A couple of trivia nuggets from the finishing order:
- Three of the top 5 finishers are now in the NASCAR Hall of Fame: Petty (1st), Herb Thomas (3rd), and Buck Baker (5th).
- The ageless Hershel McGriff finished 14th. McGriff raced in the first Southern 500 at Darlington in 1950 and still makes occasional starts in his mid 80s - including as recently as July 2012.
- Finishing 13th was a driver from Shreveport whose name sounded more like a disco than a racer: Roxy Dancy. The race was Dancy's one and only career NASCAR Grand National start.
|Source: Daytona Beach Morning Journal via Google News Archive|