During the 1961 NASCAR Grand National season, several races were televised, bringing the action home to the fans. There was also a rise in factory representation on the track during the season, which helped to sell cars. Pontiac, the brand that won most of the televised races, showed a sharp increase in sales. To learn which automakers triumphed in the 52 races during the 1962 NASCAR Grand National season, see the chart below.

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Bowman Gray Stadium hosted a 1961 NASCAR Grand National event won by Rex White on April 3.
Bowman Gray Stadium hosted a 1961 NASCAR
Grand National event won by Rex White on April 3.
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Number Date Site Race Winner Car Speed
1
11/06/60
Charlotte, NC
Joe Weatherly
Ford
59.435
2 11/20/60
Jacksonville, FL
Lee Petty
Plymouth
64.400
3 2/24/61
Daytona Beach, FL
Fireball Roberts
Pontiac
129.711
4 2/24/61
Daytona Beach, FL
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac 152.671
5 2/26/61
Daytona Beach, FL
Marvin Panch
Pontiac 49.601
6 3/04/61
Spartanburg, SC
Cotton Owens
Pontiac 59.152
7 3/05/61
Weaverville, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
72.420
8
3/12/61
Hanford, CA
Fireball Roberts
Pontiac 95.621
9
3/26/61
Atlanta, GA
Bob Burdick
Pontiac 124.172
10
4/01/61
Greenville, SC
Emanuel Zervakis
Chevrolet
52.189
11
4/02/61
Hillsboro, NC
Cotton Owens
Pontiac 84.695
12
4/03/61
Winston-Salem, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
45.500
13
4/09/61
Martinsville, VA
Fred Lorenzen
Ford
63.366
14
4/16/61
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
83.248
15
4/20/61
Columbia, SC
Cotton Owens
Pontiac 51.940
16
4/22/61
Hickory, NC
Junior Johnson
Pontiac 66.654
17
4/23/61
Richmond, VA
Richard Petty
Plymouth
62.456
18
4/30/61
Martinsville, VA
Junior Johnson
Pontiac 66.278
19
5/06/61
Darlinigton, SC
Fred Lorenzen
Ford
119.520
20
5/21/61
Charlotte, NC
Richard Petty
Plymouth
133.554
21
5/21/61
Charlotte, NC
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac
115.591
22
5/21/61
Riverside, CA
Lloyd Dane
Chevrolet
82.512
23
5/27/61
Los Angeles, CA
Eddie Gray
Ford
68.833
24
5/28/61
Charlotte, NC
David Pearson
Pontiac 111.633
25
6/02/61
Spartanburg, SC
Jim Paschal
Pontiac 55.495
26
6/04/61
Birmingham, AL
Ned Jarrett
Chevrolet
61.068
27
6/08/61
Greenville, SC
Jack Smith
Pontiac 58.441
28
6/10/61
Winston-Salem, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
42.714
29
6/17/61
Norwood, MA
Emanuel Zervakis
Chevrolet
53.827
30
6/23/61
Hartsville, SC
Buck Baker
Chrysler
46.234
31
6/24/61
Roanoke, VA
Junior Johnson
Pontiac
49.907
32
7/04/61
Daytona Beach, FL
David Pearson
Pontiac
154.294
33
7/09/61
Atlanta, GA
Fred Lorenzen
Ford
118.067
34
7/20/61
Columbia, SC
Cotton Owens
Pontiac 62.198
35
7/22/61
Myrtle Beach, SC
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac 57.655
36
7/30/61
Bristol, TN
Jack Smith
Pontiac 68.373
37
8/06/61
Nashville, TN
Jim Paschal
Pontiac 56.455
38
8/09/61
Winston-Salem, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
42.452
39
8/13/61
Weaverville, NC
Junior Johnson
Pontiac 65.704
40
8/18/61
Richmond, VA
Junior Johnson
Pontiac 51.605
41
8/27/61
S. Boston, VA
Junior Johnson
Pontiac 48.348
42
9/04/61
Darlington, SC
Nelson Stacy
Ford
117.787
43
9/08/61
Hickory, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
67.529
44
9/10/61
Richmond, VA
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac 61.677
45
9/10/61
Sacramento, CA
Eddie Gray
Ford
n/a
46
9/17/61
Atlanta, GA
David Pearson
Pontiac125.384
47
9/24/61
Martinsville, VA
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac62.586
48
10/01/61
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet
84.675
49
10/15/61
Charlotte, NC
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac119.950
50
10/22/61
Bristol, TN
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac72.452
51
10/28/61
Greenville, SC
Junior Johnson
Pontiac63.346
52
10/29/61
Hillsboro, NC
Joe Weatherly
Pontiac85.249

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