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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"1956, alternate history version!"
Posted by Spen on November 16, 2013
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Going into Shelby, Buck already would have had a seventeen point lead, thus making everything that went down between Speedy and Herb totally unnecessary. Which likely would have changed NASCAR history significantly.

1. Buck Baker 7427
2. Herb Thomas 6846 (-581)
3. Lee Petty 6464 (-963)
4. Speedy Thompson 6167 (-1260)
5. Jim Paschal 5767 (-1660)
6. Billy Myers 5555 (-1872)
7. Ralph Moody 4544 (-2883)
8. Fireball Roberts 4506 (-2921)
9. Johnny Allen 3828 (-3599)
10. Tim Flock 3171 (-4256)
11. Joe Eubanks 3169
12. Rex White 3111
13. Gwyn Staley 2827
14. Marvin Panch 2723
15. Blackie Pitt 2700
16. Tiny Lund 2618
17. Billy Carden 2594
18. Joe Weatherly 2178
19. Harvey Henderson 1900
20. Bill Amick 1830
21. Bobby Keck 1743
22. Jack Smith 1723
23. Brownie King 1629
24. Bill Champion 1628
25. Al Watkins 1601
tie 26. Dick Beaty 1552
Curtis Turner 1552
28. Lloyd Dane 1528
29. Ralph Liguori 1467
30. Ed Cole 1428
31. Clyde Palmer 1337
32. Junior Johnson 1320
33. Jim Reed 1314
34. Paul Goldsmith 1276
35. Johnny Dodson 1247
36. Harold Hardesty 1245
37. John Kieper 1236
38. Pete Yow 1184
39. Eddie Pagan 1132
40. Frank Mundy 1102
41. Bobby Johns 1065
42. Chuck Meekins 1061
43. Jimmie Lewallen 1049
44. Billy Rafter 1013
45. Bill Blair 1004
46. Jimmy Massey 974
47. Gordon Haines 936
48. Bob Keefe 935
49. Cotton Owens 897
50. Allen Adkins 893
51. Bobby Waddell 809
52. Sherman Clark 796
53. Royce Haggerty 778
54. Jim Blomgren 766
55. Fonty Flock 760
56. Darvin Randahl 737
57. George Green 720
58. Art Watts 719
59. Bill Hyde 718
60. Ed Negre 717
61. Dink Widenhouse 710
62. Fred Lorenzen 682
63. Bobby Myers 679
64. Harold Beal 657
65. Jim Cook 643
66. Lou Sherman 635
67. Bob Welborn 634
68. Ted Cannady 624
69. Curley Barker 623
70. Bill Moore 619
71. Mel Larson 607
72. Joe Bill McGraw 606
73. Erick Erickson 598
74. Eddie Skinner 594
75. John Lindsay 592
76. Scotty Cain 585
77. Charlie Jackson 584
78. Emanuel Zervakis 564
79. Bunk Moore 524
80. Dave Terrell 494
tie 81. Ken Milligan 491
Ernie Young 491
83. Al Keller 490
84. Jim Rhoades 484
85. Bill Widenhouse 475
86. Bob Flock 470
87. Bob Duell 466
88. Sherman Utsman 456
89. Johnny Roberts 448
90. John McVitty 446
tie 91. Bob Havemann 445
George Cork 445
93. Danny Letner 444
94. Russ Truelove 443
tie 95. Don Carr 422
Walt Schubert 422
97. Bob Ross 409
98. John Dodd, Jr. 407
99. Pat Kirkwood 402
100. Howard Phillippi 397
101. Jim Graham 395
102. Doug Cox 377
103. Pete Stewart 357
104. Ray Chaike 354
105. Johnny Patterson 352
106. Jim Watkins 351
107. Ted Sweeney 345
108. C.H. Dingler 342
109. John Fite 324
110. Donald Thomas 323
111. Benny DeRosier 319
112. Don Porter 318
113. Parnelli Jones 307
114. Frank Jamison 305
115. Fred Harb 291
116. Red Farmer 285
tie 117. Wally Gervais 273
Dick Getty 273
119. Bill Walker 269
tie 120. Fred Frazier 262
Wayne Fielden 262
tie 122. George Seeger 259
Nace Mattingly 259
124. Lou Spears 255
125. Carl Hammill 251
126. Chester Barron 250
127. Jimmy Pardue 248
tie 128. Al White 245
Pete Diviney 245
130. Charles Blewitt 242
131. Jesse James Taylor 240
132. Jim Donovan 239
133. Nolan Swift 237
tie 134. Curly Hatfield 236
Bill Sullivan 236
136. Roy Bentley 234
137. Dick Blackwell 228
tie 138. Ned Jarrett 227
Chuck Mahoney 227
140. Bill West 221
141. Fred Hunt 218
142. Don Oldenberg 216
143. Bob Ruppert 215
