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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 37
Sunday, May 3, 1953 at Langhorne Speedway, Langhorne, PA
150 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (150.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:03:43
Average speed: 72.743 mph
Pole speed: drew for pole
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 51 sec
Attendance: 15000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
12587   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile1501525running42
242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge1501000running26
314   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile800running0
41   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash600running0
5 191   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson500running69
644   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth400running0
792   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson30013
818   Bill Adams Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile2000
946   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'53 Oldsmobile1800
1093   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth1500
11    Ronnie Kohler Ronnie Kohler'50 Dodge750
12    Leon Lundy '53 Ford750
13111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford750
14    Jim Lacy '53 Dodge750
15    Mike Magill Michael Jarema'53 Lincoln750
16    Dick Rathman '53 Plymouth500
17    Buck Mason Joe Kersey'53 Dodge500
182   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile500
1978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile500
20    Don Price '50 Ford500
21100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'53 Oldsmobile250
228   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'53 Hudson250
2313   Lou Johnson Lou Johnson'53 Dodge250
24    Neil Cole John Golabek'50 Plymouth250
25    Larry Schultz '53 Plymouth250
269   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson250
2731   Al Keller George Miller'53 Oldsmobile250
2841   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'51 Hudson250
2943   Jim Paschal Dave Quate'53 Oldsmobile250
3079   Charles Weidler Charles Weidler'51 Hudson250
3155   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson250
32    Bill Hammersley '51 Ford250
33    Gene Parry '51 Nash250
34167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash250
354   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile250

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock199
  Herb Thomas102213
  Tim Flock238260
  Buck Baker8311028
  Lee Petty11113626
  Buck Baker13715014