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1953 Raleigh 300


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 37
Saturday, May 30, 1953 at Raleigh Speedway, Raleigh, NC
300 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:14:51
Average speed: 70.629 mph
Pole speed: 76.23 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 15235
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
14314   Fonty Flock Red Vogt Special   (Frank Christian)'53 Hudson3003500running105
2 712   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile2981800running0
391   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson2971200running0
4 592   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2961000running1
578   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile296800running0
6120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson295600running0
7 14   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile295500running4
842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge295450running0
944   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth294400running0
10 282   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson292350running0
1143   Jim Paschal Dave Quate'53 Dodge292300running0
1211   Ralph Dyer Ralph Dyer'53 Nash2882500
13 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile28820039
1441   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile2831500
1571   Otis Martin Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford2811250
16 89   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson2801000
1734   Andy Winfree Andy Winfree'51 Plymouth2771000
1824   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth2761000
19 65   Hershel McGriff Earl Morley Motors   (Hershel McGriff)'53 Oldsmobile274100bearing101
2021   Glen Wood R.L.L.R.B. Bowling   (Wood Brothers)'53 Lincoln2741000
216   Cotton Owens George Hutchens'51 Ford274500
2299   Stewart McDonald Matt Gowan'53 Plymouth271500
2323   Gayle Warren Gayle Warren'53 Studebaker270500
2415   Ted Lee Ted Lee'51 Ford264500
253   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford263500
2693   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'51 Plymouth256500
2727   Earl Foushee Earl Foushee'51 Plymouth256500
2877   Frank Arford Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile253500
29108   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson231500
3040   Gordon Bracken Gordon Bracken'53 Nash221500
3117   Roy Bentley Jesse Mann'51 Plymouth220250
328   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'52 Hudson214250
33 32   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile21325crash50
3416   John Ray John Ray'53 Lincoln202250
3572   Earl Moss Doug Meeks'50 Ford190250
3646   Ralph Liguori Al Wheatley'53 Lincoln190250
3713   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson187250
3855   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson165250
3911   Fireball Roberts Ed Saverance'52 Ford154250
4060   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge115250
4173   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash110250
421   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'53 Nash93250
43481   Johnny Zeke Johnny Zeke'53 Dodge8425crash0
44101   Clyde Minter Otis Martin'50 Mercury81250
45128   Russell Armentrout J.B. Richter'53 Dodge60250
4619   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Plymouth45250
47 922   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'52 Oldsmobile41250
4858   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson33250
4974   J.L. Justice J.L. Justice'50 Ford9250

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Slick Smith144
  Bill Blair51713
  Buck Baker185639
  Herb Thomas57571
  Bill Blair589437
  Hershel McGriff95195101
  Fonty Flock196300105