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1956-01


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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 1 of 47
Saturday, February 25, 1956 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps on a 4.100 mile road course (159.9 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:53
Average Speed: 96.052 mph
Pole Speed: 117.801 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 4.9 mi
Attendance: 13,500
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11426   Curtis Turner Pete DePaolo'56 Ford393,525running34
21522   Fireball Roberts Heintzelman Ford   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford382,375running0
3 492   Herb Thomas Doane Motors   (Herb Thomas)'56 Chevrolet381,450running0
41998   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Dodge38900running0
5 671   Dick Joslin Bill Webb'56 Dodge 900running0
6 7186   Red Duvall Red Duvall'55 Buick 600running0
7278   Ray Atkinson Ray Atkinson'56 Dodge 500running0
81111   George Bumgardner Henry Caputo'54 Buick 400running0
92255   Mel Larson Mel Larson'55 Ford 250running0
102841   Pete Peterson Pete Peterson'56 Ford 200running0
11104   Art Binkley Art Binkley'55 Plymouth 160running0
1224111   John Schipper  '55 Mercury 135running0
13 817   Larry Odo Larry Odo'56 Chevrolet 110crash0
141399   Bob Pronger Ketcham's Custom Engines'56 Ford 100running0
15 547   Herschel White Cincinnati Rage Bowl   (Herschel White)'56 Oldsmobile 100 0
161727   Jack Lawrence Jack Lawrence'55 Plymouth 90 0
17235   Tom Pistone Doane Chevrolet   (Tom Pistone)'56 Chevrolet 80 0
18 27   Jimmy Thompson George Hilton'56 Mercury 75 0
19 112   Joe Weatherly Ford Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford20175water pump5
201616   Bud Palmer  '56 Mercury 75 0
21203   Bill Lutz Gene Sauer'56 Ford 60 0
221876   Larry Frank Joe Holly'55 Oldsmobile 60 0
23 386   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'56 Dodge 60 0
24 91   Jim Reed Jim Reed Chevrolet 60 0
251277   Dave Hirschfield Dave Hirschfield'55 Chevrolet 60 0
262590   Gene Blair Gene Blair'55 Mercury 50 0
272132   Bob Vance  '56 Ford 50 0
282645   Bill Brown Bill Brown'55 Mercury 50crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly155
  Curtis Turner63934