1963 Daytona 500

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The 1963 Daytona 500, the 5th running of the event held on February 24, 1963 was won by Tiny Lund driving a 1963 Ford. Lund drove his number 21 to victory in three hours and 17 minutes. There were 2 cautions flags which slowed the race for 10 laps.[1] Lund filled in for an injured Marvin Panch, who suffered injuries after a crash in a Maserati was driving a Wood Brothers car.[2] The win was Lund's first victory of the season.[3]

This race marked the first time that ABC's Wide World of Sports covered the great American Race.

Top ten finishers[edit]

  1. Tiny Lund
  2. Fred Lorenzen
  3. Ned Jarrett
  4. Nelson Stacy
  5. Dan Gurney
  6. Richard Petty
  7. Bobby Johns
  8. Joe Weatherly
  9. Johnny Rutherford
  10. Tommy Irwin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  2. ^ Auto editors of Consumer Guide. "1963 NASCAR Grand National Recap". HowStuffWorks, Inc ; Publications International, Ltd. p. 1. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ Fleischman, Bill; Al Pearce (2004). "Race Results: 1949-2002; 1960". The Unauthorized NASCAR Fan Guide: 2004 2004 (10 ed.). 43311 Joy Rd. #414, Canton, MI, 48187: Checkered Flag Press; Visible Ink Press. pp. 225–226 of 576. ISBN 0-681-27587-1.