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

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Joe Weatherly29Jack TylerOldsmobile

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