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1959 Firecracker 250 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 26 of 44
Saturday, July 4, 1959 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:42
Average Speed: 140.581 mph
Pole Speed: 144.997 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 57 sec
Attendance: 12,900
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Fireball Roberts3Pontiac62.070   144.997    
2   Bob Burdick73T-Bird63.870   140.911    
3   Eduardo Dibos37T-Bird64.890   138.696    
4   Richard Petty43Plymouth68.730   130.947    
5   Jack Smith47Chevrolet65.190   138.057    
6   Gene White44Chevrolet68.763   130.884    
7   Jim Reed7Chevrolet69.120   130.208    
8   Elmo Langley10Buick70.200   128.205    
9   Jim Paschal60Ford74.420   124.275    
10   Wilbur Rakestraw99Mercury71.850   125.260    
11   Johnny Allen22Chevrolet63.900   140.845    
12   Joe Weatherly12T-Bird64.440   139.664    
13   Tom Pistone59T-Bird64.230   140.121    
14   Tommy Irwin36T-Bird65.790   136.798    
15   Charlie Cregar16Pontiac64.410   139.729    
16   George Alsobrook92Ford71.940   125.104    
17   Curtis Turner41T-Bird65.370   137.677    
18   Bennie Rakestraw20Mercury72.450   124.223    
19   Lee Petty42Plymouth65.640   137.111    
20   Joe Lee Johnson77Chevrolet73.350   122.699    
21   Cotton Owens6Ford65.730   136.923    
22   Larry Frank76Chevrolet74.551   120.722    
23   Rex White4Chevrolet66.240   135.869    
24   Ken Rush14Ford74.520   120.772    
25   Buck Baker87Chevrolet66.540   135.256    
26   George Green32Chevrolet79.050   113.851    
27   Bob Welborn49Chevrolet67.080   134.168    
28   Joe Eubanks82Pontiac   .000    
29   Tommy Thompson13Chevrolet67.200   133.928    
30   G.C. Spencer34Chevrolet   .000    
31   Dick Joslin71Dodge72.150   124.740    
32   Roy Tyner89Chevrolet   .000    
33   Larry Flynn86Ford73.830   121.901    
34   Shorty Rollins83Ford72.720   123.762    
35   Dick Foley66Chevrolet   .000    
36   Jim Austin97Ford75.720   118.858    
37   Herman Beam19Chevrolet   .000    
38   Speedy Thompson88Chevrolet70.590   127.496    

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:   none