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1959 Hickory 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 12 of 44
Saturday, May 2, 1959 at Hickory Speedway, Hickory, NC
250 laps on a .400 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:31
Average Speed: 62.165 mph
Pole Speed: 68.9 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: 2.5 laps
Attendance: 5,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 111   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford250800running38
2 741   Joe Weatherly Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird248525running50
3 242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile247350running0
4 340   Ken Rush Paul Walton'57 Chevrolet246250running0
5116   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac246225running0
6171   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet237200oil pressure138
7 964   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford237165running0
81674   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet221150running0
9 838   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Chevrolet220140running0
102019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet214130running0
111581   Harvey Hege Harvey Hege'57 Ford209125running0
121222   Harlan Richardson Harlan Richardson'58 Ford193110engine0
13 67   Jim Reed Jim Reed'57 Ford182100rr axle0
14 434   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet17985transmission0
151887   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet16770oil pressure24
161496   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'57 Chevrolet13360fan0
171939   Buck Brigance  '57 Chevrolet12550battery cable0
181045   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'57 Pontiac8150piston0
191327   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'58 Plymouth7350rf hub0
20210   Bunk Moore Richard Riley'57 Chevrolet2850engine0
21 55   Rex White Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet2750transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Junior Johnson12525
  Speedy Thompson265025
  Joe Weatherly5110050
  Buck Baker10112424
  Speedy Thompson125237113
  Junior Johnson23825013