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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 1 of 47
Saturday, February 25, 1956 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps on a 4.100 mile road course (159.900 miles)

Time of race: 1:39:53
Average speed: 96.052 mph
Pole speed: 117.801 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: 4.9 mi
Attendance: 13500
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1956 standings

11426   Curtis Turner Ford Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford393525running34
21522   Fireball Roberts Heintzelman Ford   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford382375running0
3 492   Herb Thomas Doane Motors   (Herb Thomas)'56 Chevrolet381450running0
41998   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Dodge38900running0
5 671   Dick Joslin Bill Webb'56 Dodge900running0
6 7186   Red Duvall Red Duvall'55 Buick600running0
7278   Ray Atkinson Ray Atkinson'56 Dodge500running0
81111   George Bumgardner Henry Caputo'54 Buick400running0
92255   Mel Larson Mel Larson'55 Ford250running0
102841   Pete Peterson Pete Peterson'56 Ford200running0
11104   Art Binkley Art Binkley'55 Plymouth160running0
1224111   John Schipper '55 Mercury135running0
13 817   Larry Odo Larry Odo'56 Chevrolet110crash0
141399   Bob Pronger Ketcham's Custom Engines'56 Ford100running0
15 547   Hershel White Cincinnati Race Bowl   (Herschel White)'56 Oldsmobile1000
161727   Jack Lawrence Jack Lawrence'55 Plymouth900
17235   Tom Pistone Doane Chevrolet   (Tom Pistone)'56 Chevrolet800
18 27   Jimmy Thompson Mercury   (George Hilton)'56 Mercury26750
19 112   Joe Weatherly Ford Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford20175water pump5
201616   Bud Palmer '56 Mercury750
21203   Bill Lutz Gene Sauer'56 Ford600
221876   Larry Frank Joe Holly'55 Oldsmobile600
23 386   Don Oldenberg Don Oldenberg'56 Dodge600
24 91   Jim Reed Jim Reed Chevrolet600
251277   Dave Hirschfield Dempsey Chevrolet   (Dave Hirschfield)'55 Chevrolet600
262590   Gene Blair Gene Blair'55 Mercury50fire0
272132   Bob Vance Ralph Muffler'56 Ford500
282645   Bill Brown Bill Brown'55 Mercury050crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Joe Weatherly155
  Curtis Turner63934