Petty won by three car lengths over second place Buck Baker in the 200-lap, 100-mile event. Richard won in car number 41. Brother Maurice finished 20th in the 24-car field driving a second Petty Enterprises number 43 Plymouth.
In his book Silent Speedways of the Carolinas, author Perry Allen Wood writes:
They lined up with Richard on the pole and Buck barely missing quick time in second... Honestly, it was a weak field as some drivers on the way up did not have good rides and those on the way down did not either. A lot of never-will-bes filled in the grid. When the green waved, it was Richard, Buck, and Ned [Jarrett] distancing themselves from the pack. Cautions marred the event as Bobby Issac crashed out for 21st, Maurice Petty did the same for 20th, and [Joe] Weatherly in a borrowed ride followed suit for 19th... At the front, Petty led, but Jarrett and Baker would not go away. The cautions ended after 13, and it was a sprint to the finish with Richard Petty finally wining in Columbia. But he did it with Buck Baker beating away at his back bumper. ~ p. 59As a side note, Joe Weatherly bounced back from this wreck to have a successful season. He claimed his second consecutive championship in 1963 racing for nine different car owners.
Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire