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1951 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 24 of 41
Monday, September 3, 1951 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
400 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 6:30:05
Average Speed: 76.906 mph
Pole Speed: 84.173 mph
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 40,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1951 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1951 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
82 123   Frank Mundy Perry Smith'51 Studebaker12 oil pressure0
1 292   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson4008,800running311
2 331   Jesse James Taylor Jesse James Taylor'51 Hudson3992,800running6
8 414   Fonty Flock Red Devil   (Frank Christian)'51 Oldsmobile383600running0
4 577   Hershel McGriff Hershel McGriff'51 Oldsmobile3901,210running1
9 616   Bill Snowden Bill Snowden'51 Ford383500running0
5 711   Fireball Roberts Saverance Motors   (Ed Saverance)'51 Ford387910running0
62 828   Ray Chase Bill Sheldon'50 Oldsmobile237  0
65 938   Frank Gise B.R. Waller'51 Studebaker215 wheel0
27107   Bob Flock Gray Ghost   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile36850 0
21114   Gayle Warren Blevins Motor Co.   (Earl Blevins)'51 Studebaker370100crash0
14128   Billy Carden West Peachtree Motors   (Sam Knox)'51 Cadillac377300running0
791359   Lloyd Moore Julian Buesink'51 Ford61  0
561487   Buck Baker Troy Motor Co.   (Buck Baker)'51 Ford27550 0
591522   Lloyd Dane Lloyd Dane'51 Ford26350 0
121612   Slick Smith Frank Christian'50 Oldsmobile379240running0
481757   Jack Smith Wally Marks'51 Oldsmobile32350 0
631825   Jimmy Thompson Bowie Motor Company   (Leland Colvin)'51 Ford236  0
31917   Buddy Shuman R.H. Yandell'51 Ford3911,500running0
812073   Bobby Booth Stanley Moore'50 Oldsmobile53  0
372137   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'50 Oldsmobile35750 0
392260   Jim Paschal Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'50 Ford35350 0
182399   Billy Myers Hubert Westmoreland'51 Plymouth373200running0
152442   Lee Petty Petty Special   (Petty Enterprises)'51 Plymouth373250running0
312550   Ewell Weddle Al Wheatley'51 Ford36550 0
572641   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'51 Oldsmobile272480engine43
72746   Leon Sales Hubert Westmoreland'51 Oldsmobile384700running0
672880   Bob Johnson I.D. Stenstrom'51 Studebaker214  0
262966   Bud Riley Northeast Motors   (Joe Beccue)'51 Hudson36850running0
223095   Freddie Farmer Tom's Grill   (Freddie Farmer)'51 Nash370100running0
303186   Earl Moss J.B. Watkins'51 Studebaker36650 0
663297   Sandy Lynch Sandy Lynch'51 Ford215  0
543315   Erick Erickson Advance Electric / Packer   (Erick Erickson)'51 Pontiac28150 0
713452   Bill Rexford George Hartley'50 Oldsmobile143  0
763598   Johnny Mantz Johnny Mantz'51 Nash88 valve0
743647   Murrace Walker Murrace Walker'51 Studebaker104  0
693755   Bub King Bub King'50 Plymouth149  0
6381   Harold Kite Julian Buesink'51 Oldsmobile384800running0
203918   George Seeger Tony Sampo'51 Studebaker371150running0
584072   Wade Fields James Hinnant'51 Plymouth26850 0
434193   Donald Thomas Herb Thomas'51 Plymouth33750 0
804219   Lee Connell Lee Connell'51 Pontiac58 crash0
344378   Johnny Yountz Hubert Westmoreland'51 Plymouth36150crash0
174470   Bud Farrell William Gundaker'51 Plymouth373200running0
114591   Tim Flock Black Phantom   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile379350running0
734626   Weldon Adams Leland Colvin'51 Plymouth104  0
33476   Marshall Teague FABULOUS   (Marshall Teague)'51 Hudson361500crash39
324890   Shorty York Russ Loh'51 Nash36350 0
354910   Ted Swaim Hight-Riley Motors'51 Ford36050 0
365067   Jim Fiebelkorn Jim Fiebelkorn'51 Lincoln36050 0
165151   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'51 Oldsmobile373250running0
135234   Jack Goodwin Bill Caltrider'51 Plymouth378300running0
525327   Gwyn Staley The Wilkes Boys'51 Ford30350 0
255483   Red Byron Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'51 Ford368100crash0
105524   Pap White Julian Petty'51 Plymouth383400running0
775639   Rudy Hires Rudy Hires'51 Ford82  0
475749   Bob Pronger Bob Pronger'50 Oldsmobile33250 0
51585   Gene Darragh Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'50 Oldsmobile30950 0
785935   Sonny Black Sonny Black'51 Plymouth73  0
246056   Ed Benedict Ken Swihart'51 Hudson370100running0
416194   Ted Chamberlain Del Pearson'51 Plymouth34050 0
286230   Jimmie Lewallen Hubert Hamilton'51 Plymouth36750 0
296361   Tommy Melvin Clarence Burbank'51 Oldsmobile36750 0
606448   John Barker Leo Sigman'51 Studebaker25850 0
386574   Oliver Dial Preston Jones'51 Chevrolet35550 0
686689   Herb Trimble Herb Trimble'51 Oldsmobile198  0
64673   Jimmy Ayers Jimmy Ayers'50 Plymouth225  0
55682   Bill Blair Bill Blair'51 Ford27550 0
506975   Jimmy Warden Cain-Bowman'51 Hudson31450 0
457020   Joe Merola Joe Merola'51 Oldsmobile33550 0
757182   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'51 Oldsmobile92  0
537221   Jim Delaney Bob Osiecki'51 Ford29450 0
427396   J.E. Hardie J.E. Hardie'51 Ford33950 0
707440   Tommy Thompson A.L. Miller'51 Nash148 rf hub0
44759   Iggy Katona Iggy Katona'51 Chrysler33750 0
467633   Dave Anderson Bill Caltrider'51 Kaiser33550 0
617744   Buck Baity Buck Baity'50 Buick248  0
497843   Billy Tibbert Billy Tibbett'51 Dodge31850 0
407932   Reino Tulonen Reino Tulonen'51 Henry J35350 0
198064   Bill Widenhouse Bill Widenhouse'51 Plymouth371150running0
728158   Fred Moore Walt Jarrod'51 Mercury112  0
238271   Cotton Owens F.J. Bland'51 Plymouth370100running0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joe Weatherly29Jack TylerOldsmobile

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Herb Thomas155
  Jesse James Taylor6116
  Hershel McGriff12121
  Marshall Teague135139
  Curtis Turner529443
  Herb Thomas95400306