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1957 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 40 of 53
Monday, September 2, 1957 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 5:00:01
Average Speed: 100.094 mph
Pole Speed: 117.416 mph
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 75,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1957 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1957 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Cotton Owens6Pontiac16.863   117.416    
2   Bobby Myers4Oldsmobile16.922   117.007    
3   Curtis Turner31Ford16.937   116.903    
4   Jimmie Lewallen80Pontiac17.211   115.042    
5   Frankie Schneider62Chevrolet17.228   114.929    
6   Paul Goldsmith3Ford16.598   119.291    
7   Speedy Thompson46Chevrolet16.803   117.836    
8   Lee Petty42Oldsmobile16.845   117.542    
9   Buck Baker87Chevrolet16.919   117.028    
10   Fireball Roberts22Ford17.001   116.463    
11   Tiny Lund55Pontiac16.791   117.920    
12   Jim Reed7Ford16.895   117.194    
13   Banjo Matthews84Ford17.051   116.122    
14   Joe Weatherly9Ford17.068   116.006    
15   Herb Thomas92Pontiac17.087   115.877    
16   Joe Caspolich89Ford16.779   118.004    
17   Dick Beaty34Ford16.959   116.752    
18   Bill Amick97Ford17.194   115.156    
19   Bob Duell95Ford17.239   114.835    
20   Rex White44Chevrolet17.269   114.656    
21   Gwyn Staley38Chevrolet17.274   114.623    
22   Parnelli Jones11Ford17.293   114.497    
23   Bobby Jones77Chevrolet17.329   114.259    
24   Runt Harris90Chevrolet17.427   113.616    
25   Johnny Mackison40Ford17.488   113.220    
26   Jimmy Thompson20Ford17.505   113.110    
27   Johnny Allen64Plymouth17.528   112.962    
28   Jack Smith47Chevrolet17.571   112.685    
29   Billy Myers14Ford17.604   112.474    
30   Whitey Norman10Ford17.625   112.340    
31   Brownie King32Chevrolet17.686   111.592    
32   Marvin Panch98Ford17.764   111.461    
33   Marvin Porter12Ford17.918   110.503    
34   Eddie Pagan45Ford18.141   109.145    
35   Bobby Keck96Chevrolet18.341   107.954    
36   Shorty York17Mercury18.638   106.234    
37   L.D. Austin74Chevrolet18.677   106.012    
38   Nace Mattingly54Ford19.048   103.947    
39   Bill Champion35Ford19.077   103.789    
40   Neil Castles68Ford19.394   102.093    
41   Roy Tyner51Ford19.765   100.777    
42   George Parrish71Studebaker20.773   95.316    
43   Chuck Hansen88Chevrolet   .000    
44   Cale Yarborough30Pontiac   .000    
45   Billy Carden2Chevrolet   .000    
46   Bill Blair26Ford   .000    
47   T.A. Toomes41Dodge   .000    
48   Possum Jones48Chevrolet   .000    
49   Peck Peckham13Chevrolet   .000    
50   Jim Paschal75Ford   .000    
51   Eddie Skinner28Ford18.413   107.532    
52   Bob Whitmire61Ford   .000    
53   Barney Smith16Pontiac   .000    
54   Arden Mounts18Pontiac   .000    
55   Bill Widenhouse5Chevrolet   .000    
56   Larry Frank76Chevrolet   .000    
57   Dave Terrell9Chevrolet   .000    
58   Duke DeBrizzi81Oldsmobile   .000    
59   Fred Knapp37Ford   .000    
60   Ted Chamberlain93Pontiac   .000    
61   Jim Linke81Oldsmobile   .000    
62   Joe Eubanks82Pontiac   .000    

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Eddie Skinner (#28), Ted Chamberlain (#93), Joe Eubanks (#82), Fred Knapp (#37), Duke DeBrizzi (#81), Dave Terrell (#9), Larry Frank (#76), Bill Widenhouse (#5), Arden Mounts (#18), Bob Whitmire (#61), Barney Smith (#16), Jim Linke (#81)