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1953-36


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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 37
Sunday, October 18, 1953 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:07
Average Speed: 56.013 mph
Pole Speed: 58.958 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
20 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile12725bearing127
3 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile199450running0
5     Carl Burris  '51 Plymouth194200running0
15 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Ford16925 0
25     Ralph Dutton  '53 Dodge4625 0
23 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson5525engine0
4 114   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Hudson199350running0
16     Bud Harless Edgar Clay'51 Ford16825 0
22 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash6625overheating0
12 22   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'53 Oldsmobile17625 0
6 13   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile192150running0
9     Clyde Minter Clyde Minter'50 Mercury18475running0
8     Bill Morgan  '51 Ford185100running0
21 08   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson6825 0
10 111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford18350running0
17     George Osborne George Osborne'53 Hudson14625 0
1 80   Jim Paschal Big Bear Market   (George Hutchens)'53 Dodge2001,000running73
14 58   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'53 Hudson17025 0
2 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge200700running0
13     Bob Sampson  '53 Dodge17225 0
19     Parks Surratt  '51 Plymouth13025 0
26 92   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2825fuel pump0
24 41   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile4625engine0
11     Bob Walden Bob Walden'50 Plymouth18225 0
7 24   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth185125running0
18 248   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'52 Plymouth13625 0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker1127127
  Jim Paschal12820073