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1951 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 24 of 41
Monday, September 3, 1951 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
400 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 6:30:05
Average Speed: 76.906 mph
Pole Speed: 84.173 mph
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1951 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1951 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Frank Mundy23Studebaker427.690   84.173    
2   Herb Thomas92Hudson432.880   83.164    
3   Jesse James Taylor31Hudson434.130   82.924    
4   Fonty Flock14Oldsmobile435.600   82.645    
5   Hershel McGriff77Oldsmobile434.680   82.819    
6   Bill Snowden16Ford438.270   82.141    
7   Fireball Roberts11Ford436.800   82.417    
8   Ray Chase28Oldsmobile442.210   81.409    
9   Frank Gise38Studebaker443.380   81.194    
10   Bob Flock7Oldsmobile437.510   82.284    
11   Gayle Warren4Studebaker443.120   81.242    
12   Billy Carden8Cadillac444.790   80.937    
13   Lloyd Moore59Ford442.430   81.369    
14   Buck Baker87Ford444.710   80.952    
15   Lloyd Dane22Ford452.230   79.605    
16   Slick Smith12Oldsmobile443.150   81.237    
17   Wally Campbell57Oldsmobile444.810   80.933    
18   Jimmy Thompson25Ford453.070   79.458    
19   Buddy Shuman17Ford445.100   80.881    
20   Bobby Booth73Oldsmobile445.280   80.848    
21   Gene Comstock37Oldsmobile453.930   79.307    
22   Jim Paschal60Ford445.210   80.861    
23   Billy Myers99Plymouth446.120   80.696    
24   Lee Petty42Plymouth443.960   81.088    
25   Ewell Weddle50Ford439.850   81.846    
26   Curtis Turner41Oldsmobile440.560   81.714    
27   Leon Sales46Oldsmobile445.340   80.837    
28   Bob Johnson80Studebaker444.730   80.948    
29   Bud Riley66Hudson441.930   81.461    
30   Freddie Farmer95Nash446.700   80.591    
31   Earl Moss86Studebaker448.900   80.196    
32   Sandy Lynch97Ford445.360   80.833    
33   Erick Erickson15Pontiac447.950   80.366    
34   George Hartley52Oldsmobile451.980   79.649    
35   Johnny Mantz98Nash446.600   80.609    
36   Murrace Walker47Studebaker448.550   80.259    
37   Bub King55Plymouth452.890   79.489    
38   Harold Kite1Oldsmobile450.280   79.950    
39   George Seeger18Studebaker449.860   80.025    
40   Wade Fields72Plymouth452.960   79.477    
41   Donald Thomas93Plymouth451.010   79.821    
42   Lee Connell19Pontiac451.790   79.683    
43   Johnny Yountz78Plymouth452.760   79.512    
44   Bud Farrell70Plymouth454.640   79.183    
45   Tim Flock91Oldsmobile433.430   83.058    
46   Weldon Adams26Plymouth455.350   79.060    
47   Marshall Teague6Hudson418.790   85.962    
48   Shorty York90Nash434.190   82.913    
49   Ted Swaim10Ford444.720   80.950    
50   Jim Fiebelkorn67Lincoln429.650   83.789    
51   Gober Sosebee51Oldsmobile437.390   82.306    
52   Jack Goodwin34Plymouth445.530   80.803    
53   Gwyn Staley27Ford450.140   79.975    
54   Red Byron83Ford438.480   82.102    
55   Julian Petty24Plymouth448.000   80.357    
56   Rudy Hires39Ford451.290   79.771    
57   Bob Pronger49Oldsmobile440.270   81.768    
58   Gene Darragh5Oldsmobile451.920   79.660    
59   Sonny Black35Plymouth451.830   79.676    
60   Ed Benedict56Hudson444.040   81.074    
61   Ted Chamberlain94Plymouth452.990   79.472    
62   Jimmie Lewallen30Plymouth455.560   79.024    
63   Tommy Melvin61Oldsmobile446.130   80.694    
64   John Barker48Studebaker455.900   78.965    
65   Oliver Dial74Chevrolet458.640   78.493    
66   Herb Trimble89Oldsmobile432.890   83.162    
67   Jimmy Ayers3Plymouth456.640   78.837    
68   Bill Blair2Ford443.380   81.194    
69   Jimmy Warden75Hudson434.080   82.934    
70   Joe Merola20Oldsmobile443.380   81.194    
71   Joe Eubanks82Oldsmobile450.520   79.908    
72   Jim Delaney21Ford445.830   80.748    
73   J.E. Hardie96Ford449.760   80.043    
74   Tommy Thompson40Nash475.900   75.646    
75   Iggy Katona9Chrysler451.180   79.791    
76   Dave Anderson33Kaiser472.180   76.242    
77   Buck Baity44Buick485.530   74.146    
78   Billy Tibbert43Dodge478.240   75.276    
79   Reino Tulonen32Henry J484.620   74.285    
80   Bill Widenhouse64Plymouth460.920   78.105    
81   Fred Moore58Mercury449.880   80.021    
82   Cotton Owens71Plymouth452.460   79.565    
83   Joe Weatherly29Oldsmobile451.120   79.801    

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:   Joe Weatherly (#29)