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1953 Richmond 200


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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 37
Sunday, April 19, 1953 at Richmond Fairgrounds, Richmond, VA
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:11:48
Average speed: 45.535 mph
Pole speed: 48.465 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 6400
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge2001000running
2120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'52 Hudson199700running
3 187   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile199450running
478   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile198350running
52   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile198200running
644   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'53 Oldsmobile196150running
79   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson194125running
88   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'51 Hudson194100running
919   Fred Dove Fred Dove'51 Plymouth19375running
1092   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson18950running
1166   Virgil Livengood Virgil Livengood'53 Oldsmobile25
1213   Lou Johnson Lou Johnson'53 Dodge25
13    Al Kent '51 Henry J25
14111   Joe Bill O'Dell Joe Bill O'Dell'50 Ford25
1555   Bub King Bub King'52 Oldsmobile25
1646   Ralph Liguori Al Wheatley'53 Lincoln25
174   Slick Smith Frank Christian'51 Oldsmobile25
18167   Elton Hildreth Elton Hildreth'51 Nash25
19    Buck Mason W.R. Quann'52 Dodge25
207   Jim Reed Jim Reed'51 Ford25
2112   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'53 Oldsmobile25
2232   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'52 Hudson25
23    Jim Lacy '53 Dodge25
2490   Ollie Olson '52 Hudson25
251   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash25
2631   Al Keller George Miller'52 Hudson25
2771   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'50 Ford25crash

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
WDFonty Flock14Frank ChristianOldsmobile
WDTim Flock91Ted ChesterHudson