1960s NASCAR Season Recaps

1960s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1960s. Learn more on the 1960s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.


By the 1962 NASCAR Grand National season, cars had bigger engines and were reaching speeds above 150 mph. All the major automakers returned to NASCAR to form factory teams. Get results of all the 1962 NASCAR races.

Joe Weatherly was the unlikely winner of the 1963 NASCAR Grand National championship. Also this year NASCAR mandated a limit on engine displacement which helped keep parts from becoming obsolete. Learn the results from each of the 55 NASCAR races of 1963.

The 1964 NASCAR Grand National season was supercharged by Chrysler's new Hemi engine. This monster engine gave Richard Petty the power to run 20 miles per hour faster than the year before. See the results from all 62 NASCAR races in 1964.

With the Chrysler Hemi banned from NASCAR Ford cars dominated the 1965 NASCAR Grand National season. NASCAR put a set of rules in place that worked to even out the playing field which is what did the Hemi in. Learn the results of all 55 races of 1965.

David Pearson captured the 1966 NASCAR Grand National title on the strength of his 15 wins. Chrysler also returned this year, which brought a much-needed boost in spirit to the series. See the results from each race during the 1966 season.

Richard Petty ruled the 1967 NASCAR Grand National season with a record 27 wins. Even more impressive. Petty managed to put together a 10-race consecutive winning streak. Get the full results of all 49 races in the 1967 NASCAR season here.

The 1968 NASCAR Grand National season was thrilling with two drivers winning 16 races each. Richard Petty and David Pearson duked it out for the championship while new tracks in Michigan and Texas were built. Get all the results of the races in the 1968 season.

New superspeedways thrilled the crowds during the 1969 NASCAR Grand National season. The Alabama International Motor Speedway opened for the Talladega 500 with a caution-free race.

The 1960 NASCAR Grand National season marked transitions for NASCAR including televised races and new tracks in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Hanford. Get results of all 44 races from the 1960 NASCAR Grand National season.

Rex White won 7 races in the 1961 NASCAR Grand National season but lost the title to a driver with only one win. Find out who beat Rex White for the championship title and see results of all the year's races.

The 1961 NASCAR Grand National champion Ned Jarrett won only one race during the season. As Pontiac took the winner's circle more frequently, their car sales also made a brisk increase. See the 1961 NASCAR events standings and photos here.

The 1962 Nasser Grand National title was won by Joe Weatherly in a Pontiac, which added another victory for General Motors. GM won 18 of the first 20 races. See the events statistics and photos from the 1962 NASCAR season.

The 1963 NASCAR Grand National championship was won by Joe Weatherly. NASCAR also established a new set of rules to address the potential of unlimited engineering by the factories. See the events, stats, and photos from this historic NASCAR season.

The 1960 NASCAR Grand National championship was captured by Rex White. Factory representation in NASCAR was also on a dramatic rise. See the major events, standings, and photos from the 1960 NASCAR season.

The 1965 NASCAR Grand National season was marked by protest and controversy over the banning of limited edition engines like the Hemi. You can learn all about the highlights, low points, and standings of 1965 from this season recap.

The 1967 NASCAR Grand National season featured dizzying speeds and set new records and gave Richard Petty his second NASCAR title. Follow all the highlights, see photos, and peruse the standings to get a full picture of the 1967 NASCAR season.

The 1968 NASCAR Grand National season was marked by a battle between Ford and Chrysler vehicles and drivers. The excitement of the season gave NASCAR a needed boost in popularity among fans as well. Catch up on all the exciting action.

The 1969 NASCAR Grand National season thrilled fans amid racecar and track innovations and the first drivers boycott in NASCAR history. To get a better picture of this season, this season recap will guide you through the year's highlights.

The 1964 NASCAR Grand National season marked the introduction of Chrysler's Hemi engine which brought more speed and danger to the track. Cars could now travel up to 175 mph! View the season highlights and the final standings in this season recap.

The 1966 NASCAR Grand National season saw the re-introduction of Chrysler's Hemi engine and a boycott from Ford. This gave Chrysler a more frequent visit to the winner's circle. Read about the season highlights and stats in this season recap.

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