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1950 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 19
Monday, September 4, 1950 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
400 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 6:38:40
Average Speed: 75.25 mph
Pole Speed: 82.034 mph
Cautions: 2 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: 9 laps +
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1950 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1950 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Curtis Turner41Oldsmobile43.884   82.034    
2   Jimmy Thompson25Lincoln45.309   79.454    
3   Gober Sosebee51Oldsmobile44.742   80.461    
4   Bob Flock7Oldsmobile44.180   81.484    
5   Lee MorgannullOldsmobile45.645   78.869    
6   Virgil Livengood66Oldsmobile46.482   77.449    
7   Red Byron22Cadillac44.560   80.789    
8   Hub McBridenullMercury45.720   78.740    
9   Billy CardennullFord46.277   77.792    
10   Fonty Flock47Oldsmobile44.980   80.035    
11   Slick SmithnullOldsmobile46.260   77.821    
12   Ted Chamberlain45Plymouth47.016   76.569    
13   Jack Smith19Oldsmobile45.555   79.024    
14   Bill Snowden37Nash47.393   75.960    
15   Chuck Mahoney77Mercury   .000    
16   Tim Flock9Oldsmobile44.582   80.750    
17   Bill Henson86Oldsmobile45.624   78.905    
18   Lloyd Moore62Lincoln45.317   79.440    
19   Shorty York43Buick46.159   77.991    
20   Bob Smith35Oldsmobile46.034   78.202    
21   Joe Eubanks4Mercury46.233   77.866    
22   Harold Kite21Lincoln46.562   77.316    
23   Bill Rexford59Oldsmobile46.277   77.792    
24   Jimmie Lewallen0Oldsmobile46.341   77.684    
25   Glenn Dunaway49Lincoln46.810   76.906    
26   George Hartley61Oldsmobile46.771   76.970    
27   Jack White17Ford46.777   76.960    
28   Buck Baker87Oldsmobile48.451   74.301    
29   Bub KingnullMercury47.131   76.382    
30   Pee Wee Martin34Oldsmobile44.354   81.165    
31   Clyde MinternullLincoln45.175   79.690    
32   Barney Smith99Oldsmobile45.409   79.279    
33   Murrace WalkernullOldsmobile45.024   79.957    
34   Jerry KempnullLincoln46.053   78.170    
35   Lee Petty42Plymouth45.696   78.781    
36   Gene Darragh24Hudson45.959   78.330    
37   Carson DyernullLincoln46.739   77.023    
38   Cotton Owens71Plymouth46.535   77.361    
39   Roy BentleynullStudebaker47.337   76.050    
40   Jim Paschal79Ford47.941   75.092    
41   Ruel SmithnullPontiac46.712   77.067    
42   J.E. HardienullStudebaker47.632   75.579    
43   Johnny Mantz98Plymouth49.006   73.460    
44   Hershel McGriff52Oldsmobile44.675   80.581    
45   Charles Tidwell18Oldsmobile46.315   77.728    
46   Bill Osborne36Mercury45.791   78.618    
47   Al KellernullOldsmobile45.873   78.477    
48   Gene ComstocknullOldsmobile46.487   77.441    
49   Bob AppersonnullOldsmobile46.068   78.145    
50   Dick Soper48Kaiser47.475   75.829    
51   Walt Crawford64Buick47.017   76.568    
52   Elmer Wilson39Plymouth46.577   77.291    
53   Bill WidenhousenullPlymouth48.233   74.637    
54   Pete KellernullStudebaker47.383   75.976    
55   Tommy ThompsonnullHudson46.611   77.234    
56   P.E. GodfreynullLincoln47.707   75.465    
57   Johnny Grubb44Plymouth46.694   77.097    
58   Kenneth Wagner46Lincoln44.829   80.305    
59   Gayle WarrennullOldsmobile44.212   81.425    
60   Wally Campbell33Oldsmobile43.689   82.400    
61   Marshall Teague6Lincoln44.929   80.126    
62   Dick Linder26Oldsmobile45.118   79.790    
63   Roscoe ThompsonnullOldsmobile44.939   80.108    
64   Bill Blair2Cadillac45.083   79.852    
65   Jimmy Florian27Ford45.134   79.762    
66   Jack CarrnullMercury44.959   80.072    
67   Fireball Roberts82Oldsmobile45.617   78.917    
68   John DuBoise89Ford45.403   79.289    
69   Jack Yardley54Ford45.446   79.214    
70   Tex Keene14Plymouth46.056   78.165    
71   Byron Beatty65Ford45.443   79.220    
72   Weldon Adams72Plymouth45.559   79.018    
73   Alton Haddock48Ford45.807   78.590    
74   Rollin SmithnullHudson46.098   78.094    
75   Jesse James TaylornullMercury   .000    
76   Dorothy ShullnullOldsmobile   .000    
77   Herb Thomas92Plymouth   .000    
78   Bill BennettnullKaiser   .000    
79   Lewis HawkinsnullPlymouth   .000    
80   Pap WhitenullMercury   .000    
81   Louise Smith94Nash   .000    
82   Pat Sutton54Ford   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Dorothy Shull, Herb Thomas (#92), Bill Bennett, Lewis Hawkins, Pap White, Louise Smith (#94), Pat Sutton (#54)