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1953 Wilkes 160

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NASCAR Grand National race number 35 of 37
Sunday, October 11, 1953 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a 0.625 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:24:16
Average speed: 71.202 mph
Pole speed: 78.288 mph
Cautions: 3 for 16 laps
Margin of victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 2000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

146   Speedy Thompson Buckshot Morris'53 Oldsmobile1601000running25
214   Fonty Flock Vogt Special   (Frank Christian)'53 Hudson158700running37
344   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth156450running0
424   Bob Welborn J.O. Goode'51 Plymouth156350running0
542   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge155200running0
6 187   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile155150running80
72   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile1551250
882   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson1541000
922   Jimmie Lewallen R.G. Shelton'53 Oldsmobile153750
1055   Bub King Bub King'53 Oldsmobile153500
1158   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'53 Hudson153250
1293   Donald Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson153250
1391   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson152250
1451   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'53 Oldsmobile151250
1592   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson151250
16    Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'51 Plymouth149250
1708   Arden Mounts Gene Comstock'51 Hudson143250
18    Bob Walden Bob Walden'50 Plymouth143250
19    Parks Surratt '51 Plymouth141250
2093   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'50 Plymouth139250
21    Clyde Minter Clyde Minter'50 Mercury136250
2241   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile1312518
2380   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'53 Dodge125250
24120   Dick Rathmann Walt Chapman'53 Hudson124250
2519   Fred Dove Fred Dove'50 Ford110250
26    Slim Rominger Slim Rominger'50 Oldsmobile84250
27    Don Vershure '53 Hudson53250
28167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Nash41250
29    Bud Jones '50 Plymouth36250
30    Pete Stewart '51 Ford20250
3175   Ralph Dutton Ralph Dutton'53 Dodge250

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Curtis Turner166
  Buck Baker771
  Curtis Turner881
  Buck Baker9102
  Curtis Turner11177
  Buck Baker186952
  Fonty Flock708819
  Buck Baker8910315
  Fonty Flock1041052
  Curtis Turner1061094
  Buck Baker11011910
  Fonty Flock12013516
  Speedy Thompson13616025