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1953-05


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 37
Sunday, April 5, 1953 at Charlotte Speedway, Charlotte, NC
150 laps on a 0.750 mile dirt track (112.500 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average speed: n/a
Pole speed: 71.108 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: .25 lap
Attendance: 8500
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile1501000running3
251   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'53 Oldsmobile150700running0
31   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash150450running0
4 191   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson150350running87
5 513   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson149200lf wheel13
6100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'51 Mercury150running0
719   Fred Dove Fred Dove'52 Plymouth125running0
818   Mike Klapak Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile100running0
955   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson75running0
103   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'51 Ford50running0
1142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge250
12 392   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson25clutch4
13 2120   Dick Rathmann Walt Chapman'53 Hudson25wheel25
14 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile25wheel18
1531   Steve McGrath George Miller'52 Hudson25spindle0
162   Bill Blair Thomasville Motors, NC   (Bill Blair)'53 Oldsmobile250
178   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'51 Hudson25crash0
1843   Jimmie Lewallen Dave Quate'53 Dodge250
190   Ewell Weddle Weddle Racing   (Ewell Weddle)'52 Plymouth250
2082   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson250
2112   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'52 Plymouth250
2211   June Cleveland June Cleveland'52 Studebaker250
2312   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'49 Oldsmobile250
24 641   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile25engine0
2514   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile25oil pressure0
26167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash25rr hub0
274   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile25engine0
2872   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'50 Ford25mount0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock16060
  Buck Baker617818
  Tim Flock79824
  Dick Rathman83853
  Tim Flock86905
  Dick Rathman91977
  Tim Flock981025
  Dick Rathman1031119
  Tim Flock1121121
  Dick Rathman1131131
  Tim Flock1141207
  Dick Rathman1211211
  Tim Flock1221265
  Dick Rathman1271304
  Herb Thomas1311344
  Pop McGinnis13514713
  Dick Passwater1481503