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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 37
Sunday, October 18, 1953 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:07
Average speed: 56.013 mph
Pole speed: 58.958 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 8500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

180   Jim Paschal Big Bear Market   (George Hutchens)'53 Dodge2001000running73
242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge200700running0
32   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile199450running0
4 114   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Hudson199350running0
5    Carl Burris '51 Plymouth194200running0
613   Emory Lewis Ernest Woods'53 Oldsmobile192150running0
724   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth185125running0
8    Bill Morgan '51 Ford185100running0
9    Clyde Minter Clyde Minter'50 Mercury18475running0
10111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'49 Ford18350running0
11    Bob Walden Bob Walden'50 Plymouth182250
1222   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'53 Oldsmobile176250
13    Bob Sampson '53 Dodge172250
1458   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'53 Hudson170250
1519   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Ford169250
16    Bud Harless Edgar Clay'51 Ford168250
17    George Osborne George Osborne'53 Hudson146250
18248   Gifford Wood Gifford Wood'52 Plymouth136250
19    Parks Surratt '51 Plymouth130250
2087   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile12725bearing127
2108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson68250
22167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash6625overheating0
2382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson5525engine0
2441   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile4625engine0
2575   Ralph Dutton Ralph Dutton'53 Dodge46250
2692   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2825fuel pump0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buck Baker1127127
  Jim Paschal12820073