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1956 Old Dominion 400


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NASCAR Grand National race number 54 of 56
Sunday, October 28, 1956 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
400 laps on a .500 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:17
Average Speed: 61.136 mph
Pole Speed: 67.643 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 9,500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
123502   Jack Smith Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge4002,264running185
22198   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Ford4001,400running16
3 597   Bill Amick DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford400950running9
4 3300   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler396700running75
51922   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford394600running12
61272   Joe Weatherly Pete DePaolo'56 Ford394500running0
7 100   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler394350running0
83735   Bunk Moore Fred Frazier'56 Ford394400running0
92950   Frank Mundy Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge393350running0
101634   Gwyn Staley Julian Petty'56 Chevrolet389350running0
112033   Jimmy Massey Julian Petty'56 Chevrolet389300running0
12313   Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet384200running0
13154   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury383250running0
141364   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'56 Plymouth383200running0
151449   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet378200running0
16 886   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'55 Buick371150running0
173071   Bill Poor Bill Poor'56 Chevrolet364200running0
184099   Bun Emery  '56 Ford364200running0
19187   Larry Odo Larry Odo'56 Chevrolet361150running0
203916   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Chevrolet357200running0
21 742   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge356100running0
223414   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'56 Chevrolet352150running0
233823   Norman Schihl Norman Schihl'56 Ford349150running0
243644   Art Binkley Art Binkley'55 Plymouth349150running0
252783   Johnny Dodson Johnny Dodson'56 Chevrolet343150running0
263241   Billy Rafter Billy Rafter'56 Dodge334250running0
273531   Bill Champion John Whitford'56 Ford299150running0
28 426   Curtis Turner DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford299100engine0
29 995   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'56 Ford245100overheating0
301112   Ralph Moody DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford183100rear end0
313375   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury16350engine0
3217X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Ford143 engine0
33 621   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'56 Ford110 engine0
342415   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'56 Chevrolet10675con rod0
35 282   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford103 rf lugs103
362529   Billy Carden DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford8750rf hub0
372855   Mel Larson Mel Larson'56 Ford7750piston0
382676   Larry Frank Lonnie Fish'56 Chevrolet7750oil pressure0
39102   Bill Lutz  '56 Ford6350engine0
402248   Jimmie Lewallen Bob Welborn'56 Ford11100fuel pump0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Eubanks1103103
  Speedy Thompson10417875
  Jack Smith17918810
  Fireball Roberts18920012
  Bill Amick2012099
  Marvin Panch21022516
  Jack Smith226400175