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1959 Gwyn Staley 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 44
Sunday, April 5, 1959 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a 0.625 mile paved track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:23:21
Average speed: 71.985 mph
Pole speed: 85.746 mph
Cautions: 4 for 9 laps
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 10000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLed
1 443   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile160800running53
2 847   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet160525running0
3 76   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac159350running0
4 95   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet159250running0
51017   Fred Harb Fred Harb'57 Mercury154225running0
61719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet147200running0
72074   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet147165running0
81833   George Green Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet145150running0
9 399   Shorty Rollins Shorty's   (Shorty Rollins)'58 Ford143140running0
101581   Harvey Hege Harvey Hege'57 Ford142130running0
11 659   Curtis Turner Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird141125bent rod19
121245   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'57 Pontiac136110overheating0
13193   Don Angel Don Angel'58 Ford131100rf lugs0
141427   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'58 Plymouth12485rr axle0
152344   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet12270running0
161340   Paul Walton Paul Walton'57 Chevrolet11260piston0
17 11   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet8850bearing88
182264   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford8750engine0
19218   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Chevrolet6050fuel line0
20 221   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford3550engine0
211688   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet2350rear end0
22 511   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford1950bearing0
23112   Jimmy Thompson Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet1150engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
232   #44 spun turn 2 
4129  
13142   #2 accident turn 2 
155339  
54563   #27,47 accident turn 4 
577317  
74752   #8 spun turn 1 
7616085  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.6%             Average green flag run: 30.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Speedy Thompson18888
  Curtis Turner8910719
  Lee Petty10816053