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1956-06


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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 56
Sunday, February 26, 1956 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps* on a 4.100 mile road course (159.9 miles)

Time of race: 1:40:24
Average Speed: 90.657 mph
Pole Speed: 135.747 mph
Cautions: 2 for 2 laps
Margin of Victory: 57 sec
Attendance: 29,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 1300A   Tim Flock Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Chrysler374,025running34
22414W   Billy Myers Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'56 Mercury372,375running0
32212   Ralph Moody Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford371,450running0
91092   Herb Thomas Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet36250running0
7317576   Jim Wilson Harvey Walters'56 Dodge1 crash0
7723144   Al Tasnady Al Tasnady'55 Plymouth0 crash0
7839211   John Hamby J.V. Hamby'55 Plymouth0 crash0
794721   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'56 Ford0 did not start0
8065444   Sonny Black Sonny Black'55 Chevrolet0 did not start0
41688   Jimmie Lewallen Ernest Woods'56 Oldsmobile 900running0
5277   Jim Reed Jim Reed'56 Chevrolet 700running0
64064   Al Keller Al Keller'56 Chevrolet 600running0
738204   Darvin Randahl Darvin Randahl'56 Ford 500running0
8 615W   Bob Korf Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury 400running0
1012500B   Fonty Flock Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Dodge 200running0
11252   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet 160running0
121842   Lee Petty Volusia Motors   (Petty Enterprises)'56 Dodge 135running0
1358342   Jack Radtke Hanlon Motors'56 Ford 110running0
144916   Ray Chaike Gus Holzmueller'56 Chevrolet 100running0
155540   Gene Simpson Bud Harbaugh'55 Buick 100running0
1660100   Ken Milligan Dave Everett'56 Chrysler 90running0
17785   Bill Blair Joe Blair'56 Dodge 80running0
183591   Donald Thomas Donald Thomas'56 Ford 75running0
1914300   Charlie Scott Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler 75running0
20 9301   Buck Baker Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler 75running0
2166396   Dave Lundman  '56 Chevrolet 60 0
2230X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet 60 0
231963   Lyle Scott Lyle Scott'56 Chrysler 60 0
2450155   Mel Larson Mel Larson'56 Ford 60 0
2576411   Pat Zocano  '56 Chevrolet 60 0
2677390   Ray Thompson Johnny McCoy'56 Studebaker 50 0
274510   Jim Cushman Jim Cushman'56 Buick 50 0
287596   Eddie Skinner Curtis Reid'55 Oldsmobile 50 0
2974640   Ken Love Ken Love'56 Ford 50 0
3054761   David Ezell S.G. Russell'56 Chevrolet 50 0
3173230   Benny DeRosier Adelmo Tiezzi'54 Hudson 25 0
327034   Dick Beaty Ike Kiser'56 Ford 25 0
33 875   Jim Paschal Frank Hayworth'56 Mercury 25 3
3459B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'56 Ford 25 0
3541330   Don Bailey Don Bailey'56 Ford 25 0
3652C97   Red Farmer J.M. Fitzgibbons'56 Chevrolet 25 0
3761123   Charles Oldham Charles Oldham'56 Chevrolet 25 0
387177   Walt Schubert Bob Bunselmeyer'55 Ford 25 0
396819   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'55 Chevrolet 25 0
402655   Junior Johnson Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'56 Pontiac 25crash0
415784   Kenneth Wagner Lawson & Netti'56 Ford   0
4267264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'55 Plymouth   0
4311300B   Frank Mundy Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler   0
44379   Joe Weatherly Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford   0
4569166   Bud Palmer W.E. Campbell'55 Chevrolet   0
46631   Bobby Myers Ansel Rakestraw'55 Chevrolet   0
47 5226   Russ Truelove Bob White'56 Mercury  crash0
484568   Bill Widenhouse Fred Sheibert'56 Ford   0
4962108   Tommy Herzberg Lem Svajian'55 Chevrolet   0
5056203   Pete Yow Strickland Motor Co.   (Pete Yow)'55 Buick   0
5148265   W.H. Atkinson W.H. Atkinson'56 Ford   0
523699   Curtis Turner Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford   0
53428   Gene White  '56 Buick   0
5428505   Charlie Cregar Charlie Cregar'56 Chevrolet   0
55156   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'56 Dodge   0
5679271   Dick Blackwell  '56 Mercury   0
575359   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'55 Oldsmobile   0
5833M-1   Tommy Thompson Fish Carburetor   (Bob Fish)'55 Buick   0
593222   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford   0
60 4285   Ed Kretz Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'56 Pontiac   0
61 3286   Cotton Owens Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'56 Pontiac   0
625156   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford   0
632997   Danny Letner Ed Hastings'56 Ford   0
6443719   Joy Fair Menschneider Bros.   (Russell Wainscott)'56 Dodge  clutch0
651449   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet   0
6672424   Johnny Osteen  '54 Oldsmobile   0
673178   Joel Million Ernest Woods'56 Oldsmobile   0
68 7290   Jack Choquette Bob Osiecki'56 Dodge   0
6934157   Dick Linder Woody Brougher'56 Ford   0
7046999   Jack Smith Joe Jones'56 Ford   0
71 2500   Speedy Thompson Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Dodge   0
722198   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Dodge   0
7420321   Buddy Krebs Harvey Walters'56 Dodge  crash0
7564206   Jimmy Mairs  '55 Buick  crash0
7680113   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'56 Chevrolet  crash0
* Race shortened to 37 laps due to incoming tide.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill CintiaFord
Martin EdwardsDodge
Jimmy Ayers3Dodge
Marty Nichols16AChevrolet
Mickey Rorer17Studebaker
Bunk Moore20Williamson BuickW.R. WaldronBuick
Ted Cannady32Chevrolet
Bob Pronger44Ford
C.E. Wood60Ford
Peck Peckham74Chevrolet
George Henderson142Ford
Jake Hatcher205Joseph HatcherFord
Mike Diviney214Chevrolet
Louis Headley243Chevrolet
Don Mitchell310Chevrolet
Hal Prentice333Dodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock12323
  Jim Paschal24263
  Tim Flock273711