1960 NASCAR Grand National Series

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1960 Grand National Series season
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The 1960 NASCAR Grand National season was the 12th season of professional stock car racing in the United States.

Races[edit]

Date Race Circuit Winner Second Third
1 8 November Race 1 Southern States Fairgrounds Jack Smith Bob Welborn Buck Baker
2 26 November Race 2 Columbia Speedway Ned Jarrett Jack Smith Joe Lee Johnson
3 12 February Daytona 500 Qualifier #1 Daytona International Speedway Fireball Roberts Cotton Owens Fred Lorenzen
4 12 February Daytona 500 Qualifier #2 Daytona International Speedway Jack Smith Bobby Johns Jim Reed
5 14 February Daytona 500 Daytona International Speedway Junior Johnson Bobby Johns Richard Petty
6 28 February Race 6 Southern States Fairgrounds Richard Petty Rex White Doug Yates
7 27 March Gwyn Staley 160 North Wilkesboro Speedway Lee Petty Rex White Glen Wood
8 3 April Copper Cup 100 Arizona State Fairgrounds[1] John Rostek Mel Larson Scotty Cain
9 3 April Race 9 Columbia Speedway Rex White Buck Baker Doug Yates
10 10 April Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway Richard Petty Jimmy Massey Glen Wood
11 16 April Hickory 250 Hickory Motor Speedway Joe Weatherly Ned Jarrett Richard Petty
12 17 April Race 12 Wilson Speedway[2] Joe Weatherly Lee Petty Tom Pistone
13 18 April Race 13 Bowman Gray Stadium Glen Wood Rex White Jimmy Massey
14 23 April Greenville 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway Ned Jarrett Lee Petty Richard Petty
15 24 April Race 15 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway Lee Petty Joe Lee Johnson Ned Jarrett
16 14 May Rebel 300 Darlington Raceway Joe Weatherly Richard Petty Rex White
17 28 May Race 17 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds Ned Jarrett Lee Petty Cotton Owens
18 29 May Race 18 Occoneechee Speedway Lee Petty Ned Jarrett Jack Smith
19 5 June Richmond 200 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds Lee Petty Rex White Ned Jarrett
20 12 June California 250 Marchbanks Speedway[3] Marvin Porter Joe Weatherly John Rostek
21 19 June World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Joe Lee Johnson Johnny Beauchamp Bobby Johns
22 26 June International 200 Bowman Gray Stadium Glen Wood Lee Petty Rex White
23 4 July Firecracker 250 Daytona International Speedway Jack Smith Cotton Owens Fireball Roberts
24 10 July Race 24 Heidelberg Raceway[4] Lee Petty Richard Petty Rex White
25 17 July Empire State 200 Montgomery Air Base[5] Rex White Richard Petty Lee Petty
26 23 July Race 26 Rambi Raceway[6] Buck Baker Lee Petty Rex White
27 31 July Dixie 300 Atlanta International Raceway Fireball Roberts Cotton Owens Jack Smith
28 3 August Race 28 Dixie Speedway[7] Ned Jarrett Richard Petty Lee Petty
29 7 August Nashville 400 Music City Motorplex Johnny Beauchamp Rex White Buck Baker
30 14 August Western North Carolina 500 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway Rex White Possum Jones Emanuel Zervakis
31 16 August Race 31 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds Cotton Owens Lee Petty Junior Johnson
32 18 August Race 32 Columbia Speedway Rex White Richard Petty Buck Baker
33 20 August Race 33 South Boston Speedway Junior Johnson Possum Jones Rex White
34 23 August Race 34 Bowman Gray Stadium Glen Wood Lee Petty Junior Johnson
35 5 September Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Buck Baker Rex White Jim Paschal
36 9 September Buddy Shuman 250 Hickory Motor Speedway Junior Johnson Possum Jones Rex White
37 11 September Race 37 California State Fairgrounds[8] Jim Cook Scotty Cain Lloyd Dane
38 15 September Race 38 Gamecock Speedway[9] Ned Jarrett David Pearson Junior Johnson
39 18 September Race 39 Occoneechee Speedway Richard Petty Ned Jarrett Rex White
40 25 September Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway Rex White Joe Weatherly Junior Johnson
41 2 October Wilkes 200 North Wilkesboro Speedway Rex White Junior Johnson Possum Jones
42 16 October National 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway Speedy Thompson Richard Petty Ned Jarrett
43 23 October Capital City 200 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds Speedy Thompson Junior Johnson Ned Jarrett
44 30 October Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway Bobby Johns Johnny Allen Jim Paschal

Final standings[edit]

1 Rex White 21164
2 Richard Petty 17228
3 Bobby Johns 14964
4 Buck Baker 14674
5 Ned Jarrett 14660
6 Lee Petty 14510
7 Junior Johnson 9932
8 Emanuel Zervakis 9720
9 Jim Paschal 8968
10 Banjo Matthews 8458

References[edit]

  1. ^ Between 1951 and 1960, four races were held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix.
  2. ^ Between 1951 and 1960 twelve races were held at the Wilson Speedway in Wilson, North Carolina.
  3. ^ Between 1951 and 1961 three races were held at the Marchbanks Speedway in Hanford, California.
  4. ^ Between 1949 and 1961 four races were held at the Heidelberg Raceway in Pittsburgh.
  5. ^ In 1960, on one occasion only, a race was held at Montgomery Air Base in Montgomery, New York.
  6. ^ Between 1958 and 1965 nine races were held at the Rambi Raceway in Myrtle Beach.
  7. ^ In 1960, on one occasion only, a race was held at the Dixie Speedway in Birmingham, Alabama.
  8. ^ Between 1956 and 1961 six races were held at the California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento.
  9. ^ In 1960, on one occasion only, a race was held at the Gamecock Speedway in Sumter.

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