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NASCAR Grand National race number 2 of 37
Sunday, February 15, 1953 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps on a 4.100 mile road course (159.900 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:51
Average speed: 89.789 mph
Pole speed: 115.77 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 26 sec
Attendance: 20000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

1 62   Bill Blair Halifax Motors   (Bill Blair)'53 Oldsmobile391500running1
2 214   Fonty Flock Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'53 Oldsmobile391000running38
3 440   Tommy Thompson San Juan Motors   (Tommy Thompson)'53 Lincoln39800running0
4 392   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson39600running0
5 791   Tim Flock Ted Chester'52 Hudson39500running0
61077   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile38400running0
71641   Curtis Turner R.L. Bowling'53 Lincoln38300running0
8199   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'52 Hudson38200running0
91338   Tom Cherry Hot Rod Shop   (Tom Cherry)'53 Lincoln38180running0
10184   Slick Smith Air Lift   (Frank Christian)'52 Oldsmobile38150running0
111751   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Sam Knox)'52 Chrysler3875running0
12 9120   Dick Rathmann America's Champion   (Walt Chapman)'53 Hudson3775running0
131587   Buck Baker Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'53 Lincoln3775running0
1420187   Red Duvall Duane Duvall'53 Packard3775running0
152386   Don Oldenberg Bill House'53 Lincoln3775running0
161118   Bill Adams Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile3650running0
173452   Joe Guide Sally Guide'51 Hudson3650running0
184754   Obie Chupp Wild Gene Horne   (Gene Horne)'51 Hudson3650running0
1929103   George Gallup George Gallup'50 Oldsmobile3650running0
203625   Cotton Priddy Cotton Priddy'51 Oldsmobile3550running0
212755   Bub King T.H. King's Garage   (Bub King)'52 Hudson3525spin out0
224033   Charlie Causey Charlie Causey'50 Oldsmobile3525running0
23448   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'51 Hudson3525spin out0
24377   Red Douglass R.W. Douglass'53 Dodge3325running0
2557291   Tom Travis Tom Travis'52 Ford3325running0
265667   Sam DiRusso Sam DiRusso'52 Plymouth3325running0
273013   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson3325running0
285196   Mason Bright Mason Bright'49 Plymouth3325running0
292871   Keith Hamner Mason Darnell'52 Hudson3325running0
30461   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash3325clutch0
312266   George Fleming Joseph Braun'51 Hudson3325running0
324916   Johnny Roberts Johnny Roberts'50 Ford3325running0
332530   Cotton Hodges Jim Fowler'50 Oldsmobile3225rf hub0
345337   Hank Ribet Norm Johnson'50 Ford3225running0
352415   Tommy Boger Tommy Boger'52 Oldsmobile3225spin out0
3654102   Marion Edwards '50 Dodge3125running0
375590   Ted Lee Ted Lee'53 Hudson3025running0
38523   Hub McBride Jack Barton'50 Nash2925running0
3950196   Lucky Sawyer Lucky Sawyer'49 Ford2325gas line0
4045T-2   Herb Tillman Herb Tillman'50 Oldsmobile1825gas line0
414212   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'49 Oldsmobile17 oil pressure0
421498   Dan Walters '50 Packard15 gasket0
432622   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'52 Hudson14 engine0
4435186   Doug Wells Gilbreath Motors'50 Oldsmobile13 overheating0
454148   Red Farmer Sikes Motors'51 Hudson12 overheating0
463860   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge11 tie rod0
474879   Charles Weidler Charles Weidler'51 Hudson9 crash0
483319   Fred Dove Paul Nunn'52 Packard8 bearing0
491282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson8 gasket0
50 858   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson6 engine0
51 146   Bob Pronger Bob Pronger'53 Oldsmobile5 crash0
522157   Tommy Moon C.D. Wilson'52 Hudson5 engine0
533110   Wally Campbell Wally Campbell'53 Dodge4 engine0
5439167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash4 overheating0
5543190   Buddy Shuman J.R. Dunberry'52 Hudson4 clutch0
563293   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'50 Plymouth3 clutch0
57 578   Frank Arford Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile2 gasket0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Fonty Flock13838
  Bill Blair39391