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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"1951, Latford style!"
Posted by Spen on September 25, 2013
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1951 was a big year. 376 drivers total ran a race that season. 271 of them had never run in Cup before. Both numbers are record highs. Oh, and we still have that silly 'no racing in other series' rule.

1. Fonty Flock 4994 (146.8 PPR)
2. Herb Thomas 4744 (-250)
3. Tim Flock 4534 (-460)
4. Lee Petty 4321 (-673)
5. Frank Mundy 3103 (-1891)
6. Lloyd Moore 2444 (-2550)
7. Bob Flock 2184 (-2810)
8, Donald Thomas 2062 (-2932)
9. Bill Blair 2043 (-2951)
10. (Marshall Teague 2008 (-2986)
11. Jim Paschal 1917 (-3077)
12. Jim Fiebelkorn 1896 (-3098)
13. Dick Rathman 1755 (-3239)
14. Jimmie Lewallen 1675 (-3319)
15. Bill Snowden 1656 (-3338)
16. Lou Figaro 1566 (-3428)
17. (Curtis Turner 1476 (-3518)
18. Erick Erickson 1394 (-3600)
19. Billy Carden 1337 (-3657)
20. Buck Baker 1290 (-3704)
21. Joe Eubanks 1276 (-3718)
22. Don Bailey 1246 (-3748)
23. Gober Sosebee 1198 (-3796)
24. Bill Rexford 1164 (-3830)
25. Jesse James Taylor 1139 (-3855)
26. Jimmy Florian 1131 (-3863)
27. (Weldon Adams 1113 (-3881)
28. George Seeger 1107 (-3887)
29. Dell Pearson 1034 (-3960)
30. Buddy Shuman 1021 (-3973)
31. (Dick Linder 1005 (-3989)
32. (Leonard Tippett 959 (If you're over 4000 points down, I'm not gonna type it out. I'm lazy.)
33. Pappy Hough 939
34. Fireball Roberts 929
35. Billy Myers 927
36. Bub King 911
37. Dick Meyer 870
38. (Walt Sprague 854)
39. Bud Riley 831
40. Danny Weinberg 808
41. Jimmy Ayers 805
42. Quinton Daniels 801
43. (Don Eggett 781)
44. Fred Steinbroner 779
45. Bill Miller 753
46. John McGinley 730
47. Jim Delaney 729
48. Oda Greene 727
49. Coleman Lawrence 722
50. Charles Gattalia 721
51. Ewell Weddle 713
52. Neil Cole 710
53. Lloyd Dane 705
54. Jack Smith 703
55. Johnny Mantz 697
56. Ronnie Kohler 683
57. Cotten Owens 663
58. Chuck Meekins 661
59. Bud Farrell 641
60. Glenn Dunnaway 627
61. Fred Bince 609
62. Bill Holland 607
63. (Red Byron 601)
tie 64. Ed Benedict 592
(Clyde Minter 592)
66. Tommy Thompson 585
67. (Ray Duhigg 568)
68. (Leland Colvin 561)
69. (Bob Walters 552)
70. (John Barker 541)
71. (Leon Sales 530)
72. Shorty York 525
73. Jim Reed 517
74. (Dick Moffitt 509)
75. Augie Walackas 503
76. (Bill Stammer 490)
77. (Wade Fields 489)
78. Bill Norton 487
79. Iggy Katona 473
80. (Al Jacobs 469)
81. Slick Smith 466
82. (Ray Chase 465)
83. (Les Bomar 460)
84. (Wimpy Ervin 442)
tie 85. (Bill Joslin 439)
(J.C. White 439)
87. (Dick Stone 437)
88. Marvin Panch 435
89. Danny Letner 429
90. (Earl Moss 427)
91. Freddie Farmer 425
92. Woody Brown 423
93. (Marshall Weatherly 418)
94. (Wally Campbell 416)
95. Dick Eagan 404
96. (Bill Widenhouse 403)
97.( Joe Merola 387)
98. (Mike Klapak 386)
99. (Sonny Black 385)
100 Robert Caswell 379
101. (Hal Cole 376)
102. Ed Samples 375
103. Don Oldenberg 368
104. (Bill Stickler 363)
105. Frank Luptow 362
tie 106. (Andy Pierce 361)
Paul Pettit 361
Tie 108. John DuBoise 357
(Jack Holloway 357)
110. (Eddie Anderson 356)
111. Jack Goodwin 353
tie 112. (Ed Massey 352)
(Gene Comstock 352)
(Pepper Cunningham 352)
115. Sam Hawks 345
tie 116. (Jim Romine 343)
(Jack White 343)
118. Reino Tulonen 341
119. Speedy Thompson 340
120. (Jim Byrd 334)
121. (Pug Blalock 329)
tie 122. (C.H. Dingler 327)
Gene Tapia 327
124. (Bud Erb 324)
125. (Roscoe Thompson 321)
126. (Gayle Warren 318)
127. (Nelson Applegate 312)
tie 128. (Ted Chamberlain 306)
(Stan Noble 306)
130. Red Duvall 303
131. (Walt Hartman 300)
132. (Hershel McGriff 296)
133. Bob Dietrich 288
tie 134. Jerry Morese 285
Ray Erickson 285
136. (Norm McCarthy 282)
tie 137. Cal Johnson 280
(Dawson Lechlider 280)
139. (Allen Heath 279)
140. (Tommy Wells 273)
141. Jack Reynolds 271
tie 142. (Walt Davis 268)
(Bob Greer 268)
144. (Bill Majot 267)
145. (Carson Dyer 258)
146. Jack Flynn 253
147. Les Snow 250
tie 148. (Barney Smith 248)
(Dudley Froy 248)
150. (Lyle Scott 247)
151. (Charles Gillman 246)
152. Tommie Elliott 245
153. (Jerry Wimbash 241)
tie 154. (Nook Walters 239)
(Jerry Carver 239)
156. (Jerry Groh 236)
157. Claude Wallington 232
158. (Owen Jones 227)
159. Harold Kite 226
160. (Johnny Thompson 224)
