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1961 NASCAR Grand National Series

Index 1961 NASCAR Grand National Series

The 1961 NASCAR Grand National season was the 13th season of professional stock car racing in the United States, and contested over 52 events from November 6, 1960, to October 29, 1961. [1]

59 relations: American Broadcasting Company, Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bob Burdick, Bob Welborn, Buck Baker, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Coca-Cola 600, Concord, North Carolina, Cotton Owens, Darel Dieringer, David Pearson (racing driver), Daytona 500, Eddie Gray (racing driver), Emanuel Zervakis, Fireball Roberts, Ford Motor Company, Fred Lorenzen, General Motors, Grand Ole Opry, Hampton, Georgia, Hollywood, J. C. Hendrix, Jack Smith (racing driver), Jim Paschal, Joe Lee Johnson, Joe Weatherly, Johnny Allen (racing driver), Johnny Beauchamp, Junior Johnson, Ken Rush, Lee Petty, Lloyd Dane, Martinsville Speedway, Marvin Panch, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR, Ned Jarrett, North Carolina, Paul Goldsmith, Petty Enterprises, Pontiac, Rex White, Richard Petty, Rocker arm, Short track motor racing, Stock car racing, STP 500, ..., Tom Pistone, United States, United States Auto Club, Wide World of Sports (U.S. TV series), Woodie Wilson, 1961 Dixie 400, 1961 National 400, 1961 Rebel 300, 1961 World 600. Expand index (9 more) »

American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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Asheville-Weaverville Speedway

The Asheville-Weaverville Speedway near Weaverville, North Carolina, USA was considered to be site for the old-school NASCAR races in both the Grand National and the Winston Cup eras (which is now known as the Monster Energy Series).

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Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Motor Speedway (formerly Atlanta International Raceway) is a 1.5-mile oval racetrack in Hampton, Georgia, United States, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta.

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Bob Burdick

Bob Burdick (October 20, 1936 – October 4, 2007) was a NASCAR driver from Omaha, Nebraska.

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Bob Welborn

Robert "Bob" Joe Welborn (May 5, 1928 – August 10, 1997) of Denton, North Carolina, USA is a former NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) driver.

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Buck Baker

Elzie Wylie Baker Sr. (March 4, 1919 – April 14, 2002), better known as Buck Baker, was an American stock car racer.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway, formerly Lowe's Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located in Concord, North Carolina from Charlotte.

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Chevrolet

Chevrolet, colloquially referred to as Chevy and formally the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company, is an American automobile division of the American manufacturer General Motors (GM).

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Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (commonly known as Chrysler) is the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., an Italian-American automobile manufacturer registered in the Netherlands with headquarters in London, U.K., for tax purposes.

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Coca-Cola 600

The Coca-Cola 600 is an annual Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, during Memorial Day weekend.

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Concord, North Carolina

Concord (/ˈkɒn.kɔɹd/ or /ˈkaŋ.kəɹd/) is a city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina.

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Cotton Owens

Everett "Cotton" Owens (May 21, 1924 – June 7, 2012) was a NASCAR driver.

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Darel Dieringer

Darel Dieringer (June 1, 1926 – October 28, 1989) was an American professional stock car racing driver. He ran 181 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during his career, notably racing for Bud Moore Engineering and Junior Johnson & Associates. Dieringer won seven races and recorded 79 top ten finishes.

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David Pearson (racing driver)

David Gene Pearson (born December 22, 1934) is a former American stock car racer from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Eddie Gray (racing driver)

Eddie Gray (February 4, 1920 – October 25, 1969) was a race car driver from Gardena, California.

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Emanuel Zervakis

Emanuel Zervakis (January 23, 1930 – June 25, 2003) was a NASCAR driver and team owner.

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Fireball Roberts

Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts Jr. (January 20, 1929July 2, 1964) was an American stock car racer.

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

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Fred Lorenzen

Frederick "Fred" Lorenzen, Jr. (born December 30, 1934), nicknamed The Golden Boy, Fast Freddie, The Elmhurst Express and Fearless Freddy, is a former NASCAR driver from Elmhurst, Illinois.

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General Motors

General Motors Company, commonly referred to as General Motors (GM), is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Detroit that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services.

