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1956 Old Dominion 500


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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 44 of 47
Sunday, September 23, 1956 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:59:21
Average Speed: 62.67 mph
Pole Speed: 66.964 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 5 laps +
Attendance: 14,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
26270   Jim Donovan Ray Fletcher'56 Ford78100transmission0
6 412   Joe Weatherly Pete DePaolo'56 Ford479450running129
151714   Bob Beck Bob Beck'56 Chevrolet420225running0
1419155   Whitey Gerken  '56 Dodge423225running0
20102   Bill Lutz  '56 Ford341200engine0
24 322   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'56 Ford149150engine0
23 126   Curtis Turner Pete DePaolo'56 Ford175175clutch81
19263   Norman Schihl Norman Schihl'56 Ford364200crash0
121632   Raymond Carter Raymond Carter'55 Chevrolet457250running0
1 833   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet5002,200running107
5 534   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet480500running100
11124   Art Binkley Art Binkley'56 Plymouth459250running0
13 941   Billy Rafter C.M. Julian'56 Dodge456250running0
162045   Bun Emery Bill Brown'56 Mercury411225running0
222447   Frank Milligan  '56 Chevrolet203175running0
41548   Jimmie Lewallen Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet492600running0
3 749   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet495975running0
21225   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'56 Chevrolet334175gas line0
282554   Don Corley  '56 Ford11100withdrew0
292155   Mel Larson Mel Larson'56 Ford8100distributor0
272856   Cannonball Brown Cannonball Brown'56 Chrysler31100engine0
171871   Gordon Snead  '54 Oldsmobile405225running0
929711   Bill Poor Bill Poor'56 Chevrolet470300running0
81477   Larry Frank L.D. Fish'56 Chevrolet471350running0
18237A   Larry Odo Larry Odo'56 Chevrolet378200running0
25 282   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors'56 Ford86150engine83
7 686   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'55 Buick472400running0
21198   Allen Adkins Tom Harbison'56 Dodge4951,350running0
101399   Billy Carden Schwam Motors'56 Ford462300running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Curtis Turner133
  Joe Eubanks48683
  Curtis Turner8716478
  Joe Weatherly165293129
  Gwyn Staley294393100
  Jimmy Massey394500107