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1953-36


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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 37
Sunday, October 18, 1953 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:07
Average Speed: 56.013 mph
Pole Speed: 58.958 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 80   Jim Paschal Big Bear Market   (George Hutchens)'53 Dodge2001,000running73
15 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Ford16925 0
16     Bud Harless Edgar Clay'51 Ford16825 0
17     George Osborne George Osborne'53 Hudson14625 0
18 248   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'52 Plymouth13625 0
19     Parks Surratt  '51 Plymouth13025 0
20 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile12725bearing127
21 08   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson6825 0
22 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash6625overheating0
23 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson5525engine0
24 41   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile4625engine0
25     Ralph Dutton  '53 Dodge4625 0
14 58   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'53 Hudson17025 0
13     Bob Sampson  '53 Dodge17225 0
2 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge200700running0
3 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile199450running0
5     Carl Burris  '51 Plymouth194200running0
6 13   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile192150running0
7 24   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth185125running0
8     Bill Morgan  '51 Ford185100running0
9     Clyde Minter Clyde Minter'50 Mercury18475running0
10 111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford18350running0
11     Bob Walden Bob Walden'50 Plymouth18225 0
12 22   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'53 Oldsmobile17625 0
26 92   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2825fuel pump0
4 114   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Hudson199350running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker1127127
  Jim Paschal12820073