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Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, which was founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM.

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Hampton, Georgia

Hampton is a city in southwestern Henry County, Georgia, United States.

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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J. C. Hendrix

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Jack Smith (racing driver)

Jack Smith (May 24, 1924 in Metropolis, Illinois – October 17, 2001 in Spartanburg, South Carolina), was an American stock car racer.

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Jim Paschal

James Roy Paschal, Jr. (December 5, 1926 – July 5, 2004) was a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup driver.

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Joe Lee Johnson

Joe Lee Johnson (September 11, 1929 – May 26, 2005) was a NASCAR Grand National (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) driver who won the inaugural World 600 in 1960.

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Joe Weatherly

Joseph Herbert "Joe" Weatherly (May 29, 1922 – January 19, 1964) was an American stock car racing driver.

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Johnny Allen (racing driver)

Johnny Allen (born September 17, 1934, in Greenville, South Carolina) was a NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) driver from 1955-1967.

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Johnny Beauchamp

Johnny Beauchamp (March 23, 1923 – April 17, 1981) was an American NASCAR driver from Harlan, Iowa.

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Junior Johnson

Robert Glenn Johnson, Jr.

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Ken Rush

Kenneth "Ken" Rush (September 14, 1931 – October 17, 2011) was a NASCAR Cup Series driver whose career spanned from 1957 to 1972.

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Lee Petty

Lee Arnold Petty (March 14, 1914 – April 5, 2000) was an American stock car racing driver who competed during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Lloyd Dane

Lloyd Dane (August 19, 1925 – December 11, 2015) was a NASCAR Grand National Series driver from Eldon, Missouri.

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Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation-owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Henry County, in Ridgeway, Virginia, just to the south of Martinsville.

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Marvin Panch

Marvin Panch (May 28, 1926December 31, 2015) was an American stock car racing driver.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (often shortened to the Cup Series) is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).

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NASCAR

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American auto racing sanctioning and operating company that is best known for stock-car racing.

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Ned Jarrett

Ned Jarrett (born October 12, 1932) is a retired race car driver and two-time NASCAR Grand National Series champion.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Paul Goldsmith

Paul Goldsmith (born October 2, 1925 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is a former USAC and NASCAR driver.

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Petty Enterprises

Petty Enterprises (formerly Lee Petty Engineering) was a NASCAR racing team based in Randleman, North Carolina, USA.

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Pontiac

Pontiac is a now-defunct car brand that was owned, made, and sold by General Motors.

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Rex White

Rex White (born August 17, 1929) is a retired auto racer and NASCAR champion.

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Richard Petty

Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937), nicknamed The King, is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

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Rocker arm

A rocker arm (in the context of an internal combustion engine of automotive, marine, motorcycle and reciprocating aviation types) is an oscillating lever that conveys radial movement from the cam lobe into linear movement at the poppet valve to open it.

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Short track motor racing

In North American auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1.6 km) in length.

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Stock car racing

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly and most prominently in the United States and Canada, with Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil also having forms of stock car auto racing.

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STP 500

The STP 500 is an annual 500-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.

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Tom Pistone

"Tiger" Tom Pistone (born March 17, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is a former NASCAR Grand National driver from Chicago.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Auto Club

The United States Auto Club (USAC) is one of the sanctioning bodies of auto racing in the United States.

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Wide World of Sports (U.S. TV series)

ABC's Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons.

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Woodie Wilson

Woodrow "Woodie" Wilson (October 8, 1925 – September 13, 1994) was an American stock car racing driver.

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1961 Dixie 400

The 1961 Dixie 400 was a NASCAR Grand National Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) event that was held on September 17, 1961, at Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia.

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1961 National 400

The 1961 National 400 was a NASCAR Grand National Series stock car race that was held on October 15, 1961, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

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1961 Rebel 300

The 1961 Rebel 300 was a NASCAR Grand National Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) event that was held on May 6, 1961, at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.

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1961 World 600

The 1961 World 600, the second running of the event, was a NASCAR Grand National Series event that took place on May 28, 1961, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

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Redirects here:

1961 NASCAR Cup Series, 1961 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, 1961 in NASCAR.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_NASCAR_Grand_National_Series

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