|James Roy "Jim" Paschal, Jr.|
December 5, 1926|
High Point, North Carolina, United States
|Died||July 5, 2004
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Cause of death||Cancer|
|Achievements||1964, 1967 World 600 Winner|
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career|
|421 races run over 23 years|
|Best finish||5th (1956)|
|First race||1949 Race No. 1 (Charlotte)|
|Last race||1972 World 600 (Charlotte)|
|First win||1953 Race #36 (Martinsville)|
|Last win||1967 Race #27 (Montgomery)|
|NASCAR Grand National East Series career|
|9 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||12th (1972)|
|First race||1972 Hickory 276 (Hickory)|
|Last race||1972 Gamecock 200 (Columbia)|
|Statistics current as of April 20, 2013.|
Paschal won twenty-five races and twelve poles over his career. Elected to the "Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame" in 1977, he won the World 600 in 1964 and 1967 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. He competed in the first 18 Southern 500's 1950–1967 and won 16 of 73 Grand American races 1969–1972. Paschal's 1967 win in the World 600 established a race record of 335 laps led, which would not be broken until 2016 when Martin Truex Jr. led 392 laps.
His strongest racing was found on short tracks where he would finish an average of 11th place. Paschal would find his weakness on road courses; where the sharp corners and the right turns would cause him to finish in an agonizing 27th place on average.
After retiring from racing, he owned a trucking company and farmed (cattle and poultry).
- "Career statistics for Jim Paschal". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- "Truex Jr. rewrites history, breaks records with Coca-Cola 600 win". NASCAR.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
- "NASCAR statistics for Jim Paschal". Driver Averages. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
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