. Joe Weatherly and Paul Goldsmith also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 200 laps (805 km).

Previous race: 1960 Daytona 500
Next race: 1962 Daytona 500
Race Start: 26th February 1961

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1961 Daytona 500

1st victory for the Smokey Yunick team
1st victory for the Marvin Panch
1st podium for the Marvin Panch
1st podium for the Joe Weatherly
1st podium for the Paul Goldsmith

1961 Daytona 500

1961 Daytona 500

Pontiac Catalina (First generation) - 1961 Daytona 500 winner

Pontiac Catalina (First generation) #20 - 1961 Daytona 500 winner

1961 Daytona 500 results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Marvin Panch Pontiac Catalina (First generation), #20 0 3h 20m 32s 0 Smokey Yunick
2 Joe Weatherly Pontiac ?? 1961, #8 0 Bud Moore
3 Paul Goldsmith Pontiac ?? 1961, #31 0 Ray Nichels
4 Fred Lorenzen Ford ?? 1961, #80 0 Tubby Gonzales
5 Cotton Owens Pontiac ?? 1961, #6 0 Cotton Owens
6 Jack Smith Pontiac ?? 1961, #47 0 Jack Smith
7 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #11 0 B.G. Holloway
8 Johnny Allen Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #69 0 B.G. Holloway
9 Buck Baker Chrysler ?? 1961, #87 0 Buck Baker
10 Tom Pistone Pontiac ?? 1961, #59 0 B.G. Holloway
11 Bob Welborn Pontiac ?? 1961, #49 0 Bob Welborn
12 Rex White Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #4 0 Rex White
13 Jim Reed Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #7 0 Jim Reed
14 Sal Tovella Ford ?? 1961, #23 0 Bob Rose
15 Charlie Glotzbach Pontiac ?? 1961, #65 0 Melvin Black
16 Darel Dieringer Pontiac ?? 1961, #32 0 Ray Nichels
17 Tom Dill Ford ?? 1961, #52 0 Julian Buesink
18 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #85 0 Monroe Shook
19 Joe Kelly Ford ?? 1961, #37 0 Don House
20 Fireball Roberts Pontiac ?? 1961, #22 0 Smokey Yunick
21 David Pearson Pontiac ?? 1961, #66 0 Tony Lavati
22 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #30 0 Fred Clark
23 Elmo Henderson Ford ?? 1960, #41 0 Charlie Chapman
24 Tim Flock Ford ?? 1961, #83 0 Jack Meeks
25 Elmo Langley Pontiac ?? 1959, #16 0 Happy Steigel
26 Harlan Richardson Ford ?? 1961, #88 0 Jim White
27 Banjo Matthews Ford ?? 1961, #94 0 Banjo Matthews
28 Robert Roeber Pontiac ?? 1960, #91 0 R.G. Henschel
29 Ed Livingston Ford ?? 1960, #68 0 Curtis Crider
30 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #54 0 Jimmy Pardue
31 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #40 0 Ralph Stark
32 Paul Parks Ford ?? 1960, #64 0 Spook Crawford
33 Roscoe Thompson Pontiac ?? 1960, #24 0 James Turner
34 Herman Beam Ford ?? 1960, #19 0 Herman Beam
35 Reb Wickersham Oldsmobile 88 (Fourth generation), #33 0 Reb Wickersham
36 Bob Burdick Pontiac ?? 1961, #53 0 Roy Burdick
37 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #89 0 Joe Lee Johnson
38 Larry Frank Ford ?? 1960, #76 0 Dick Wright
39 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #1 0 Jess Potter
40 Buddy Baker Chrysler ?? 1961, #86 0 Buck Baker
41 Marshall Sargent Pontiac ?? 1959, #39 0 Marshall Sargent
42 Brian Naylor Ford ?? 1960, #36 0 Warner Brothers
43 Ed Markstellar Ford ?? 1961, #38 0 Matt DeMatthews
44 Nelson Stacy Ford ?? 1961, #29 0 Dudley Farrell
45 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #2 0 Tom Daniels
46 Darrell Dake Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #18 0 Weldon Wagner
47 Junior Johnson Pontiac ?? 1960, #27 0 Rex Lovette
48 Red Hollingsworth Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #15 0 Red Hollingsworth
49 Jim Paschal Pontiac ?? 1961, #3 0 John Masoni
50 Bobby Johns Ford ?? 1961, #72 0 Shorty Johns
51 George Tet Ford ?? 1960, #60 0 Tetsuo Fuchigami
52 T.C. Hunt Dodge ?? 1960, #10 0 Fred Wheat
53 Curtis Crider Ford ?? 1960, #62 0 Curtis Crider
54 Don Odell Pontiac ?? 1961, #75 0 J.D. Braswell
55 Curtis Turner Ford ?? 1961, #21 0 Wood Brothers
56 Wilbur Rakestraw Ford ?? 1961, #99 0 Joe Jones
57 Ernie Gahan Chevrolet ?? 1959, #55 0 John Koszela
58 Ken Johnson Ford ?? 1960, #50 0 James French

