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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDJoe Weatherly29Jack TylerOldsmobile

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