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1959 Nashville 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 31 of 44
Sunday, August 9, 1959 at Nashville Speedway, Nashville, TN
300 laps on a .500 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:22:05
Average Speed: 63.343 mph
Pole Speed: 74.044 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
24 14   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet176510rear end175
1 277   Joe Lee Johnson Honest Charley   (Joe Lee Johnson)'57 Chevrolet3002,912running83
4 342   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth297900running42
2 476   Larry Frank Carolina Plating   (Larry Frank)'57 Chevrolet2971,453running0
31210   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick2971,125running0
51036   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird295750running0
6169   Cotton Owens Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet290450running0
72241   Joe Weatherly Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird289500running0
81425   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet286350running0
91112   Bob Reuther Marvin Porter'58 Ford284250running0
10 516   Bud Crothers Bud Crothers'57 Chevrolet283225running0
11 787   Buck Baker Lynton Tyson'59 Chevrolet281250running0
122034   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet278175axle0
1326192   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'57 Ford277150running0
143032   George Green Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet273140running0
151719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet262125running0
162574   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet251110running0
171992   Gerald Duke Gerald Duke'59 T-Bird249125running0
18 649   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'59 Chevrolet234200axle0
191322   Harlan Richardson Harlan Richardson'58 Ford224100running0
20 9189   Herb Lewis Lynton Tyson'58 Chevrolet221100ball joint0
212920   Bennie Rakestraw Spook Crawford'57 Mercury21375running0
222197   Jim Austin Jim Austin'59 Ford21175rear end0
2315110   Jimmy Mairs Ratus Walters'57 Ford20275engine0
252431   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet8475fan belt0
262313   Andy Hampton Tommy Thompson'59 Chevrolet7650bearing0
272759   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird5150engine0
281844   Tiny Lund Julian Petty'59 Chevrolet3050overheating0
29 843   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth1250engine0
302889   Buddy Baker Lynton Tyson'58 Chevrolet1050engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rex White1175175
  Lee Petty17621742
  Junior Johnson21830083