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1956 Wilkes County 160

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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 56
Sunday, April 8, 1956 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a 0.625 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:24:28
Average speed: 71.034 mph
Pole speed: 78.37 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 7500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

1 3300A   Tim Flock Kiekhaefer Outboards   (Carl Kiekhaefer)'56 Chrysler1601100running46
21714   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury160700running0
3 875   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury160475running0
4 792   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'56 Chevrolet160365running0
5 512   Ralph Moody Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford159310running0
612B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'56 Ford158250running0
71098   Allen Adkins Tom Harbison'56 Ford158200running0
81842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge158150running0
9145   Bill Blair Joe Blair'56 Dodge151100running0
10241   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'55 Chevrolet150100running0
1119300C   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler14875running0
122534   Dick Beaty Ike Kiser'56 Ford14760running0
132394   Ed Cole Ed Cole'55 Mercury14550running0
141537   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Pontiac14250running0
15 92   Gwyn Staley Gaddy's   (Hubert Westmoreland)'56 Chevrolet13450transmission0
1611100   Ken Milligan Dave Everett'56 Chevrolet13450running0
171682   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford13350axle0
18 2501   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge12750gas line97
19 4X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet11250a frame0
201327   John McVitty John McVitty'55 Chevrolet10250fuel pump0
2120271   Dick Blackwell '56 Mercury102 running0
222225   Jimmie Lewallen Sam McCuthen'55 Chevrolet93 engine0
232954   Lou Spears Nace Mattingly'55 Ford83 overheating0
24216   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'56 Dodge45 tire0
25 622   Fireball Roberts Ford   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford38 driveshaft0
2626264   Johnny Allen Grant Motor Parts   (Spook Crawford)'55 Plymouth22 crash0
272796   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'55 Chevrolet22 piston0
28 155   Junior Johnson A.L. Bumgarner'56 Pontiac17 piston17
292819   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'55 Chevrolet13 engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Junior Johnson11717
  Speedy Thompson1811497
  Tim Flock11516046