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1953 Raleigh 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 37
Saturday, May 30, 1953 at Raleigh Speedway, Raleigh, NC
300 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:51
Average Speed: 70.629 mph
Pole Speed: 76.23 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 15,235
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
49 74   J.L. Justice J.L. Justice'50 Ford925 0
35 72   Earl Moss Doug Meeks'50 Ford19025 0
34 16   John Ray John Ray'53 Lincoln20225 0
32 8   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'52 Hudson21425 0
30 40   Gordon Bracken Gordon Bracken'53 Nash22150 0
29 108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson23150 0
28 77   Frank Arford Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile25350 0
27 27   Earl Foushee Earl Foushee'51 Plymouth25650 0
26 93   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth25650 0
25 3   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford26350 0
36 46   Ralph Liguori Al Wheatley'53 Lincoln19025 0
37 13   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson18725 0
48 58   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson3325 0
46 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Plymouth4525 0
45 128   Russell Armentrout J.B. Richter'53 Dodge6025 0
44 101   Clyde Minter Otis Martin'50 Mercury8125 0
42 1   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'53 Nash9325 0
41 73   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash11025 0
40 60   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge11525 0
39 11   Fireball Roberts Ed Saverance'52 Ford15425 0
38 55   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson16525 0
24 15   Ted Lee Ted Lee'51 Ford26450 0
23 23   Gayle Warren Gayle Warren'53 Studebaker27050 0
22 99   Stewart McDonald Matt Gowan'53 Plymouth27150 0
12 11   Ralph Dyer Ralph Dyer'53 Nash288250 0
11 43   Jim Paschal Dave Quate'53 Dodge292300running0
9 44   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth294400running0
8 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge295450running0
43 481   Johnny Zeke Johnny Zeke'53 Dodge8425crash0
6 120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson295600running0
5 78   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile296800running0
3 91   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson2971,200running0
14 41   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile283150 0
31 17   Roy Bentley Jesse Mann'51 Plymouth22025 0
21 6   Cotton Owens George Hutchens'51 Ford27450 0
15 71   Otis Martin Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford281125 0
20 21   Glen Wood R.L.L.R.B. Bowling   (Wood Brothers)'53 Lincoln274100 0
18 24   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth276100 0
17 34   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'51 Plymouth277100 0
7 14   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile295500running4
10 282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson292350running0
33 32   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile21325crash50
13 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile288200 39
4 592   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2961,000running1
19 65   Hershel McGriff Earl Morley Motors   (Hershel McGriff)'53 Oldsmobile274100bearing101
2 712   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile2981,800running0
16 89   Donald Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson280100 0
47 922   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'52 Oldsmobile4125 0
14314   Fonty Flock Red Vogt Special   (Frank Christian)'53 Hudson3003,500running105

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Slick Smith144
  Bill Blair51713
  Buck Baker185639
  Herb Thomas57571
  Bill Blair589437
  Hershel McGriff95195101
  Fonty Flock196300105