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NASCAR Grand National race number 6 of 56
Sunday, February 26, 1956 at Beach & Road Course, Daytona Beach, FL
39 laps* on a 4.100 mile road course (159.900 miles)

Time of race: 1:40:24
Average speed: 90.657 mph
Pole speed: 135.747 mph
Cautions: 2 for 2 laps
Margin of victory: 57 sec
Attendance: 29000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

1 1300A   Tim Flock Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Chrysler374025running34
22414W   Billy Myers Mercury   (Bill Stroppe)'56 Mercury372375running0
32212   Ralph Moody Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford371450running0
41688   Jimmie Lewallen Ernest Woods'56 Oldsmobile36900running0
5277   Jim Reed Jim Reed'56 Chevrolet36700running0
64064   Al Keller Al Keller'56 Chevrolet36600running0
738204   Darvin Randahl Darvin Randahl'56 Ford36500running0
8 615W   Bob Korf Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury36400running0
91092   Herb Thomas Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet36250running0
1012500B   Fonty Flock Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Dodge200running0
11252   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet160running0
121842   Lee Petty Volusia Motors   (Petty Enterprises)'56 Dodge135running0
1358342   Jack Radtke Hanlon Motors'56 Ford110running0
144916   Ray Chaike Gus Holzmueller'56 Chevrolet100running0
155540   Gene Simpson Bud Harbaugh'55 Buick100running0
1660100   Ken Milligan Dave Everett'56 Chrysler90running0
17785   Bill Blair Joe Blair'56 Dodge80running0
183591   Donald Thomas Donald Thomas'56 Ford75running0
1914300   Charlie Scott Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler75running0
20 9301   Buck Baker Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'55 Chrysler75running0
2166396   Dave Lundman '56 Chevrolet600
2230X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet600
231963   Lyle Scott Sanders Motors   (Lyle Scott)'56 Chrysler600
2450155   Mel Larson Mel Larson'56 Ford600
2576411   Pat Zocano '56 Chevrolet600
2677390   Ray Thompson Johnny McCoy'56 Studebaker500
274510   Jim Cushman Jim Cushman'56 Buick500
287596   Eddie Skinner Curtis Reid'55 Oldsmobile500
2974640   Ken Love Ken Love'56 Ford500
3054761   David Ezell S.G. Russell'56 Chevrolet500
3173230   Benny DeRosier Adelmo Tiezzi'54 Hudson250
327034   Dick Beaty Kiser's Garage   (Ike Kiser)'56 Ford250
33 875   Jim Paschal Frank Hayworth'56 Mercury2625piston3
3459B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'56 Ford250
3541330   Don Bailey Don Bailey'56 Ford250
3652C97   Red Farmer J.M. Fitzgibbons'56 Chevrolet250
3761123   Charles Oldham Charles Oldham'56 Chevrolet250
387177   Walt Schubert Bob Bunselmeyer'55 Ford250
396819   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'55 Chevrolet250
402655   Junior Johnson Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'56 Pontiac25crash0
415784   Kenneth Wagner Lawson & Netti Racing'56 Ford 0
4267264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'55 Plymouth 0
4311300B   Frank Mundy Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler25 0
44379   Joe Weatherly Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford 0
4569166   Bud Palmer W.E. Campbell'55 Chevrolet 0
46631   Bobby Myers Ansel Rakestraw'55 Chevrolet 0
47 5226   Russ Truelove Murray Bros. Garage   (Bob White)'56 Mercury23 crash0
484568   Bill Widenhouse Ford   (Fred Sheibert)'56 Ford 0
4962108   Tommy Herzberg Lem Svajian'55 Chevrolet 0
5056203   Pete Yow Strickland Motor Co.   (Pete Yow)'55 Buick 0
5148265   W.H. Atkinson W.H. Atkinson'56 Ford 0
523699   Curtis Turner Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford17 0
53428   Gene White '56 Buick 0
5428505   Charlie Cregar Charlie Cregar'56 Chevrolet 0
55156   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'56 Dodge crash0
5679271   Dick Blackwell '56 Mercury 0
575359   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'55 Oldsmobile 0
5833M-1   Tommy Thompson Fish Carburetor   (Bob Fish)'55 Buick 0
593222   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford 0
60 4285   Ed Kretz Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'56 Pontiac10 0
61 3286   Cotton Owens Stephens Pontiac   (Jim Stephens)'56 Pontiac10 0
625156   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford 0
632997   Danny Letner Ed Hastings'56 Ford 0
6443719   Joy Fair Menschneider Bros.   (Russell Wainscott)'56 Dodge clutch0
651449   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'56 Chevrolet 0
6672424   Johnny Osteen '54 Oldsmobile 0
673178   Joel Million Ernest Woods'56 Oldsmobile 0
68 7290   Jack Choquette Bob Osiecki'56 Dodge 0
6934157   Dick Linder Woody Brougher'56 Ford 0
7046999   Jack Smith Joe Jones'56 Ford 0
71 2500   Speedy Thompson Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Dodge 0
722198   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Dodge 0
7317576   Jim Wilson Harvey Walters'56 Dodge0 crash0
7420321   Buddy Krebs Harvey Walters'56 Dodge0 crash0
7564206   Jimmy Mairs '55 Buick0 crash0
7680113   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'56 Chevrolet0 crash0
7723144   Al Tasnady Al Tasnady'55 Plymouth0 crash0
7839211   John Hamby J.V. Hamby'55 Plymouth0 crash0
794721   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'56 Ford0 did not start0
8065444   Sonny Black Sonny Black'55 Chevrolet0 did not start0
* Race shortened to 37 laps due to incoming tide.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bill CintiaFord
Marlon EdwardsDodge
Jimmy Ayers3Dodge
Marty Nichols16AChevrolet
Mickey Rorer17Studebaker
Bunk Moore20Williamson BuickW.R. WaldronBuick
Ted Cannady32Chevrolet
Bob Pronger44Ford
C.E. Wood60Ford
Peck Peckham74Chevrolet
George Henderson142Ford
Jake Hatcher205Joseph HatcherFord
Mike Diviney214Chevrolet
Louis Headley243Louis HeadleyChevrolet
Don Mitchell310Chevrolet
Hal Prentice333Dodge
L.C. Rigsby424Oldsmobile
WDMickey Katlin71Mickey KatlinChevrolet

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Tim Flock12323
  Jim Paschal24263
  Tim Flock273711