1960 NASCAR Grand National Standings

1960 NASCAR Grand National Champion Rex White.
1960 NASCAR Grand National Champion Rex White

Rex White, a pint-sized driver with a heavy right foot, took the points lead in June and never looked back as he sped to his first NASCAR Grand National championship.

White grabbed first place in the standings following the inaugural World 600 at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he finished sixth. He won six races in 40 starts and finished 3,936 points ahead of runner-up Richard Petty.

Petty suffered a major setback in the points race when he was disqualified at Charlotte for making an improper entrance to pit road. Petty had finished fourth in the 600-miler, worth 3,520 points, but when NASCAR disqualified him, he lost all of the points he earned that day. Petty won three times during the 1960 season, including his first career win at the old Charlotte Fairgrounds in February.

The points lead changed hands seven times among five different drivers during the 1960 campaign. In addition to White and Petty, Jack Smith, Junior Johnson, and Bobby Johns all took turns leading the NASCAR standings. The following chart compiles the complete standings for 1960.

1960 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Rex White
21,164
6
$57,524.85
2
Richard Petty
17,228 3
41,872.95
3
Bobby Johns
14,964
1
46,114.92
4
Buck Baker
14,674
2
38,398.31
5
Ned Jarrett
14,660
5
25,437.38
6
Lee Petty
14,510
5
31,282.19
7
Junior Johnson
9,932
3
38,989.16
8
Emanuel Zervakis
9,720
0
12,123.97
9
Jim Paschal
8,968
0
15,095.94
10
Banjo Matthews
8,458
0
15,616.99
11
Johnny Beauchamp
8,306
1
17,373.78
12
Herman Beam
7,776
0
5,915.94
13
Joe Lee Johnson
7,352
1
34,518.94
14
Jack Smith
6,944
3
24,720.94
15
Fred Lorenzen
6,764
0
9,135.94
16
Bob Welborn
6,732
0
6,193.96
17
Jimmy Pardue
6,682
0
5,609.96
18
Tom Pistone
6,572
0
6,713.96
19
Johnny Allen
6,506
0
14,788.96
20
Joe Weatherly
6,380
3
20,123.96
21
Doug Yates
6,374
0
5,205.00
22
L.D. Austin
6,180
0
4,785.00
23
David Pearson
5,956
0
5,030.00
24
Gerald Duke
5,950
0
5,930.00
25
Speedy Thompson
5,658
2
18,035.00
26
Marvin Panch
5,268
0
3,225.00
27
Paul Lewis
5,212
0
3,535.00
28
Curtis Crider
4,720
0
3,645.00
29
Fireball Roberts
4,700
2
19,895.00
30
Shorty Rollins
4,374
0
2,120.00
31
Possum Jones
4,270
0
6,330.00
32
Tiny Lund
4,124
0
2,440.00
33
G.C. Spencer
3,986
0
3,910.00
34
Larry Frank
3,634
0
2,440.00
35
Herb Tillman
3,504
0
2,605.00
36
Curtis Turner
3,300
0
3,220.00
37
Bunkie Blackburn
3,252
0
3,400.00
38
Buddy Baker
3,070
0
1,745.00
39
Cotton Owens
3,050
1
14,065.00
40
Charley Griffith
2,684
0
1,300.00
41
Wilbur Rakestraw
2,676
0
2,695.00
42
Jimmy Massey
2,662
0
3,310.00
43
Jimmy Thompson
2,472
0
1,940.00
44
Jim Reed
2,340
0
2,240.00
45
Jim Cook
2,178
1
1,600.00
46
Ernie Gahan
2,080
0
625.00
47
Elmo Henderson
2,072
0
1,425.00
48
Bob Burdick
1,970
0
850.00
49
Roz Howard
1,810
0
1,490.00
50
Bob Potter
1,800
0
640.00

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