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1953-08


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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 37
Sunday, May 3, 1953 at Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
150 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:03:43
Average Speed: 72.743 mph
Pole Speed: drew for pole
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 51 sec
Attendance: 15,000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
8 18   Bill Adams Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile 200 0
12587   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile1501,525running42
18 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile 50 0
4 1   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash 600running0
10 93   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth 150 0
24     Neil Cole John Golabek'50 Plymouth 25 0
22 8   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'53 Hudson 25 0
6 44   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth 400running0
3 14   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile 800running0
5 191   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson 500running69
32     Bill Hammersley  '51 Ford 25 0
34 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash 25 0
23     Lou Johnson  '53 Dodge 25 0
27 31   Al Keller George Miller'53 Oldsmobile 25 0
31 55   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson 25 0
11     Ronnie Kohler Ronnie Kohler'50 Dodge 75 0
14     Jim Lacy  '53 Dodge 75 0
28 41   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'51 Hudson 25 0
9 46   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'53 Oldsmobile 180 0
12     Leon Lundy  '53 Ford 75 0
15     Mike Magill Michael Jarema'53 Lincoln 75 0
21 100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'53 Oldsmobile 25 0
17     Buck Mason Joe Kersey'53 Dodge 50 0
13 111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford 75 0
33     Gene Parry  '51 Nash 25 0
29 43   Jim Paschal Dave Quate'53 Oldsmobile 25 0
19 78   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile 50 0
2 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge1501,000running26
20     Don Price  '50 Ford 50 0
16     Dick Rathman  '53 Plymouth 50 0
25     Larry Schultz  '53 Plymouth 25 0
35 4   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile 25 0
26 9   Donald Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson 25 0
7 92   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson 300 13
30 79   Charles Weidler Charles Weidler'51 Hudson 25 0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock199
  Herb Thomas102213
  Tim Flock238260
  Buck Baker8311028
  Lee Petty11113626
  Buck Baker13715014