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1956-06 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 56
Sunday, February 26, 1956 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps* on a 4.100 mile road course (159.9 miles)

Time of race: 1:40:24
Average Speed: 90.657 mph
Pole Speed: 135.747 mph
Cautions: 2 for 2 laps
Margin of Victory: 57 sec
Attendance: 29,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Tim Flock300Chrysler26.520   135.747    
2   Speedy Thompson500Dodge27.800   129.496    
3   Cotton Owens286Pontiac27.960   128.755    
4   Ed Kretz285Pontiac28.070   128.255    
5   Russ Truelove226Mercury28.080   128.205    
6   Bob Korf15WMercury28.080   128.205    
7   Jack Choquette290Dodge28.140   127.939    
8   Jim Paschal75Mercury28.440   126.582    
9   Buck Baker301Chrysler28.440   126.582    
10   Herb Thomas92Chevrolet28.560   126.050    
11   Frank Mundy300Chrysler28.720   125.348    
12   Fonty Flock500Dodge28.760   125.174    
13   Charlie Scott300Chrysler28.760   125.174    
14   Bob Welborn49Chevrolet28.840   124.827    
15   Ralph Liguori6Dodge28.920   124.481    
16   Jimmy Lewallen88Oldsmobile29.040   123.967    
17   Jim Wilson576Dodge29.080   123.796    
18   Lee Petty42Dodge29.080   123.796    
19   Lyle Scott63Chrysler29.240   123.119    
20   Buddy Krebs321Dodge29.240   123.119    
21   Marvin Panch98Dodge29.240   123.119    
22   Ralph Moody12Ford29.280   122.951    
23   Al Tasnady144Plymouth29.280   122.951    
24   Billy Myers14WMercury29.280   122.951    
25   Gwyn Staley2Chevrolet29.340   122.703    
26   Junior Johnson55Pontiac29.360   122.616    
27   Jim Reed7Chevrolet29.360   122.616    
28   Charlie Cregar505Chevrolet29.360   122.616    
29   Danny Letner97Ford29.360   122.616    
30   Rex WhiteXChevrolet29.450   122.238    
31   Joel Million78Oldsmobile29.600   121.622    
32   Fireball Roberts22Ford29.640   121.456    
33   Tommy ThompsonM-1Buick29.720   121.131    
34   Dick Linder157Ford29.880   120.482    
35   Donald Thomas91Ford30.040   119.840    
36   Curtis Turner99Ford30.080   119.681    
37   Joe Weatherly9Ford30.200   119.205    
38   Darvin Randahl204Ford30.240   119.043    
39   John Hamby211Plymouth30.310   118.754    
40   Al Keller64Chevrolet30.360   118.577    
41   Don Bailey330Ford30.440   118.265    
42   Gene White8Buick30.520   117.955    
43   Joy Fair719Dodge30.880   116.580    
44   Jim Cushman10Buick30.920   116.429    
45   Bill Widenhouse68Ford30.960   116.279    
46   Jack Smith999Ford31.080   115.830    
47   Glen Wood21Ford31.140   115.620    
48   W.H. Atkinson265Ford31.160   115.533    
49   Ray Chaike16Chevrolet31.200   115.385    
50   Mel Larson155Ford31.200   115.385    
51   Joe Eubanks56Ford31.240   115.237    
52   Red FarmerC97Chevrolet31.520   114.213    
53   Blackie Pitt59Oldsmobile31.520   114.213    
54   David Ezell761Chevrolet31.560   114.068    
55   Gene Simpson40Buick31.640   113.780    
56   Pete Yow203Buick31.640   113.780    
57   Ken Wagner84Ford31.720   113.493    
58   Jack Radtke342Ford31.720   113.493    
59   Dink WidenhouseB-2Ford31.760   113.350    
60   Ken Millingan100Chevrolet31.920   112.782    
61   Charles Oldham123Chevrolet31.960   112.641    
62   Tom Herzberg108Chevrolet32.120   112.080    
63   Bobby Myers1Chevrolet32.680   110.159    
64   Jimmy Mairs206Buick32.720   110.024    
65   Sonny Black444Chevrolet33.160   108.552    
66   Dave Lundman396Chevrolet33.680   106.888    
67   Johnny Allen264Plymouth34.240   105.140    
68   Harvey Henderson19Chevrolet35.040   102.740    
69   Bud Palmer166Dodge36.040   99.889    
70   Dick Beaty34Ford37.960   94.837    
71   Walt Schubert77Ford38.080   94.538    
72   Johnny Osteen424Oldsmobile38.260   94.087    
73   Benny DeRosier230Hudson43.420   82.912    
74   Ken Love640Ford   .000   x
75   Eddie Skinner96Oldsmobile   .000   x
76   Pat Zocanno411Chevrolet   .000   x
77   Ray Thompson390Studebaker   .000   x
78   Bill Blair5Dodge   .000   x
79   Dick Blackwell271Mercury   .000   x
80   Emanuel Zervakis113Chevrolet   .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:   Jimmy Ayers (#3), Bill Cintia, Martin Edwards, Hal Prentice (#333), Don Mitchell (#310), Louis Headley (#243), Mike Diviney (#214), Jake Hatcher (#205), George Henderson (#142), Peck Peckham (#74), C.E. Wood (#60), Bob Pronger (#44), Ted Cannady (#32), Bunk Moore (#20), Mickey Rorer (#17), Marty Nichols (#16A), L.C. Rigsby (#424)