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1953 Raleigh 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 37
Saturday, May 30, 1953 at Raleigh Speedway, Raleigh, NC
300 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:51
Average Speed: 70.629 mph
Pole Speed: 76.23 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 15,235
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
14314   Fonty Flock Red Vogt Special   (Frank Christian)'53 Hudson3003,500running105
19 65   Hershel McGriff Earl Morley Motors   (Hershel McGriff)'53 Oldsmobile274100bearing101
33 32   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile21325crash50
13 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile288200 39
7 14   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile295500running4
4 592   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2961,000running1
2 712   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile2981,800running0
3 91   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson2971,200running0
5 78   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile296800running0
6 120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson295600running0
8 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge295450running0
9 44   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth294400running0
10 282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson292350running0
11 43   Jim Paschal Dave Quate'53 Dodge292300running0
12 11   Ralph Dyer Ralph Dyer'53 Nash288250 0
14 41   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile283150 0
15 71   Otis Martin Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford281125 0
16 89   Donald Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson280100 0
17 34   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'51 Plymouth277100 0
18 24   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth276100 0
20 21   Glen Wood R.L.L.R.B. Bowling   (Wood Brothers)'53 Lincoln274100 0
21 6   Cotton Owens George Hutchens'51 Ford27450 0
22 99   Stewart McDonald Matt Gowan'53 Plymouth27150 0
23 23   Gayle Warren Gayle Warren'53 Studebaker27050 0
24 15   Ted Lee Ted Lee'51 Ford26450 0
25 3   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford26350 0
26 93   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth25650 0
27 27   Earl Foushee Earl Foushee'51 Plymouth25650 0
28 77   Frank Arford Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile25350 0
29 108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson23150 0
30 40   Gordon Bracken Gordon Bracken'53 Nash22150 0
31 17   Roy Bentley Jesse Mann'51 Plymouth22025 0
32 8   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'52 Hudson21425 0
34 16   John Ray John Ray'53 Lincoln20225 0
35 72   Earl Moss Doug Meeks'50 Ford19025 0
36 46   Ralph Liguori Al Wheatley'53 Lincoln19025 0
37 13   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson18725 0
38 55   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson16525 0
39 11   Fireball Roberts Ed Saverance'52 Ford15425 0
40 60   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge11525 0
41 73   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash11025 0
42 1   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'53 Nash9325 0
43 481   Johnny Zeke Johnny Zeke'53 Dodge8425crash0
44 101   Clyde Minter Otis Martin'50 Mercury8125 0
45 128   Russell Armentrout J.B. Richter'53 Dodge6025 0
46 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Plymouth4525 0
47 922   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'52 Oldsmobile4125 0
48 58   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson3325 0
49 74   J.L. Justice J.L. Justice'50 Ford925 0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Slick Smith144
  Bill Blair51713
  Buck Baker185639
  Herb Thomas57571
  Bill Blair589437
  Hershel McGriff95195101
  Fonty Flock196300105