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1953 Wilkes County 200


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 37
Sunday, March 29, 1953 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
200 laps on a .625 mile dirt track (125.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:18
Average Speed: 71.907 mph
Pole Speed: 78.424 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.33 lap
Attendance: 7,500
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
172077   Frank Arford Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile 25running0
6 587   Buck Baker Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'53 Lincoln 150running0
25232   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile 25crash0
27 622   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'52 Hudson 25gas tank0
26131   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash 25spindle0
3217171   Wally Campbell  '53 Dodge 25rf hub0
342711   June Cleveland  '52 Studebaker 25engine0
11268   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'52 Hudson 25running0
213119   Fred Dove Fred Dove'52 Plymouth 25running0
302244   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth 25gas line0
71182   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson 125running0
3 414   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile 450running3
23 291   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson10025bearings100
2915167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash 25crash0
101555   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson 50running0
193371   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'52 Ford 25running0
51043   Jimmie Lewallen Dave Quate'53 Dodge 200running0
123060   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge 25running0
1334100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'53 Mercury 25running0
282413   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson 25clutch0
182531   Steve McGrath George Miller'52 Hudson 25running0
20293   Clyde Minter Coleman Lawrence'52 Ford 25crash0
162186   Don Oldenberg Bill House'52 Packard 25running0
91978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile 75running0
241458   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson 25running0
41242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge 350running0
2 3120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson200700running70
153296   Lucky Sawyer Lucky Sawyer'50 Ford 25running0
31 712   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'50 Oldsmobile 25 0
8 94   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile 100running0
331872   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'51 Ford 25crash0
1 192   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2001,000running18
22 841   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile10925piston9
14280   Ewell Weddle Ewell Weddle'52 Plymouth 25running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock1100100
  Curtis Turner1011099
  Dick Rathman11011910
  Fonty Flock1201223
  Dick Rathman12318260
  Herb Thomas18320018