161. Tommy Moon 220
tie 162. Tommy Lane 216
(Tommy Melvin 216)
164. (Paul Stanley 215)
tie 165. (Bill Schade 212)
(Otis Martin 212)
167. Bobby Myers 203
168. (Jack Wade 200)
169. (Alton Haddock 195)
tie 170. (Jim Ross 194)
(Eddie Sheeler 194)
172. (Rusty Rushton 191)
173. (Jack McClure 188)
174. (Marvin Burke 185)
175. (Dan Daniels 182)
176. (Sammy Packard 176)
177. (Oliver Dial 173)
178. (Elmer Wilson 165)
179. (Bob Jeffries 164)
tie 180. Bill Osbourne 160
(Perry Smith 160)
Tie 182. (Dick Bailey 158)
(Ray Pruitt 158)
184. (Bobby Booth 156)
tie 185. Tom Jerris 155
Paul Newkirk 155
(Ted Swaim 155)
188. Lamar Crabtree 150
Hap Jones 150
Bill Ledbetter 150
191. (Bob Moore 149)
(Leo Sigman 149)
193. (Frank Gise 147)
tie 194. (Chuck Stimus 146)
(Furman Lancaster 146)
(Burt Jackson 146)
(Lloyd Porter 146)
Tie 198. (Joe Sommers 142)
(Fred Russell 142)
200. (Herb Trimble 139)
tie 201. (Leo Breithaupt 138)
(Dale Williams 138)
(Harry Scott 138)
(Ernie Yorton 138)
(Jim Little 138)
(Chuck Mahoney 138)
(Bill Champion 138)
(Bill Cintia 138)
(Russ Hepler 138)
(John Soars 138)
Tie 211. (Jim Harris 134) (May be merely a misspelling of Jimmy Ayers)
(Red Harvey 134)
Pap White 134
Bill Braun 134
(Billy Tibbert 134)
(Ben Dixon 134)
217. (Jimmy Thompson 132)
tie 218. (Hully Bunn 130)
(Bill Lillenthall 130)
Harold Mays 130
Tie 221. (Bill Harrison 127)
James Ellis 127
(Ray Throckmorton 127)
(Ben Gregory 127)
225. (Joe Jernigan 125)
tie 226. (Buddy Helms 124)
(Bill Cheesbourg 124)
(James Shields 124)
(Herb Gott 124)
(Jim Mayes 124)
(George Cavana 124)
(Neil Roberts 124)
(Fuzzy Anderson 124)
Tie 234. (Doug Wimpy 121)
(Whitey Worton 121)
(Steve Dabb 121)
(Don McLeish 121)
(Hank Lee 121)
Tie 239. (Bill Flatcher 118)
(Red Ryder 118)
(Willard Brooks 118)
(V.E. Miller 118)
(Bob Carpenter 118)
Bob Myers 118
Jesse White 118
(Art Plas 118)
Maudis Brissette 118
(Ted Tedrow 118)
249. (Sandy Lynch 116)
tie 250. (Ruel Smith 115)
Johnny Grubb 115
(Bob Green 115)
Charles Kleber 115
(Victor Brenzelli 115)
(Jim Hart 115)
(George Clark 115)
Tie 257. (Ernie Dietzman 112)
(Joe Carver 112)
Gus Linder 112
(Rod Therrian 112)
(Lou Volk 112)
Tie 262. (O.A. Dean 109)
(Frank Oviado 109)
Joe Bellinato 109
(Dan Rush 109)
(Louis Luther 109)
Tie 267. (Len Fanelli 106)
(Pat Wade 106)
(Jimmy Ingram 106)
(Fran Jischke 106)
Tie 271. (Al King 103)
(Eddie Lenz 103)
(Richard Hancock 103)
(Roy Forsythe 103)
(Irv Leitch 103)
Coleman Grant 103
Tie 277. Jess Anderson 100 (No more point scorers from here out.)
Leon Harrell 100
Don Black 100
Tommy Stenger 100
Cal Fisher 100
Tie 282. Ken Klutz 97
Mike Little 97
Paul Austin 97
Fred Faber 97
Jerry Russo 97
287. Gwyn Staley 95
tie 288. Red Harrelson 94
Rocky DiNatale 94
Leo Caldwell 94
Art Knoll 94
Paul Parks 94
Bill LaGrance 94
Harold Lucas 94
Ray Hill 94
Tie 296. Lee Schneider 91
Bob Matson 91
Charles Moore 91
Bob Prince 91
Hank Russ 91
Curtis Hunt 91
Junior Pooler 91
Jack Gaynor 91
Tie 304. Bucky Sager 88
Bill Lawrence 88
Jimmy Longo 88
Tie 307. James Ward 85
Bob James 85
Pete Page 85
Tie 310. Fred Thompson 82
Guy Waller 82
Bob White 82
Julian Buesink 82
Tie 314. Dean Sprague 79
June Cleveland 79
Jack Kabat 79
Tie 317. Bill Holluck 76
Sam Thompson 76
Bill Remaly 76
Frank Carlin 76
Bob Reuther 76
Tie 322. Buck Clardy 73
Claude Joyce 73
Dave Humphrey 73
Tie 325. Mike Ernest 70
Walt Flanders 70
Nick Nicolette 70
Dave Reiley 70
Tie 329. Lloyd Dennis 67
Sam DiRusso 67
Tom Gifford 67
332. Felix Wilkes 65
tie 333. Eddie LaRue 64
Jim Miller 64
Tie 335. Jack Fleming 61
Johnny Yountz 61
Ray Janelle 61
Tie 338. Ray Thompson 58
Nick Garin 58
Frank Holzhauer 58
Dick Richter 58
Tie 342. Joe Rogers 55
Tommy Coates 55
Joe Skovron 55
Tie 345. Ed Rooney 52
Bob Shaw 52
Frankie Schneider 52
Frank Travers 52
349. Harold Strapp 49
tie 350. Ben Lalomia 46
Tony Suligoy 46
Jim Metzler 46
Tie 353. Tip R. Key 43
Ralph Liguori 43
Al Miller 43
Bob Read 43
Tie 357. Tony Correnti 37
J.E. Hardie 37
Tie 359. Gordon Harvey 34
Don Rudolph 34
361. Len Brown 31
362. Dave Anderson 25
363. Bob Pronger 22
364. Earl Coleman 19
365. Herschel Buchanan 16
366. Jimmy Warden 13
367. Gene Darragh 10
368. Jim Rathmann 7
tie 369. Johnny Wohlfiel 1
Pat Flaherty 1
Buck Baity 1
Bob Johnson 1
Fred Moore 1
Murrace Walker 1
Rudy Hires 1
376. Lee Connell 1

