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NASCAR Grand National race number 1 of 37
Sunday, February 1, 1953 at Palm Beach Speedway, W. Palm Beach, FL
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:38
Average speed: 60.22 mph
Pole speed: 65.028 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 8500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

1 742   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge2001000running152
2 941   Jimmie Lewallen Petty Enterprises'52 Plymouth198700running0
3 491   Tim Flock Ted Chester'52 Hudson197450running0
4121   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash192350running0
51086   Don Oldenberg Bill House'53 Lincoln186200running0
61155   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson185150running0
72260   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge183125crash0
8 513   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson182100running0
9 69   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'52 Hudson18175running0
102067   Sam DiRusso Sam DiRusso'52 Plymouth18050running0
11 214   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile17425running0
121351   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Sam Knox)'52 Chrysler17225running0
1319102   Marion Edwards '50 Dodge16625running0
1416167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash15925crash0
152157   Jack Culpepper '49 Ford11925overheating0
1614T-2   Herb Tillman Herb Tillman'50 Oldsmobile10425overheating0
1718    Jack Lawrence Jack Lawrence'53 Dodge10125rf hub0
1817    Allan Clarke '50 Chevrolet7625ignition0
19 831   Al Keller George Miller'50 Oldsmobile7325crash0
201537   Hank Ribet Norm Johnson'50 Ford6825wheel0
21 392   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson4825u joint45
22 1120   Dick Rathmann Walt Chapman'53 Hudson3125coil3
2323196   Lucky Sawyer Lucky Sawyer'49 Ford425ignition0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Dick Rathman133
  Herb Thomas44845
  Lee Petty49200152