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1955 Wilkes 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 44 of 45
Sunday, October 23, 1955 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a .625 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:21:16
Average Speed: 72.347 mph
Pole Speed: 79.815 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: 5 sec
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1955 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1955 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 187   Buck Baker DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford1601,100running160
2 442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'55 Dodge160700running0
3122   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'55 Chevrolet159475running0
4 99   Joe Weatherly Purple Pig   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford159365running0
511300   Tim Flock Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler159310running0
6 6301   Fonty Flock Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler159250running0
71020   Speedy Thompson Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler157200running0
8 5B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'56 Ford157150running0
101644   Jim Paschal Julian Petty'55 Chevrolet154100running0
919198   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'55 Oldsmobile156100running0
111704   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'55 Chevrolet15475running0
121888   Jimmie Lewallen Ernest Woods'55 Oldsmobile15160running0
20 799   Curtis Turner Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford10350rf hub0
191322   Bill Blair Bill Blair'55 Oldsmobile12750rf hub0
18155   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'55 Buick12750stalled0
172527   John McVitty John McVitty'55 Chevrolet12850wheel0
162428   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile13250running0
1527460   Ed Cole Brooks Brothers'55 Plymouth13650running0
142324   Bobby Waddell Jimmy Pardue'55 Chevrolet13850running0
13 849   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'55 Chevrolet14550running0
27289-A   Tom Pistone Tom Pistone'55 Chevrolet28 overheating0
262055   Junior Johnson B & L Motors   (Jim Lowe / Carl Beckham)'55 Oldsmobile35 bumper0
252220   Banks Simpson Waldron & Co.   (Banks Simpson)'55 Buick40 radiator0
241470   Joe Eubanks Lancaster Brothers'55 Chevrolet40 steering0
23 398   Marvin Panch Pete DePaolo'56 Ford50 overheating0
222189   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'55 Buick70 fuel pump0
21 292   Herb Thomas Motoramic   (Herb Thomas)'55 Chevrolet90 crash0
282671   Ted Cannady Ted Cannady'55 Oldsmobile25 steering0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker1160160