Point leaders:
Marshall Teague week 1-2, 4
Fonty Flock week 3, 5-9, 15-27 29-33, 35-41
Tim Flock weeks 10-14 (and tied on week 1)
Herb Thomas week 28, 34

Manufacturers:
263 Plymouths
250 Oldsmobiles
208 Fords
135 Hudsons
130 Unknowns
68 Studebakers
54 Mercurys
37 Henry Js
36 Nashs
23 Lincolns
20 Pontiacs
15 Buicks
9 Kaisers
9 Chryslers
9 Packards
7 Cadillacs
6 Chevrolets
4 Dodges

Laps led by manufacturer:
Oldsmobile: 3744
Hudson: 1903
Studebaker: 332
Mercury: 257
Plymouth: 193
Nash: 132
Ford: 91
Chrysler: 58
Lincoln: 27
Cadillac: 7

There were an average of 31.39 cars per week, a record high which would hold until 1970.

Broken down by state/province:
North Carolina 47
California 40
Ohio 34
New Jersey 32
Georgia 29
Unknown 26
New York 25
Pennsylvania 19
Florida 17
Virginia 16
Alabama 16
Michigan 9
South Carolina 8
Connecticut 8
Illinois 8
Indiana 6
Massachusetts 6
Arizona 5
Tennessee 4
Rhode Island 4
Oregon 3
Missouri 3
Kentucky 2
Texas 1
Maryland 1
Wisconsin 1
Iowa 1
Kansas 1
West Virginia 1
Nebraska 1
Louisiana 1
Saskatchewan: 1

By Age:
8 drivers born in the 1900's
54 drivers born in the 1910's
91 drivers born in the 1920's
3 drivers born in the 1930's
220 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Russ Hepler (50)
Youngest known driver: Tommie Elliott (15)
Average age: 29.99
Oldest race winner: Lee Petty (37)
Youngest race winner: Neil Cole (25)
Average winning age: 29.38

Using modern F1 points, the standings are:
1. Tim Flock 362
2. Fonty Flock 358.5
3. Herb Thomas 307
4. Lee Petty 214
5. Marshall Teague 171
6. Frank Mundy 167
7. Bob Flock 88
8. Curtis Turner 83
9. Dick Rathman 79
10. Gober Sosebee 70

Phew, that's it for that year. 'Til next time,
Spen


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