August 5, 1962 - 250 Miles - Purse $13,155

Jim Paschal August 5 1962

  Jim Paschal (at left) crosses the finish light to claim victory in the 1962 Nashville 500.  This was the second victory at Nashville for the veteran driver from High Point NC. 

This would be the last career start for two-time NASCAR Grand National driver Joe Lee Johnson.  Johnson captured the 1959 Nashville 300 and the 1960 World 600 at Charlotte.

This would also be the first start at Nashville for Danville, Virginia's Wendell Scott.  His last appearance at the track would come in May 1972 at the Mr. D's 200 Grand National East race.

This would be the first appearance by Bud Moore Racing at the Fairgrounds.  The team would make 25 appearances at the track and captures wins in 1981 by Benny Parsons and 1983 by Dale Earnhardt

Jim Paschal (at left) crosses the finish light to claim victory in the 1962 Nashville 500.   

Average Speed:    64.465 mph Time of Race:     3:52:41 Margin:      4 Laps
Pole Winner:       Johnny Allen 77.85 mph Attendance:       12,596 Cautions:   3 for 108
Lap Leaders:       Allen 1-46, Petty 47-180, Paschal 181-189, Petty 190, Buck Baker 191-202, Paschal 203-500
 
Driver Fin Str Car Team  /  Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
Jim Paschal 1 3 42 Petty Enterprises 62 Plymouth 500 3,250 running 307
Richard Petty 2 2 43 Petty Enterprises 62 Plymouth 496 1,875 running 135
Buck Baker 3 9 87 Buck Baker 62 Chrysler 493 1,350 running 12
Joe Weatherly 4 10 8 Bud Moore 62 Pontiac 489 800 running 0
  Tom Cox 5 11 2 Cliff Stewart 62 Pontiac 471 700 running 0
  George Green 6 13 1 Jess Potter 61 Chevrolet 463 600 running 0
Herman Beam 7 16 19 Herman Beam 62 Ford 452 500 running 0
Larry Thomas 8 12 36 Wade Younts 62 Dodge 422 500 running 0
Ned Jarrett 9 8 11 B.G. Holloway 62 Chevrolet 387 550 Blown Engine 0
Curtis Crider 10 17 62 Curtis Crider 62 Mercury 384 365 rocker arm 0
  G.C. Spencer 11 5 48 G.C. Spencer 62 Chevrolet 357 350 running 0
Bob Welborn 12 15 149 J.C. Parker 62 Pontiac 333 225 running 0
Sherman Utsman 13 6 61 Sherman Utsman 62 Ford 330 240 RF hub 0
  Ralph Smith 14 24 79 Ralph Smith 62 Chevrolet 292 175 drive shaft 0
  Wendell Scott 15 19 34 Wendell Scott 61 Chevrolet 244 150 Broke Spindle - crash 0
  Jimmy Pardue 16 4 54 Jimmy Pardue 62 Pontiac 204 150 Blown Engine 0
  Johnny Allen 17 1 46 Holly Farms  -  Fred Lovette 62 Pontiac 179 175 Blown - Tire crash 46
Jack Smith 18 7 47 Jack Smith 62 Pontiac 119 150 Overheating 0
Fireball Roberts 19 20 22 Jim Stephens 62 Pontiac 78 150 steering 0
  Nero Steptoe 20 18 49 J.C. Parker 61 Pontiac 78 150 Blown Tire - crash 0
Buddy Baker 21 14 86 Buck Baker 61 Chrysler 60 150 Head gasket 0
  Harold Carmac 22 22 60 Ray Herlocker 60 Plymouth 12 150 No oil press 0
  Earl Brooks 23 23 63 Curtis Crider 61 Mercury 2 150 handling 0
  Joe Lee Johnson 24 25 41 Joe Lee Johnson 61 Pontiac 2 150 clutch 0
  Hank Grilliot 25 21 74   62 Studebaker 1 150 handling 0