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1959 Old Dominion 500

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NASCAR Grand National race number 41 of 44
Sunday, September 27, 1959 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:07:56
Average speed: 60.5 mph
Pole speed: 69.471 mph
Cautions: 7
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 13500
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

1144   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet5003250running202
2 116   Glen Wood Warren's Drive-In / Auto Body & Sales Co.   (Wood Brothers)'58 Ford5001975running85
3247   Jim Reed Jim Reed'59 Chevrolet4971425running87
4 236   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird4971175running0
51622   Speedy Thompson Ogden-Ridgeway   (W.J. Ridgeway)'59 Chevrolet497900running0
6 776   Larry Frank Carolina Plating   (Larry Frank)'57 Chevrolet496750running39
7 459   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird492675running0
8 577   Joe Lee Johnson Honest Charley   (Joe Lee Johnson)'57 Chevrolet490600running0
9159   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet490500running0
10 642   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth488575running87
112675   John Dodd, Sr. John Dodd, Sr.'59 Ford488375running0
123938   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Ford484275running0
132741   Ken Rush '57 Chevrolet476250running0
143287   Buck Baker Lynton Tyson'59 Chevrolet476225running0
15 343   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth470275running0
161932   George Green Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet469200running0
173715   L.D. Austin Beau Morgan'57 Ford469180running0
183618   Jerry Smith Red Bank   (Charley Griffith)'57 Pontiac466165running0
191220   Tiny Lund Spook Crawford'58 Ford451155running0
20 45   Bunk Moore Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet451150running0
214219   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet447130running0
222114   Bill Taylor Manley Britt'58 Ford439125engine0
231731   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet434110engine0
24 872   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet431100running0
252864   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford42585running0
262945   Aubrey Boles Aubrey Boles'57 Plymouth40575running0
272363   R.L. Combs R.L. Combs'57 Ford40475running0
28 92   Jimmy Thompson Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet31875running0
292247   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet30575rear end0
303088   Fireball Roberts Lynton Tyson'59 Chevrolet30375rear end0
312586   Ervin Carpenter Neil Castles'56 Ford29975crash0
323127   E.J. Trivette E.J. Trivette'58 Plymouth29375radiator0
33106   Cotton Owens Thunder Chicken   (W.H. Watson)'59 T-Bird27975rear end0
343434   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet26375transmission0
353546   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Chevrolet25975axle0
364162   Buck Brigance Buck Brigance'57 Chevrolet22975rear end0
371325   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet22475engine0
381898   Marvin Panch Tom Vernon'59 Ford22475fuel pump0
392093   Banjo Matthews Power Products   (Banjo Matthews)'59 T-Bird21675rear end0
401110   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick18075clutch0
413340   Joe Halton Joe Halton'57 Chevrolet15725engine0
424355   Ben Benz Bernard Friedland'57 Chevrolet15125clutch0
434433   Bill Scott Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet15125clutch0
444717   Fred Harb Fred Harb'57 Ford7625engine0
454658   Johnny Beauchamp '57 Chevrolet5025steering0
464549   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'57 Chevrolet3725engine0
473878   Jimmie Lewallen '57 Ford225crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Glen Wood18585
  Lee Petty8616479
  Rex White1651717
  Lee Petty1721798
  Jim Reed18026687
  Larry Frank26730539
  Rex White306500195