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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"Spens Timekilling Projects"
Posted by Spen on September 11, 2013
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Hello all! At long last, I finally decided to take the plunge, and start posting my projects in blog form instead
of using the race comments boards. As some of you may be aware, I've been slowly but surely "Latfordizing" early NASCAR seasons. What makes my blog any different than Riverside's? My projects are almost all historical, I use the 75-03 system without the extra bonus points for wins, and I add a few extra trivia notes. So without further ado, here's the complete 1949 standings, Laford-style!

1. Lee Petty 921 (153.5 PPR)
2. Red Byron 907 (-14)
3. Bill Blair 881 (-40)
4. Bob Flock 825 (-96)
5. Curtis Turner 790 (-131)
tie 6. Fonty Flock 756 (-165)
6. Sara Christian 756 (-165)
8. Tim Flock 647 (-274)
9. Glenn Dunnaway 637 (-284)
10.Ray Erickson 599 (-322)
11. Bill Snowden 548 (-373)
12. Slick Smith 514 (-407)
13. Frank Mundy 495 (-426)
14. Otis Martin 463 (-458)
15. Herb Thomas 443 (-478)
16. Bill Rexford 436 (-485)
17. Gober Sosebee 428 (-493)
18. Bob Apperson 372 (-549)
19. Kenneth Wagner 363 (-558)
20. Dick Linder 358 (-563)
21. Jack Russell 321 (-600)
tie 22. Sam Rice 320 (-601)
22. Clyde Minter 320 (-601)
24. Louise Smith 300 (-621)
25. Jim Roper 298 (-623)
26. Archie Smith 284 (-637)
27. Jimmie Lewallen 276 (-645)
28. Jimmy Thompson 272 (-649)
29. Ted Chamberlain 254 (-667)
30. Bobby Greene 242 (-679)
31. Al Bonnell 232 (-689)
32. Sterling Long 225 (-696)
33. Buck Baker 224 (-697)
34. Frank Smith 221 (-700)
35. Felix Wilkes 213 (-708)
36. Jim Carrusso 209 (-712)
37. Bob Smith 206 (-715)
38. B.E. Renfro 203 (-718)
39. Jack White 180 (-741)
40. Fred Johnson 173 (-748)
41. Billy Rafter 165 (-756)
tie 42. Ethel Mobley 161 (-760)
42. Jack O'Brien 161 (-760)
tie 44. Joe Littlejohn 160 (-761)
44. Mike Eagan 160 (-761)
46. Buckshot Morris 158 (-763)
tie 47. Frank Christian 150 (-771)
47. Frankie Schneider 150 (-771)
47. Lloyd Moore 150 (-771)
47. Roy Hall 150 (-771)
51. John Wright 146 (-775)
tie 52. Al Keller 142 (-779)
52. Charles Muscatel 142 (-779)
52. Al Wagoner 142 (-779)
52. Raymond Lewis 142 (-779)
56. Skip Lewis 138 (-783)
tie 57. Jack Etheridge 134 (-787)
57. Buddy Helms 134 (-787)
57. Lou Volk 134 (-787)
57. Ellis Pearce 134 (-787)
57. Don Rogala 134 (-787)
tie 62. Bill Bennett 130 (-791)
62. Clarence Burris 130 (-791)
tie 64. J.D. Edwards 127 (-794)
64. Bud Olsen 127 (-794)
64. Sam Rider 127 (-794)
64. Joe Merola 127 (-794)
tie 68. Jack Smith 124 (-797)
68. Dick Zimmerman 124 (-797)
68. Frank Matthews 124 (-797)
tie 71. Marshall Teague 121 (-800)
71. Bob Cameron 121 (-800)
71. Nick Garin 121 (-800)
71. H.F. Stickleather 121 (-800)
tie 75. John Barker 118 (-803)
75. Billy Carden 118 (-803)
75. Erwin Blatt 118 (-803)
tie 78. Howard Elder 115 (-806)
78. Bill Harrison 115 (-806)
78. Chuck Mahoney 115 (-806)
tie 81. Woodie Wilson 112 (-809)
81. Don Cecchini 112 (-809)
tie 83. Skimp Hersey 109 (-812)
83. Garland Smith 109 (-812)
83. Lee Schmidt 109 (-812)
83. Bill Greever 109 (-812)
87. Curt Foss 106 (-815)
88. Ken Marriott 103 (-818)
tie 89. Ed Tyson 100 (-821)
89. Ralph Zrimsek 100 (-821)
tie 91. Ken Schroder 97 (-824)
91. John Riggi 97 (-824)
tie 93. Jim Paschal 94 (-827)
93. Tommy Coates 94 (-827)
tie 95. Sam Marshall 91 (-830)
95. Wally Campbell 91 (-830)
97. Harvey Hilligas 88 (-833)
98. George Mantooth 85 (-836)
tie 99. Benny Georgeson 82 (-839)
99. Ben Cannaziaro 82 (-839)
tie 101. Pee Wee Martin 79 (-842)
101. Len Brown 79 (-842)
103. Pat Kirkwood 76 (-845)
104. Clarence Benton 70 (-851)
105. Jim Rathmann 67 (-854)
106. Pepper Cunningham 64 (-857)
107. John Belgard 61 (-860)
108. Johnny Rogers 55 (-866)
109. Chick DiNatale 52 (-869)
110. Tony Genove 46 (-875)
111. Jim Delaney 43 (-878)
112. Walter Minx 34 (-887)

Point leaders: Jim Roper week 1
Red Byron week 2, 4-7
Tim Flock week 3
Lee Petty week 8

The field consisted of the following:
59 Fords
45 Oldsmobiles
18 Buicks
17 Lincolns
13 Hudsons
13 Mercurys
12 Unknowns
8 Kaisers
8 Cadillacs
6 Plymouths
4 Chryslers
4 Chevrolets
2 Nashs
1 Studebaker

There were an average of 26.25 cars per race.

Broken down by state:
North Carolina 23
New Jersey 15
Pennsylvania 15
Georgia 14
New York 12
Florida 8
Virginia 6
Unknown 3
Alabama 2
South Carolina 2
Kansas 2
West Virginia 2
Wisconsin 2
Texas 2
Maryland 2
Illinois 1
California 1

By age:
4 drivers born in the 1900's
31 in the 1910's
30 in the 1920's
47 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Frank Smith (47)
Youngest known driver: Fred Johnson (19)
Average age: 29.82
Oldest winner: Lee Petty (35)
Youngest winner: Curtis Turner (25)
Average winner age: 31.71

Using modern F1 points, the standings would be:
1. Red Byron 80
2. Lee Petty 69
3. Bob Flock 68
4. Fonty Flock 45
tie 5. Bill Blair 39
5. Ray Erickson
7. Tim Flock 34
8. Curtis Turner 31
9. Frank Mundy 27
tie 10. Jim Roper 25
10. Jack White 25
10. Bill Rexford 25

And that's about it for that year. If anyone has anything to add to this (alternate point systems, blanks to fill in, etc.) feel free. If all goes well, I should be posting a new year each week. Until we meet again,
Spen


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