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

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