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1951 Motor City 250

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NASCAR Grand National race number 20 of 41
Sunday, August 12, 1951 at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:28
Average speed: 57.588 mph
Pole speed: 69.131 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of victory: 37 sec
Attendance: 16352
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1951 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1951 standings

1 540   Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson'51 Chrysler2505000running58
21382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'50 Oldsmobile2502000running7
31598   Johnny Mantz Johnny Mantz'51 Nash2441000running0
42583   Red Byron Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'50 Ford241600running0
53843   Paul Newkirk Paul Newkirk'51 Nash241500running0
64734   Jack Goodwin Bill Caltrider'51 Plymouth239400running0
72259   Lloyd Moore Julian Buesink'51 Oldsmobile239300running0
82050   Ewell Weddle Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'50 Ford236200running0
93041   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'51 Oldsmobile233100overheating92
10451-X   Erick Erickson Packer / Advanced Electric   (Erick Erickson)'51 Pontiac233100running0
1156135   Bill Majot Jim White'50 Chevrolet23350running0
125210   Jim Fiebelkorn Jim Fiebelkorn'51 Mercury23350running0
134442   Lee Petty Hodges for Dodges   (Petty Enterprises)'51 Plymouth23350running0
141433   Lou Figaro Jack Gaynor'51 Hudson23150running0
1532142   Bob Myers St. Mary's   (Hank Salat)'51 Packard230500
165560   Jim Paschal Wheatley Motors   (Julian Buesink)'50 Ford228250
17 291   Tim Flock Black Phantom   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile2281250
185467   Bob Jeffries Dave Kennedy'51 Lincoln225250
1943120   John McGinley Walt Chapman'51 Hudson224250
20 87   Bob Flock Gray Ghost   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile223250
2135151   Les Snow Les Snow'50 Oldsmobile222250
223338   Iggy Katona Custom Car Expts.   (Iggy Katona)'51 Ford222250
233988   Dell Pearson Sheldon Motors   (Dell Pearson)'51 Oldsmobile216250
244185   Bob Prince Bob Prince'50 Hudson199250
25342   Bobby Myers Ewell Weddle'51 Hudson199250
263722   Oda Greene Harold Lucas'51 Hudson173250
274848   John Barker Leo Sigman'51 Studebaker173250
2846102   Ray Duhigg Ray Duhigg'51 Oldsmobile16725crash0
295365   Jack White George Hartley'50 Oldsmobile15825crash0
302736   Danny Letner Bert Letner'51 Hudson15325overheating0
3151140   Walt Flanders Floyd Rice'51 Ford14510crash0
321012   Billy Carden Sam Knox'50 Oldsmobile142100
33 16   Marshall Teague Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Marshall Teague)'51 Hudson13610overheating1
341718   George Seeger George's Motors   (George Seeger)'51 Studebaker133100
35 414   Fonty Flock Red Devil   (Frank Christian)'51 Oldsmobile13010crash85
361275   Bob Greer Connell Cadillac   (Bob Greer)'50 Oldsmobile126 crash0
374944   Jack Smith Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'51 Plymouth123 crash0
3842198   Billy Myers Hubert Westmoreland'51 Plymouth123 crash0
3911777   Tom Suligoy Tom Suligoy'51 Packard115 crash0
4058750   Al Miller Sam Clark'51 Henry J115 0
41291   Walt Sprague Julian Buesink'50 Oldsmobile113 0
42 351   Gober Sosebee West Peach Motors   (Sam Knox)'50 Cadillac104 tie rod7
4318133   Bobby Booth Stanley Moore'50 Oldsmobile103 0
443132   Tommy Melvin Clarence Burbank'50 Oldsmobile92 crash0
45168   Bud Riley Joe Beccue'51 Hudson89 crash0
462328   Ray Chase Oster-Barry   (Bill Sheldon)'51 Hudson89 overheating0
472441.5   Bill Blair Bill Blair'50 Oldsmobile88 0
4840175   Bill Holland Connell Cadillac   (Cal Connell)'51 Cadillac80 crash0
495730   Elmer Wilson Elmer Wilson'50 Buick80 crash0
502123   Frank Mundy Perry Smith'51 Studebaker80 crash0
51509   Freddie Farmer Tom's Grill   (Freddie Farmer)'51 Nash77 0
52 990   Jim Rathmann Jim Rathmann'50 Packard76 0
5326118   Ed Benedict Ken Swihart'51 Hudson75 overheating0
542811   Hershel McGriff Superior   (Hershel McGriff)'51 Oldsmobile73 crash0
555921   Dick Rathmann Walt Chapman'51 Hudson31 overheating0
563670   Johnny Wohlfiel Copper Heat Ind.   (Johnny Wohlfiel)'51 Nash27 0
57 692   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson26 overheating0
58 731   Jesse James Taylor Jesse James Taylor'51 Hudson14 overheating0
5919188   Pat Flaherty Charlie Padovich'51 Oldsmobile13 0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Leo KoseckiHudson
Leo Richards182Leo RichardsMercury

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Marshall Teague111
  Fonty Flock22423
  Tommy Thompson25262
  Fonty Flock27271
  Tommy Thompson28281
  Fonty Flock29291
  Tommy Thompson306334
  Fonty Flock649532
  Gober Sosebee961027
  Fonty Flock10313028
  Curtis Turner13121282
  Tommy Thompson2132153
  Curtis Turner21622510
  Joe Eubanks2262327
  Tommy Thompson23325018