Qualifying Results for the 1961 Daytona 500 on the Daytona circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Fireball Roberts Pontiac ?? 1961, #22 Smokey Yunick
2 Joe Weatherly Pontiac ?? 1961, #8 Bud Moore
3 Jim Paschal Pontiac ?? 1961, #3 John Masoni
4 Marvin Panch Pontiac Catalina (First generation), #20 Smokey Yunick
5 Jack Smith Pontiac ?? 1961, #47 Jack Smith
6 Cotton Owens Pontiac ?? 1961, #6 Cotton Owens
7 Buck Baker Chrysler ?? 1961, #87 Buck Baker
8 Banjo Matthews Ford ?? 1961, #94 Banjo Matthews
9 Ned Jarrett Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #11 B.G. Holloway
10 Darel Dieringer Pontiac ?? 1961, #32 Ray Nichels
11 Bobby Johns Ford ?? 1961, #72 Shorty Johns
12 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #89 Joe Lee Johnson
13 Nelson Stacy Ford ?? 1961, #29 Dudley Farrell
14 Emanuel Zervakis Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #85 Monroe Shook
15 Bob Burdick Pontiac ?? 1961, #53 Roy Burdick
16 Jim Reed Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #7 Jim Reed
17 Paul Goldsmith Pontiac ?? 1961, #31 Ray Nichels
18 Tom Pistone Pontiac ?? 1961, #59 B.G. Holloway
19 Tommy Irwin Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #2 Tom Daniels
20 Don Odell Pontiac ?? 1961, #75 J.D. Braswell
21 T.C. Hunt Dodge ?? 1960, #10 Fred Wheat
22 Charlie Glotzbach Pontiac ?? 1961, #65 Melvin Black
23 Curtis Crider Ford ?? 1960, #62 Curtis Crider
24 Jimmy Pardue Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #54 Jimmy Pardue
25 Larry Frank Ford ?? 1960, #76 Dick Wright
26 Robert Roeber Pontiac ?? 1960, #91 R.G. Henschel
27 Roscoe Thompson Pontiac ?? 1960, #24 James Turner
28 Buddy Baker Chrysler ?? 1961, #86 Buck Baker
29 Bob Welborn Pontiac ?? 1961, #49 Bob Welborn
30 David Pearson Pontiac ?? 1961, #66 Tony Lavati
31 Tim Flock Ford ?? 1961, #83 Jack Meeks
32 Tom Dill Ford ?? 1961, #52 Julian Buesink
33 Curtis Turner Ford ?? 1961, #21 Wood Brothers
34 Ed Livingston Ford ?? 1960, #68 Curtis Crider
35 Darrell Dake Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #18 Weldon Wagner
36 Bobby Allison Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #40 Ralph Stark
37 Friday Hassler Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #30 Fred Clark
38 Elmo Langley Pontiac ?? 1959, #16 Happy Steigel
39 Herman Beam Ford ?? 1960, #19 Herman Beam
40 Reb Wickersham Oldsmobile 88 (Fourth generation), #33 Reb Wickersham
41 Rex White Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #4 Rex White
42 Ken Johnson Ford ?? 1960, #50 James French
43 Junior Johnson Pontiac ?? 1960, #27 Rex Lovette
44 Wilbur Rakestraw Ford ?? 1961, #99 Joe Jones
45 Fred Lorenzen Ford ?? 1961, #80 Tubby Gonzales
46 Sal Tovella Ford ?? 1961, #23 Bob Rose
47 Johnny Allen Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #69 B.G. Holloway
48 Paul Lewis Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #1 Jess Potter
49 Joe Kelly Ford ?? 1961, #37 Don House
50 Harlan Richardson Ford ?? 1961, #88 Jim White
51 Red Hollingsworth Chevrolet Impala (Second generation), #15 Red Hollingsworth
52 Ernie Gahan Chevrolet ?? 1959, #55 John Koszela
53 Paul Parks Ford ?? 1960, #64 Spook Crawford
54 Marshall Sargent Pontiac ?? 1959, #39 Marshall Sargent
55 George Tet Ford ?? 1960, #60 Tetsuo Fuchigami
56 Ed Markstellar Ford ?? 1961, #38 Matt DeMatthews
57 Elmo Henderson Ford ?? 1960, #41 Charlie Chapman
58 Brian Naylor Ford ?? 1960, #36 Warner Brothers

List of all cars for the 1961 Daytona 500 on the Daytona circuit