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1956-47


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NASCAR Grand National race number 47 of 56
Sunday, September 23, 1956 at Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
300 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:06:34
Average Speed: 70.615 mph
Pole Speed: 93.628 mph
Cautions: 9
Margin of Victory: 7 laps +
Attendance: 31,000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
312402   Mario Rossi Mario Rossi'55 Chrysler9760rear end0
122303   Vince Cougineri  '56 Chrysler256150running0
28151   Elton Hildreth Elton Hildreth'56 Mercury12275spindle0
83710   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet280400running0
444411   Francis Dionne  '56 Packard2150crash0
42 412   Ralph Moody Pete DePaolo'56 Ford350crash0
6 714   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury288550running0
161316   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Chevrolet232100running0
112517   Dick Allwine Earl Wright'56 Chevrolet263200running0
403018   Ronnie Herra  '55 Plymouth3450head0
142820   Charles Blewitt  '55 Plymouth242100running0
183521   George Cork  '55 Plymouth215100engine0
17 322   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford220125oil line38
392623   Benny DeRosier Adelmo Tiezzi'54 Hudson4350steering0
333624   Gene Bergin Malcolm Barlow'56 Dodge7660gasket0
4 926   Jim Paschal Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury292950running70
304027   Peck Peckham Peck Peckham'55 Chevrolet10175running0
1 23   Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet3004,150running182
263331   Bill Champion John Whitford'56 Ford14575transmission0
223234   Johnny Coy  '56 Chrysler197175running0
321638   Bill Parks  '56 Ford9260crash0
41434   Corey Benjamin  '55 Plymouth3450gasket0
2 842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge2931,800running0
243947   Harvey Eakin Harvey Eakin'54 Nash17375crash0
7425   Bill Blair Bill Blair'56 Mercury284450running0
203153   Jack Montgangelo Jack Montgangelo'56 Chevrolet206100running0
102162   Russ Truelove Bob White'56 Mercury268250running0
231763   Bill Tanner Al Liberty'55 Chevrolet18275running0
91964   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'56 Buick274400running0
43 566   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'56 Ford350crash0
31067   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge2921,175running0
352269   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'56 Plymouth6660gasket0
25147   Jim Reed Jim Reed'56 Chevrolet16975fire1
152977   Cecil Lassiter  '56 Ford235100running0
214179   John Lindsay John Lindsay'55 Chevrolet20475transmission0
371881   Frank Jamison  '55 Chevrolet5450crankshaft0
362783   Chuck Hansen  '55 Oldsmobile6650gasket0
132084   Jack Tykarski Lawson & Netti'56 Ford250225running0
38 187   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler51125oil line9
34 69   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Ford7460engine0
51192   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'56 Chevrolet290700running0
273895   Jim Rhoades  '55 Packard14375steering0
291297   Bill Amick DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford10475radiator0
193498   Danny Letner Tom Harbison'56 Dodge209100engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker199
  Paul Goldsmith10189
  Fireball Roberts194224
  Paul Goldsmith437432
  Fireball Roberts75762
  Jim Reed77771
  Jim Paschal7811639
  Paul Goldsmith11720993
  Fireball Roberts21022112
  Jim Paschal22225231
  Paul Goldsmith25330048