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1956-37


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NASCAR Grand National race number 37 of 56
Sunday, August 12, 1956 at Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI
63 laps on a 4.100 mile road course (258.3 miles)

Time of race: 3:29:50
Average Speed: 73.858 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 17 sec
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 615   Tim Flock Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury632,950running17
21114   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury632,900running0
31722   Fireball Roberts Pete DePaolo'56 Ford631,275running0
4 83   Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet63900running0
5 956   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford63675running0
62092   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'56 Chevrolet62500running0
72475   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury62475running0
8 1502   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge61475engine5
91521   Fred Johnson  '56 Chevrolet60325running0
1016131   Johnny Dodson Johnny Dodson'56 Chevrolet60300running0
1125X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet60275running0
12192   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet60200running0
131042   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge59200running0
1423300   Frank Mundy Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler58200running0
152136   Jack Goodwin Jack Goodwin'56 Dodge58200engine0
16 712   Ralph Moody Pete DePaolo'56 Ford56100rear end0
1718264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'56 Plymouth54150clutch0
18 5500   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge53100engine18
19265   Ansel Rakestraw   Jaguar48100running0
20239   Joe Weatherly Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford44100rear end0
21144   Bobby Myers Wilson   (Bill Stroppe)'56 Mercury39100crash0
22 298   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Ford37150rear end23
23127   Jim Reed Jim Reed'56 Chevrolet25100fuel pump0
242226   Curtis Turner Pete DePaolo'56 Ford21100crash0
25 497   Bill Amick Pete DePaolo'56 Ford10100clutch0
26 3296   Junior Johnson Pete DePaolo'56 Ford1100clutch0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joy FairDodge
Bill ChampionFord
Tom Cox70Mercury
Fred Lorenzen150Chevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker155
  Tim Flock6127
  Marvin Panch133523
  Speedy Thompson365318
  Tim Flock546310