1963 NASCAR Grand National Series

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1963 Grand National Series
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The 1963 NASCAR Grand National Series season was the fourteenth season in what is now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Schedule[edit]

No. Race Title Track Date
1 1963-01 Fairgrounds Raceway, Birmingham November 4, 1962
2 1963-02 Golden Gate Speedway, Tampa November 11, 1962
3 Turkey Day 200 Tar Heel Speedway, Randleman November 22, 1962
4 Riverside 500 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside January 20, 1963
5 100 Mile Qualifying Races Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 22, 1963
6
7 Daytona 500 February 24, 1963
8 1963-08 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg March 2, 1963
9 1963-09 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville March 3, 1963
10 1963-10 Orange Speedway, Hillsborough March 10, 1963
11 Atlanta 500 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton March 17, 1963
12 Hickory 250 Hickory Speedway, Hickory March 24, 1963
13 Southeastern 500 Bristol International Speedway, Bristol March 31, 1963
14 1963-14 Augusta Speedway, Augusta April 4, 1963
15 Richmond 250 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond April 7, 1963
16 Greenville 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville April 13, 1963
17 South Boston 400 South Boston Speedway, South Boston April 14, 1963
18 1963-18 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem April 15, 1963
19 Virginia 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 21, 1963
20 Gwyn Staley 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 28, 1963
21 Columbia 200 Columbia Speedway, Columbia May 2, 1963
22 1963-22 Tar Heel Speedway, Randleman May 5, 1963
23 Rebel 300 Darlington Raceway, Darlington May 11, 1963
24 1963-24 Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas May 18, 1963
25 1963-25 Southside Speedway, Richmond May 19, 1963
26 World 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord June 2, 1963
27 1963-27 Fairgrounds Raceway, Birmingham June 9, 1963
28 Dixie 400 Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton June 30, 1963
29 Firecracker 400 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4, 1963
30 Speedorama 200 Rambi Raceway, Myrtle Beach July 7, 1963
31 1963-31 Savannah Speedway, Savannah July 10, 1963
32 1963-32 Dog Track Speedway, Moyock July 11, 1963
33 1963-33 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem July 13, 1963
34 1963-34 New Asheville Speedway, Asheville July 14, 1963
35 1963-35 Old Bridge Stadium, Old Bridge July 19, 1963
36 1963-36 Bridgehampton Raceway, Bridgehampton July 21, 1963
37 Volunteer 500 Bristol International Speedway, Bristol July 28, 1963
38 Pickens 200 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville July 30, 1963
39 Nashville 400 Nashville Speedway, Nashville August 4, 1963
40 Sandlapper 200 Columbia Speedway, Columbia August 8, 1963
41 Western North Carolina 500 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville August 11, 1963
42 1963-42 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg August 14, 1963
43 International 200 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem August 16, 1963
44 Mountaineer 300 West Virginia International Speedway, Huntington August 18, 1963
45 Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 2, 1963
46 Buddy Shuman 250 Hickory Speedway, Hickory September 6, 1963
47 Capital City 300 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond September 8, 1963
48 Old Dominion 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 22, 1963
49 1963-49 Dog Track Speedway, Moyock September 24, 1963
50 Wilkes 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro September 29, 1963
51 1963-51 Tar Heel Speedway, Randleman October 5, 1963
52 National 400 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 13
53 South Boston 400 South Boston Speedway, South Boston October 20, 1963
54 1963-54 Orange Speedway, Hillsborough October 27, 1963
55 Golden State 400 Riverside International Raceway, Riverside November 3, 1963

Races[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]

Main article: 1963 Daytona 500

The 1963 Daytona 500 was won by Tiny Lund driving a 1963 Ford. Lund drove his number 21 to victory in three hours and 17 minutes. Lund filled in for an injured Marvin Panch, who suffered injuries after a crash in a Maserati was driving a Wood Brothers car.

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

Pickens 200[edit]

Main article: 1963 Pickens 200

The 1963 Pickens 200 was a NASCAR Grand National Series racing event that took place on July 30, 1963, at Greenville-Pickens Speedway (Greenville, South Carolina).

Three lead changes ended up circulating amongst three different race leaders. This racing event took place on a dirt track oval with 200 laps being the pre-determined number of laps according to the NASCAR officials who sanctioned the event. J. D. McDuffie would crash into the wall on his first lap in his 1961 Ford Galaxie vehicle; causing him to become the last-place finisher of the race.

Frank Warren would make his NASCAR debut racing against Buck Baker, Neil Castles, Joe Weatherly, Wendell Scott (NASCAR's first African-American competitor), and Cale Yarborough.

  1. 41-Richard Petty
  2. 11-Ned Jarrett
  3. 87-Buck Baker
  4. 2-Fred Harb
  5. 99-Bobby Isaac
  6. 6-David Pearson
  7. 32-Tiny Lund
  8. 05-Joe Weatherly
  9. X-Frank Warren
  10. 34-Wendell Scott

Sandlapper 200[edit]

Main article: 1963 Sandlapper 200

The 1963 Sandlapper 200 was the official site of Richard Petty's 25th NASCAR Grand National win for Petty Enterprises; leading 138 laps in that race. The race took place on August 8, 1963 at Columbia Speedway in Columbia, South Carolina. Two hundred laps were done on a dirt track spanning 0.500 miles (0.805 km).

  1. United States Richard Petty
  2. United States David Pearson
  3. United States Bobby Isaac
  4. United States Ned Jarrett
  5. United States G.C. Spencer
  6. United States Billy Wade
  7. United States Jack Smith
  8. United States Cale Yarborough
  9. United States Wendell Scott
  10. United States Bobby Keck

Old Dominion 500[edit]

Main article: 1963 Old Dominion 500

The 1963 Old Dominion 500 is a NASCAR Grand National Series race that took place on September 22, 1963 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, U.S.. Possum Jones and Bobby Keck were the two drivers not to qualify for this event. The race was scheduled for 500 laps; taking three hours and forty-two minutes to complete. Fred Lorenzen defeated Marvin Panch by a single lap and two seconds.

  1. Fred Lorenzen
  2. Marvin Panch
  3. Joe Weatherly
  4. David Pearson
  5. Richard Petty
  6. Billy Wade
  7. Fireball Roberts
  8. Nelson Stacy
  9. Jack Smith
  10. Buck Baker

Golden State 400[edit]

Main article: 1963 Golden State 400

The 1963 Golden State 400 is a NASCAR Grand National Series racing event held on November 3, 1963, at Riverside International Raceway in the American community of Riverside, California.

Richard Petty attempted to drive five laps using automatic transmission but his transmission failed after only five laps into the race; proving that NASCAR may always be for vehicles with manual transmission. He would go on to become a replacement driver for Junior Johnson; although Johnson get credit for the fifth-place finish.

  1. 16-Darel Dieringer
  2. 21-Dave MacDonald
  3. 121-Marvin Panch
  4. 22-Fireball Roberts
  5. 26-Junior Johnson
  6. 47-Jack Smith
  7. 8-Joe Weatherly
  8. 62-Bill Amick
  9. 18-Bob Ross
  10. 97-Ron Hornaday, Sr.

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