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1956 Raleigh 250

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NASCAR Grand National race number 30 of 56
Wednesday, July 4, 1956 at Raleigh Speedway, Raleigh, NC
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:07:55
Average speed: 79.822 mph
Pole speed: 82.587 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of victory: 2 lp 10 sc
Attendance: 13600
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

13222   Fireball Roberts Pete DePaolo'56 Ford2503000running201
2 2500   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge2482000running13
327502   Frank Mundy Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge2471275running0
4 392   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'56 Chevrolet246925running0
51011   Tim Flock Mauri Rose Engineering   (Mauri Rose)'56 Chevrolet243750running0
6 43   Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick'56 Chevrolet242650running0
73099   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Ford241550running0
8185   Bill Walker '56 Chevrolet238500running0
925X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet237400running0
102991   Jack Smith Ted Chester'56 Chevrolet236375running0
1128300C   Buck Baker Kiekhaefer Mercury Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Chrysler234300running23
12 675   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury231275running0
1320113   Emanuel Zervakis Emanuel Zervakis'56 Chevrolet222225running0
14149   Billy Carden Schwam Motors   (Charlie Schwam)'56 Ford217225running0
1513240   Rat Garner Rat Garner'56 Ford216225running0
163694   Ed Cole Ed Cole'56 Mercury216100running0
171548   Al Watkins Don Holcomb'56 Ford213100running0
181631   Bill Champion John Whitford'56 Ford212100running0
193596   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'56 Chevrolet206100running0
2012286   Pat Kirkwood Jim Stephens'56 Pontiac203150oil pressure0
211918   Arden Mounts Clay Brothers Super Market   (Arden Mounts)'56 Pontiac195100running0
22 5264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'56 Plymouth181150overheating0
23 82   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet146100bearing0
2434640   Ken Love Ken Love'55 Ford144100rf hub0
25 782   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford136150engine4
263114   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury91100engine0
271788   Ralph Liguori Ernest Woods'56 Oldsmobile90150engine0
28 912   Ralph Moody DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford82100lifter3
2922131   Johnny Dodson Johnny Dodson'55 Chevrolet77100overheating0
302195   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'56 Ford63100bearing0
31263A   Bud Geiselman Frank Geiselman'55 Chevrolet61 engine0
3211418   Sherman Utsman '56 Chevrolet47 engine0
333334   Dick Beaty Kiser's Garage   (Ike Kiser)'56 Ford45 engine0
342459   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'56 Plymouth43 engine0
352329   Pat Grogan '56 Mercury21 lr axle0
36 142   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge950oil pressure6

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Stewart Joyce66Stewart JoyceFord

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Lee Petty155
  Ralph Moody683
  Lee Petty991
  Joe Eubanks10134
  Fireball Roberts146451
  Buck Baker658723
  Fireball Roberts8816174
  Speedy Thompson16217413
  Fireball Roberts17525076