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1953 Wilkes County 200


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NASCAR Grand National race number 4 of 37
Sunday, March 29, 1953 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
200 laps on a 0.625 mile dirt track (125.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:18
Average speed: 71.907 mph
Pole speed: 78.424 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: .33 lap
Attendance: 7500
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 192   Herb Thomas Fabulous Hudson Hornet   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson2001000running18
2 3120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson200700running70
3 414   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile450running3
41242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge350running0
51043   Jimmie Lewallen Dave Quate'53 Dodge200running0
6 587   Buck Baker Wheatley Motors   (Al Wheatley)'53 Lincoln150running0
71182   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson125running0
8 94   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile100running0
91978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile75running0
101555   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson50running0
11268   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'52 Hudson25running0
123060   Dub Livingston Dub Livingston'53 Dodge25running0
1334100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'53 Mercury25running0
14280   Ewell Weddle Ewell Weddle'52 Plymouth25running0
153296   Lucky Sawyer Lucky Sawyer'50 Ford25running0
162186   Don Oldenberg Bill House'52 Packard25running0
172077   Frank Arford Frank Arford'52 Oldsmobile25running0
182531   Steve McGrath George Miller'52 Hudson25running0
193371   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'52 Ford25running0
20293   Clyde Minter Coleman Lawrence'52 Ford25crash0
213119   Fred Dove Fred Dove'52 Plymouth25running0
22 841   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile10925piston9
23 291   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson10025bearings100
241458   Johnny Patterson H.B. Ranier'52 Hudson25running0
25232   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile25crash0
26131   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash25spindle0
27 622   Perk Brown R.G. Shelton'52 Hudson25gas tank0
282413   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson25clutch0
2915167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash25crash0
302244   Ray Duhigg Julian Petty'52 Plymouth25gas line0
31 712   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'50 Oldsmobile250
3217171   Wally Campbell '53 Dodge25rf hub0
331872   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'51 Ford25crash0
342711   June Cleveland '52 Studebaker25engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock1100100
  Curtis Turner1011099
  Dick Rathman11011910
  Fonty Flock1201223
  Dick Rathman12318260
  Herb Thomas18320018