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NASCAR Grand National race number 26 of 56
Friday, June 15, 1956 at Southern States Fairgrounds, Charlotte, NC
200 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:47:06
Average speed: 56.022 mph
Pole speed: 59.661 mph
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps
Margin of victory: 5 laps +
Attendance: 7800
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

1 2300C   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler200650running174
2 899   Curtis Turner Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford195525running0
3 742   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge195400running0
4 122   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford193320rear end26
5 5300   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler189290quit0
610500B   Herb Thomas Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge186250fuel0
7 611   Tim Flock Mauri Rose'56 Chevrolet180300engine0
8 312   Ralph Moody DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford150150crash0
919203   Pete Yow Pete Yow'56 Buick150100carburetor0
101734A   Richard Riley '56 Oldsmobile141100running0
111894   Ed Cole Ed Cole'56 Mercury134100overheating0
121175   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury115100oil pressure0
13 414   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury106100piston0
141255   Junior Johnson Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'56 Pontiac69100clutch0
15159   Joe Weatherly Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford66100rear end0
161482   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford30100distributor0
171662   Bobby Waddell '56 Chevrolet30100brakes0
18 9271   Billy Carden '56 Mercury24100engine0
191334   Dick Beaty Ike Kiser'56 Ford1650spindle0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Speedy Thompson111
  Fireball Roberts22726
  Speedy Thompson28200173