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1959 Old Dominion 500

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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 12 of 15
Sunday, June 7, 1959 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a 0.500 mile paved track (250.000 miles)

Time of race: 4:03:31
Average speed: 61.597 mph
Pole speed: 68.545 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 6 laps +
Attendance: 9000
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1959 standings

1 759   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird5002600running
2 876   Larry Frank Larry Frank'57 Chevrolet4941200running
3 677   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'57 Chevrolet494850running
4299   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet493625running
5 472   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet492625running
62542   Lee Petty Petty Engineering'59 Plymouth492570running
7 243   Richard Petty Petty Engineering'57 Oldsmobile490375running
8 321   Jimmy Massey Wood Brothers'58 Ford487325running
93511   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford482300running
103182   Joe Eubanks Don Every'58 Ford481300running
111125   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet476200wheel bearing
12 116   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford475330running
131097   Barney Shore Barney Shore'57 Chevrolet474135running
142889   Shorty Rollins Buck Baker'58 Chevrolet471125running
153432   Brownie King Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet466125running
161399   Fritz Wilson Shorty Rollins'58 Ford466110running
173364   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford463110running
18162   Billy Carden Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet456100running
191587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet449100clutch
201240   Joe Halton Joe Halton'57 Chevrolet442100running
21 973   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'59 T-Bird434100rear end
222728   Paul Walton Paul Walton'57 Mercury100running
231974   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet39490running
242351   Max Berrier Max Berrier'57 Plymouth38190running
25264   Ermon Rush Julian Petty'57 Chevrolet38085overheating
262462   Buck Brigance Buck Brigance'57 Chevrolet34980running
27325   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet24875overheating
281414   Ken Rush Manley Britt'58 Ford24675engine
29308   Johnny Allen Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet23275engine
302849   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'57 Chevrolet182105engine
312055   Ben Benz Harry Friedkin'57 Chevrolet14350crash
321841   Joe Weatherly Doc White'59 T-Bird13750brakes
33 544   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet7270axle
341738   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Chevrolet4550brakes
35223   Bunk Moore '58 Ford3050engine
363686   Neil Castles Neil Castles'56 Ford13 steering

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Jim Reed7Jim ReedChevrolet
Elmo Langley10Ratus WaltersBuick
Fireball Roberts22Frank StricklandChevrolet
George Green33Jess PotterChevrolet
G.C. Spencer34G.C. SpencerChevrolet
L.D. Austin74L.D. AustinChevrolet
Jerry Draper79Jerry DraperChevrolet
Harvey Hege81Harvey HegeFord
Bobby Keck96Bobby KeckChevrolet
WDFred Harb17Fred HarbFord
WDTommy Irwin36Tommy IrwinT-Bird