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1959 Daytona 500 Qualifier

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NASCAR Grand National race number 2 of 44
Friday, February 20, 1959 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
40 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 0:41:54
Average speed: 143.198 mph
Pole speed: 140.581 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: .5 cl
Attendance: 17000
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

1 749   Bob Welborn W.J. Ridgeway'59 Chevrolet40800running33
21564   Fritz Wilson Museum of Speed   (Fritz Wilson)'59 T-Bird40525running4
3 659   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird40350running0
4 348   Joe Weatherly E.C. Wilson'59 Chevrolet40250running1
51837   Eduardo Dibos Peru   (Van Acker)'59 T-Bird39225running0
6236   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac39200running0
71788   Tiny Lund Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet39165running0
81442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Oldsmobile39150running0
9 918   Charley Griffith Red Bank   (Charley Griffith)'57 Pontiac38140running0
10244   Rex White Idewild Homes   (Rex White)'59 Chevrolet38130running0
11 873   Johnny Beauchamp Roy Burdick'59 T-Bird38125running0
122881   Bernie Hentges Bernie Hentges'59 DeSoto38110running0
132729   Dick Freeman Dick Freeman'59 Chevrolet38100running0
143871   Dick Joslin Dick Joslin'57 Dodge3885running0
15 572   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet3870running0
16121   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet3860running0
172111   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford3750running0
183038   Raul Cilloniz Raul Cilloniz'58 Ford3750running0
192053   Ken Johnson Ken Johnson'57 Ford3750running0
20267   Jim Reed Jim Reed'59 Chevrolet3550running0
212269   Harold Smith Bob Korn'59 Studebaker3550running0
223319   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet3550running0
231386   Carl Tyler Carl Tyler'57 Ford3450running0
24 215   Tim Flock Beau Morgan'59 T-Bird3050push rod0
25299   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet29 coil0
261058   Roscoe Thompson Roscoe Thompson'57 Chevrolet28 engine0
27 447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet20 crash0
281687   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet20 crash0
293741   Curtis Turner Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird17 transmission2
301110   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'57 Ford17 overheating0
311995   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'59 Ford17 overheating0
323216   Jim McGuirk Happy Steigel'59 Pontiac15 distributor0
33 13   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'59 Pontiac14 distributor0
342524   Bob Potter Bob Potter'59 Chevrolet13 tires0
353683   Bob Pronger Bob Pronger'58 Ford13 gasket0
363180   Bob Rose Sam Arena'57 Chevrolet11 steering0
373466   Dick Foley Dick Foley'59 Chevrolet9 engine0
383574   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet1 steering0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
WDJim DelaneyFord
WDGlen Rockey31Ford
WDGeorge Henderson46Ford

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Joe Weatherly111
  Bob Welborn265
  Curtis Turner771
  Bob Welborn8125
  Curtis Turner13131
  Bob Welborn142310
  Fritz Wilson24263
  Bob Welborn27271
  Fritz Wilson28281
  Bob Welborn294012