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1957 Virginia 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 17 of 53
Sunday, May 19, 1957 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps* on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:50:49
Average speed: 57.318 mph
Pole speed: 65.693 mph
Cautions: 3 for 51 laps
Margin of victory: under caution
Attendance: 16000
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1957 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1957 standings

11487   Buck Baker Hugh Babb'57 Chevrolet4413170running113
21099   Curtis Turner DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'57 Ford4411770running0
3 450   Tom Pistone Hugh Babb'57 Chevrolet4411125crash0
4 614   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'57 Mercury441980crash201
5 842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile440675running0
61247   Jack Smith Hugh Babb'57 Chevrolet436500running0
7 13   Paul Goldsmith Smokey's Best Damn Garage   (Smokey Yunick)'57 Ford432475running54
8 598   Marvin Panch DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'57 Ford431400running0
9 722   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'57 Ford427300running0
102317   Jim Paschal Bill Stroppe'57 Mercury416300running0
11 246   Speedy Thompson Hugh Babb'57 Chevrolet409275running0
121632   Brownie King Jess Potter'56 Chevrolet404200running0
13 9188   Ralph Earnhardt Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile391200running0
141974   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'56 Chevrolet391200running0
151876   George Green Lonnie Fish'56 Chevrolet388200running0
161164   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'57 Plymouth377200clutch0
172471   Bill Bowman Bill Bowman'56 Chevrolet363175running0
182224   Barney Oldfield Rat Garner'56 Ford356150running0
192094   Clarence DeZalia Clarence DeZalia'56 Ford351150running0
20 355   Tiny Lund A.L. Bumgarner'57 Pontiac281295engine73
211329   Russ Hepler Howard Coulter'57 Pontiac270125bearing0
22156   Cotton Owens Ray Nichels'57 Pontiac211125crash0
232128   Eddie Skinner Eddie Skinner'57 Ford146125rear end0
2417421   T.A. Toomes C.M. Julian'56 Dodge121125gasket0
* Race shortened to 441 laps due to crash.

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Emanuel Zervakis11Emanuel ZervakisChevrolet
Bill Champion35Bill ChampionFord
Frank Jamison80Frank JamisonChevrolet
Nace Mattingly154Nace MattinglyFord
WDJim Linke881Petty EnterprisesOldsmobile

Caution flag breakdown:
# Of
15195   #24 spun turn 3 
13818245   rain 
4414411   #14,50 accident turn 1 
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.6%             Average green flag run: 130.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Paul Goldsmith15454
  Tiny Lund5512773
  Buck Baker12814417
  Billy Myers14523288
  Buck Baker23332896
  Billy Myers329441113