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1956 Chicagoland 500


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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 41 of 47
Sunday, September 9, 1956 at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:24
Average Speed: 69.316 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 20,000
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 326   Curtis Turner Pete DePaolo'56 Ford5002,450running329
2 112   Joe Weatherly Pete DePaolo'56 Ford4991,350running171
31049   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet492875running0
4 933   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet486675running0
5 548   Jimmie Lewallen Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet486575running0
61498   Allen Adkins Tom Harbison'56 Dodge478475running0
7167A   Larry Odo Larry Odo'56 Chevrolet466350running0
818711   Bill Poor Bill Poor'56 Chevrolet454300running0
91714   Bob Beck Bob Beck'56 Chevrolet450225running0
10 73   Norman Schihl Norman Schihl'56 Ford420175running0
11 486   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'55 Buick410150running0
12110   Possum Jones Ray Fletcher'56 Ford390125engine0
13132   Bill Lutz  '56 Ford297115engine0
14 222   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'56 Ford268105crash0
151945   Bun Emery Bill Brown'56 Mercury262105fuel pump0
16205   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'56 Chevrolet249100engine0
171277   Larry Frank L.D. Fish'56 Chevrolet168100piston0
18 855   Mel Larson Mel Larson'56 Ford145100head gasket0
19 64   Art Binkley Art Binkley'56 Plymouth112100engine0
201541   Billy Rafter C.M. Julian'56 Dodge10100u joint0
212121   Sal Tovella  '56 Plymouth2100withdrew0
222254   Don Corley  '56 Ford1100withdrew0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly18888
  Curtis Turner8917385
  Joe Weatherly17425683
  Curtis Turner257500244