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1953-32


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NASCAR Grand National race number 32 of 37
Sunday, September 20, 1953 at Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
250 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:43:44
Average Speed: 67.046 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: 4
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 18,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
2 192   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2491,250running106
1 120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson2502,500running95
3 46   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile248750running49
4 9   Jim Reed  '52 Hudson 500running0
5 80   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'53 Dodge 450running0
6 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge 400 0
7 41   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile 350 0
8 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson 300 0
9 22   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'53 Oldsmobile 250 0
10 18   Bobby Myers  '53 Oldsmobile 200 0
11 87   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile 150 0
12 51   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'53 Oldsmobile 125 0
13 77   Dick Allwine  '53 Chevrolet 100 0
14     Don Glass  '51 Nash 75 0
15 53   Ronnie Kohler John Golabek'50 Plymouth 50 0
16 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'50 Ford 50 0
17 55   Bub King Bub King'53 Oldsmobile 50 0
18 06   Marvin Panch Marvin Panch'53 Dodge 50 0
19 34   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'51 Plymouth 50 0
20     John McGorrien  '52 Dodge 50 0
21     George Clark  '51 Plymouth 35 0
22     Wimpy Ervin  '52 Dodge 35 0
23     Ralph Sheeler  '49 Ford 35 0
24     Lou Thomas  '52 Plymouth 35 0
25 111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford 35 0
26     John Dodd, Sr.  '52 Willys 35 0
27 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash 35 0
28     Eddie Riker  '49 Plymouth 35 0
29 24   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth 35 0
30     Ed DeWolff  '50 Ford 35 0
31 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile 35 0
32 89   Buddy Shuman B.A. Pless'53 Hudson 35crash0
33     Bob Harris  '53 Dodge 35 0
34     Mickey Rorer  '50 Ford 35 0
35 14   Fonty Flock Red Vogt Special   (Frank Christian)'53 Hudson 35 0
36 4   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Hudson   0
37     Bill Cleveland  '50 Ford   0
38     Gene Darragh Gene Darragh'50 Ford   0
39 91   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson   0
40 99   Matt Gowan Gowan's Auto Parts   (Matt Gowan)'53 Plymouth   0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Herb Thomas12222
  Dick Rathman236038
  Speedy Thompson6110949
  Herb Thomas11019384
  Dick Rathman19425057