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1959 Western North Carolina 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 32 of 44
Sunday, August 16, 1959 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville, NC
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:28:49
Average Speed: 71.633 mph
Pole Speed: 77.687 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 449   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'59 Chevrolet5003,200running1
2 942   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth4972,025running 
3 547   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet4931,325running 
4 677   Joe Lee Johnson Honest Charley   (Joe Lee Johnson)'57 Chevrolet489975running 
5 14   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet489800running 
61276   Larry Frank Carolina Plating   (Larry Frank)'57 Chevrolet486700running 
7196   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'59 T-Bird484625running 
81188   Buck Baker Lynton Tyson'59 Chevrolet484575running 
92712   Marvin Porter Marvin Porter'58 Ford480455running 
10 372   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet470425running 
113795   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'59 Ford466400running 
123134   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet463375fuel 
132964   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford457325running 
14135   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet455275running 
153874   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet454250running 
162632   George Green Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet453250running 
172111   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Ford452250running 
183627   Dominic Persicketti  '57 Ford444225running 
1928192   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'57 Ford425225running 
203020   Bennie Rakestraw Spook Crawford'57 Mercury420220fuel 
212319   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet410210lr axle 
22189   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet407200rr axle 
23 810   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick379175rear end 
242522   Harlan Richardson Harlan Richardson'58 Ford342150running 
254146   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Chevrolet339140running 
262243   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth281100crash 
272416   Bud Crothers Bud Crothers'57 Chevrolet266100oil pressure 
28 221   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford254100driveshaft 
291740   Dave White Dave White'58 Chevrolet216100lr axle 
303513   Earl Balmer Tommy Thompson'59 Chevrolet202100engine 
31 736   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird187 engine 
322025   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet158 engine 
333486   Neil Castles Neil Castles'56 Ford144 spindle 
343959   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird142 engine 
351093   Banjo Matthews T-Bird Power Products   (Banjo Matthews)'59 T-Bird123 shocks 
361617   Fred Harb Fred Harb'57 Ford83 engine 
371592   Speedy Thompson Gerald Duke'59 T-Bird75 rf hub 
383323   Bill Scott  '57 Chevrolet65 overheating 
394018   Freddy Fryar Red Bank   (Charley Griffith)'57 Pontiac53 pistons 
401441   Joe Weatherly Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird44 engine 
413231   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet44 fan belt