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1952 Southern 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 25 of 34
Monday, September 1, 1952 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
400 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 6:42:37
Average speed: 74.512 mph
Pole speed: 88.55 mph
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 32400
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1952 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1952 standings

1 114   Fonty Flock Air Lift Special   (Frank Christian)'52 Oldsmobile4009430running341
24258   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson3993000running0
31492   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'52 Hudson3991590running4
43355   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson3981230running0
55316   Banjo Matthews Bill Snowden'52 Hudson393950running0
6 842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'51 Plymouth393800running0
7 282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson390700running0
8 31   Herschel Buchanan Ponce Motors   (Herschel Buchanan)'52 Nash390600running0
9 587   Buck Baker Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'52 Lincoln388500running0
105024   Ray Duhigg Southern Motors   (J.O. Goode)'51 Plymouth387450running0
11169   Jack Smith Ted Chester'51 Hudson387420running0
123569   Rollin Smith Winkler Oil Burners   (Rollin Smith)'52 Hudson385350running0
133789   Jimmy Thompson B.A. Pless'52 Hudson383300crash0
144751   Speedy Thompson Sam Knox'51 Ford383280running0
154859   Lloyd Moore Julian Buesink'52 Ford382250running0
163853   Joe Weatherly Junie Donlavey'52 Hudson376150running0
174398   Buddy Shuman Joe Hawkins'51 Plymouth376100running0
184162   Keith Hamner '52 Hudson37590running0
193125   Clyde Pittinger A.J. Lorenzo'52 Oldsmobile37590running0
201099   Pat Kirkwood San Juan Motors   (Pat Kirkwood)'51 Chrysler37390running0
21568   Gene Comstock Fry Motors   (Gene Comstock)'52 Hudson37090running0
225739   W.E Baker W.E. Baker'52 Oldsmobile36890running0
235928   Herb Fry Herb Fry'51 Hudson36695running0
246134   Iggy Katona Bill Caltrider'51 Plymouth36575running0
252177   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile364105running0
262383   Bill Miller Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'51 Ford35775running0
271185   Tony Bonadies Tony Bonadies'51 Nash350325running0
282766   Donald Thomas Elmer Pooler'51 Plymouth34560running0
29557   Bob Flock Blackburn Auto Service   (Ted Chester)'52 Hudson33860running0
301267   Irwin Blatt Erwin Blatt'51 Mercury33760running0
312593   Ted Chamberlain Call Me Squirt   (Ted Chamberlain)'50 Plymouth33760running0
32 947   Al Fleming L.W. Tickle'52 Willys336210running0
333691   Tim Flock Blackburn Auto Service   (Ted Chester)'52 Hudson32150crash0
3494   E.C. Ramsey Smith Auto Parts   (Louise Smith)'51 Ford31850running0
352920   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'52 Hudson315460crash35
363275   Al Conroy Larry Shurter'52 Willys308150running0
376671   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'50 Plymouth29750running0
386579   Charles Weidler '51 Hudson27950running0
394531   Rudy Hires Rudy Hires'52 Hudson26750running0
404060   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'51 Hudson25650overheating0
41243   Lamar Crabtree Red Harrelson'51 Plymouth254 piston0
422830   Johnny Bridgers Johnny Bridgers'52 Ford244 overheating0
434457   Tommy Moon C.D. Wilson'51 Hudson240 overheating0
44172   Bill Blair George Hutchens'52 Oldsmobile223 overheating0
455117   June Cleveland W.A. Smith'51 Plymouth205 running0
463452   Joe Guide Hudson Guide Motors   (Sally Guide)'51 Hudson200 running0
475861   Possum Jones Stan Parnell'51 Ford193 overheating0
48 622   Roy Hall '52 DeSoto182 tires,fuel0
49 711   Fireball Roberts Saverance Motors   (Ed Saverance)'51 Ford174 engine0
502032   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'52 Hudson16820engine0
513074   Pete Kelly Pete Kelly'52 Hudson162 engine0
52466   Bobby Myers Big Bear   (George Hutchens)'51 Ford145 engine0
531818   Bucky Sager Ed Benedict'52 Hudson142 lf wheel0
541546   Bob Pronger Bob Pronger'52 Oldsmobile140 engine0
553943   Larry Mann Green Hornet   (Larry Mann)'52 Hudson139 rear end0
566354   Weldon Adams Weldon Adams'51 Plymouth125 crash0
575226   Jimmy Ingram '51 Nash91 crash0
586027   Gwyn Staley The Wilkes Boys'52 Ford74 overheating0
592621   Johnny Gouveia Johnny Gouveia'51 Plymouth61 overheating0
601340   Tommy Thompson Hudson Hornet   (Tommy Thompson)'52 Hudson37200engine20
614941   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'52 Oldsmobile35 crash0
62545   Gene Darragh Gene Darragh'52 Hudson32 crash0
6315   Merritt Brown '51 Studebaker28 engine0
64194   Slick Smith Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'51 Oldsmobile2250engine0
65 419   Clyde Minter Paul Nunn'52 Packard21 front end0
662212   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'52 Oldsmobile18 engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fonty Flock11717
  Tommy Thompson183720
  Fonty Flock3810467
  Dick Rathman10513935
  Fonty Flock14018041
  Herb Thomas1811844
  Fonty Flock185400216