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1955 Wilkes County 160

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NASCAR Grand National race number 8 of 45
Sunday, April 3, 1955 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a 0.625 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:22:03
Average speed: 73.126 mph
Pole speed: 77.72 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 3 feet
Attendance: 10000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1955 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1955 standings

1 287   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'54 Oldsmobile1601000running160
2 83   Dick Rathmann Blue Crown   (John Ditz)'54 Hudson160650running0
3 799   Curtis Turner Parks Cigarette   (Raymond Parks)'55 Oldsmobile156450running0
41042   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'55 Chrysler155350running0
51728   Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge'53 Oldsmobile154300running0
62098   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'53 Oldsmobile152250running0
7155   Jimmie Lewallen Joe Blair'54 Mercury151200running0
822460   Gene Simpson Brooks Brothers'55 Plymouth151150running0
9 988   Joel Million Ernest Woods'55 Oldsmobile144100running0
101659   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'54 Oldsmobile140100running0
111458   Tommy Ringstaff J.B. Cunningham'55 Packard12625axle0
121272   John Dodd, Sr. John Dodd, Sr.'53 Hudson10925spindle0
1313300   Tim Flock Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler10625coil0
141118   Herb Thomas Arden Mounts'54 Hudson10525wheel0
151980   Jimmy Thompson '53 Hudson8425frame0
16 678   Jim Paschal Helzafire   (Ernest Woods)'55 Oldsmobile7025vapor lock0
171373   John Dodd, Jr. John Dodd, Sr.'53 Hudson6425gasket0
18 455   Junior Johnson B & L Motors   (Jim Lowe / Carl Beckham)'55 Oldsmobile5825bearing0
19 1B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'53 Oldsmobile5625engine0
20 514   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'55 Chevrolet3325axle0
21186   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'53 Dodge16 tire0
222157   Boyce Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'53 Hudson5 gasket0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Buck Baker1160160