tie 144. Reds Kagle 212
Earl Moss 212
146. Kenneth Wagner 207
147. Pee Wee Jones 204
148. Lyle Matlock 200
tie 149. Arden Mounts 198
Peck Peckham 198
151. Al Pombo 197
152. Harvey Eakin 191
tie 153. Don Hamilton 188
Dick Allwine 188
tie 155. Chuck Stevenson 185
Bill Stammer 185
157. John Lansaw 182
158. Ralph Earnhardt 175
tie 159. Bud Geiselman 173
Bill Parks 173
161. Ken Love 168
162. Ray Thompson 167
163. Johnny Mantz 165
164. Glen Wood 164
tie 165. Larry Flynn 161
Bill Tanner 161
167. Tom Pistone 158
168. Lennie Page 150
tie 169. Carl Anderson 146
Joe Prismo 146
tie 171. Bob Korf 142
Augie Howerton 142
tie 173. Jack Choquette 139
Joy Fair 139
tie 175. Sam Speers 138
Bill Bowman 138
Benny Rakestraw 138
Fred Johnson 138
tie 179. Whitey Norman 134
Richard Riley 134
tie 181. Jim Sills 130
Bill Thurber 130
Charlie Mincey 130
Hoss Kagle 130
Tootle Estes 130
Bob Esposito 130
Harold Kite 130
Jake Hatcher 130
Jerry Morese 130
Len Sutton 130
Chuck Akerblade 130
192. Russ Graham 128
tie 193. Ken Seibel 127
Banjo Matthews 127
Joe Sykes 127
Frank Edwards 127
Robert Slensby 127
Jack Zink 127
Vince Cougineri 127
200. Jim Wilson 125
tie 201. Jack Radtke 124
Hank Trice 124
Chet Thompson 124
Bill Massey 124
Chub Williams 124
Roz Howard 124
Jack Tykarski 124
tie 208. Dick Burns 121
Sonny Black 121
Reitzel Darner 121
Lucky Long 121
Ken Johnson 121
Chuck Mesler 121
Freddy Fryar 121
215. Gene Bergin 119
tie 216. Gene Simpson 118
Don Hildreth 118
Joe Guide 118
Rat Garner 118
Jess Nelson 118
Jack Goodwin 118
Cecil Lassiter 118
James Jones 118
tie 224. Millard Wright 115
Buzz Woodward 115
Gene Goodman 115
Larry Marx 115
Wilbur Rakestraw 115
Sal Tovella 115
230. Doug Yates 113
tie 231. Gordon Campbell 112
Cy Spencer 112
Jack Williams 112
Bill Osborne 112
Bud Emra 112
Brownie Pitt 112
Bill Poor 112
238. Joel Million 110
tie 239. Bob Carroll 109
Nick Lari 109
Bun Emery 109
tie 242. Charlie Scott 106
Ray Baxter 106
Andy Wilson 106
Dick Denise 106
Ansel Rakestraw 106
Clyde Mitchell 106
Elmo Langley 106
Jim Mundy 106
Larry Odo 106
tie 251. Jack D. McCoy 103
Spook Crawford 103
Shorty York 103
Jack Montgangelo 103
255. Charlie Cregar 101
tie 256. Fred Steinbroner 100
Dave Lundmann 100
Bob Francy 100
Bob Chauncey 100
Dan Galullo 100
tie 261. Bob Stancliff 97
Bill Bade 97
Possum Jones 97
Johnny Coy 97
Buck Hall 97
tie 266. Ed Brown 94
Lyle Scott 94
Sonny Walters 94
Joe Stewart 94
Bill Vesler 94
Norman Schihl 94
272. Ray Hendrick 92
tie 273. Elgin Holmes 91
Cotton Priddy 91
Kenny Paulsen 91
Frank Secrist 91
Art Binkley 91
tie 278. Don Stanyer 88
Leroy DeShields 88
Pat Zocano 88
Ed Massey 88
Ray Crowley 88
Louis Headley 88
tie 284. Bill Stacy 85
Dutch Munsinger 85
tie 286. Jim Cushman 82
John Dodd, Sr. 82
Johnny Zeke 82
Jack Richardson 82
Herb Gibson 82
291. Pat Grogan 80
tie 292. Tom Francis 79
Owen Loggins 79
Elton Hildreth 79
tie 295. Jim Stapley 76
Ralph Murray 76
Arnold Denley 76
Reggie Ausmus 76
tie 299. Herb Crawford 73
David Ezell 73
tie 301. George Mantooth 70
Mario Rossi 70
303. Joe Bill O'Dell 67
304. Buzz Auckland 64
tie 305. Len Fraker 58
Don Bailey 58
Tom Lupo 58
tie 308. Arley Scranton 55
Chuck Hansen 55
tie 310. Fred Bince 52
Charles Oldham 52
Ole Anderson 52
313. Larry Frank 49
314. Bill Lutz 46
315. Ronnie Herra 43
tie 316. Judge Rider 40
Corey Benjamin 40
318. Wade Fields 37
319. Bill Brown 34
320. Francis Dionne 31
321. Bud Palmer 28
322. Tommy Herzberg 16
323. W.H. Atkinson 10
324. Gene White 4
tie 325. Tommy Thompson 1
Ed Kretz 1
Johnny Osteen 1
Dick Linder 1
Buddy Krebs 1
Jimmy Mairs 1
Al Tasnady 1
332. John Hamby 1

