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1952-05


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 34
Sunday, April 6, 1952 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:19:59
Average Speed: 42.862 mph
Pole Speed: 54.945 mph
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 6,500
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1952 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1952 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2216    Shorty Gibbs Shorty Gibbs'51 Nash1125head gasket0
520    Bobby Courtwright Bobby Courtwright'50 Oldsmobile197200running0
1 9120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'51 Hudson2001,000running20
2122126   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'49 Plymouth2925rr hub0
1713128   Charles Gattilia Colonial Motors   (Charles Gattalia)'51 Studebaker9425spindle0
15 514   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile13825crash0
131817   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'51 Ford15025running0
2 62   Bill Blair George Hutchens'52 Oldsmobile200700running18
31022   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'51 Hudson199450running0
161724   Jimmie Lewallen Southern Motors   (J.O. Goode)'51 Plymouth11825crash0
72138   Clyde Minter Clyde Minter'49 Buick175125rear end0
12 441   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'51 Hudson16225wheel12
41142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'51 Plymouth199350running0
61953   Neil Cole Neil Cole'50 Plymouth189150running0
101460   Jim Paschal Julian Buesink'51 Ford16950overheating0
191572   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'51 Ford6825rf hub0
18 882   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'50 Oldsmobile7425steering0
9 788   Frankie Schneider Clark-Warwick'51 Oldsmobile17175spindle0
20 189   Buck Baker B.A. Pless'52 Hudson2925hubs29
11 391   Tim Flock Ted Chester'51 Hudson16225spindle121
8 292   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'52 Hudson174100running0
141294   E.C. Ramsey Louise Smith Special   (Louise Smith)'51 Ford14225wheel0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker12929
  Tim Flock30345
  Curtis Turner35395
  Tim Flock40434
  Curtis Turner44507
  Tim Flock51162112
  Bill Blair16318018
  Dick Rathman18120020