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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 56
Sunday, March 18, 1956 at Wilson Speedway, Wilson, NC
200 laps* on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:08:42
Average Speed: 46.287 mph
Pole Speed: 57.197 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 5,000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 192   Herb Thomas Smokey's Best Damn Garage   (Smokey Yunick)'56 Chevrolet1061,100running1
2 4500B   Buck Baker Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Dodge106700running 
3 6300B   Tim Flock Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Chrysler106475running 
41575   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury105365running 
51868   Bill Widenhouse Fred Sheibert'56 Ford105310running 
6236   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'56 Dodge104250running 
7241   Bobby Myers Ansel Rakestraw'55 Chevrolet104200running 
813X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet103150running 
91091   Donald Thomas Donald Thomas'56 Ford103100running 
10 2500   Speedy Thompson Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Dodge103100running 
112137   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Pontiac9975running 
122884   Kenneth Wagner Lawson & Netti'56 Ford9660running 
131142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge9550bearing 
1414999   Jack Smith Joe Jones'56 Ford9250running 
1529264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'55 Plymouth9050running 
1626203   Pete Yow Pete Yow'55 Buick8850running 
171696   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'55 Chevrolet8750running 
1817204   Darvin Randahl Darvin Randahl'56 Ford8150fan belt 
19 827   John McVitty John McVitty'55 Chevrolet8050running 
2025900   Johnny Roberts Johnny Roberts'55 Chevrolet7450running 
2119505   Charlie Cregar Charlie Cregar'56 Chevrolet74 transmission 
221219   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'55 Chevrolet74 tie rod 
23 725   Pee Wee Jones Sam McCuthen'55 Chevrolet70 fan belt 
24 955   Junior Johnson Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'56 Pontiac63 suspension 
252773   John Dodd, Jr. John Dodd, Sr.'55 Oldsmobile61 gasket 
26 314   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury57 bearing 
272063   Johnny Zeke  '56 Chrysler49 push rod 
283232   Ted Cannady Ted Cannady'55 Chevrolet46 crash 
293082   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'55 Chevrolet45 engine 
30222   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet43 brakes 
313120   George Mantooth W.R. Waldron'55 Buick43 engine 
32 549   Jimmie Lewallen Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet40 transmission 
* Race shortened to 106 laps due to rain.