Point Leaders:
Tim Flock: week 1-3
Lee Petty: week 4, week 6
Buck Baker: week 5, 7-27, 42, 44-45, 52-56
Herb Thomas: week 28-41, 43, 46-51

Manufacturers:
422 Fords
399 Chevrolets
182 Dodges
156 Mercurys
85 Chryslers
80 Plymouths
70 Oldsmobiles
60 Pontiacs
36 Buicks
10 Studebakers
10 Hudsons
7 Packards
3 Nashs
2 Unknowns
1 Rambler
1 Jaguar

Laps led by manufacturer:
Chrysler 2736
Dodge 1677
Ford 1585
Chevrolet 675
Mercury 332
Pontiac 17

There were an average of 27.14 cars per race.

Drivers by state/province
California 50
North Carolina 48
New York 23
Unknown 19
Georgia 18
Oregon 17
Illinois 16
Maryland 16
Pennsylvania 15
Florida 13
South Carolina 13
New Jersey 11
Michigan 10
Tennessee 10
Virginia 8
Arizona 5
Connecticut 5
Washington 5
Kentucky 4
Oklahoma 4
Alabama 3
Indiana 3
West Virginia 3
Massachusetts 2
Missouri 2
Nevada 2
Ontario 2
Iowa 1
Louisiana 1
Montana 1
Ohio 1
Texas 1
Wisconsin 1

By age:
1 driver born in the 1900's
19 drivers born in the 1910's
99 drivers born in the 1920's
38 drivers born in the 1930's
176 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Eddie Skinner (47)
Youngest known driver: Freddie Fryar (20)
Average age: 29.84
Oldest race winner: Lee Petty (42)
Youngest race winner: John Kieper (24)
Average winning age: 33.1

Using Modern F1 points:
1. Buck Baker 626
2. Speedy Thompson 460
3. Herb Thomas 409.5
4. Jim Paschal 295
5. Fireball Roberts 291
6. Lee Petty 284
7. Ralph Moody 277
8. Billy Myers 264
9. Tim Flock 202.5
10. Marvin Panch 176
11. Joe Eubanks 125
tie 12. Bill Amick 113
Joe Weatherly 113
14. Lloyd Dane 102


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