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1959-15


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NASCAR Grand National race number 15 of 44
Friday, May 22, 1959 at Southern States Fairgrounds, Charlotte, NC
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:48:30
Average Speed: 55.3 mph
Pole Speed: 57.95 mph
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 20 yards
Attendance: 4,200
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile200800running58
2 35   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet200525running0
3 982   Cotton Owens Don Every'58 Ford200350running0
4 72   Speedy Thompson Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet200250running0
5 687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet199225running58
6181   Richard Riley Richard Riley'57 Chevrolet198200running0
71079   Jerry Draper Jerry Draper'57 Chevrolet197165running0
8 149   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'57 Chevrolet196150running7
91617   Fred Harb Fred Harb'58 Ford194140running0
101347   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet193130running0
11 838   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Chevrolet189125running0
122234   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet171110rear end0
132374   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet163100running0
141962   Buck Brigance  '57 Chevrolet15985running0
152119   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet14670running0
16 241   Joe Weatherly Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird14260rear end77
17209   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet12950engine0
181411   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford12250rr axle0
191143   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile10850engine0
201521   Larry Frank Wood Brothers'58 Ford9050axle0
212596   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'57 Chevrolet8250engine0
221764   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford5550rr axle0
231245   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'57 Pontiac47 piston0
24 599   Fritz Wilson Shorty Rollins'58 Ford17 radiator0
252480   Cliff Timberman  '57 Chevrolet2 engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bob Welborn177
  Joe Weatherly82215
  Buck Baker238058
  Joe Weatherly8114262
  Lee Petty14320058