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1959 Southern 500 qualifying results


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NASCAR Grand National race number 36 of 44
Monday, September 7, 1959 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 4:28:30
Average Speed: 111.836 mph
Pole Speed: 123.734 mph
Cautions: 2 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 laps +
Attendance: 78,000
Lead changes: 11

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Fireball Roberts3Pontiac16.002   123.724    
2   Elmo Langley10Buick16.047   123.387    
3   Speedy Thompson22Chevrolet16.061   123.126    
4   Rex White4Chevrolet16.119   122.836    
5   Bob Burdick73T-Bird16.135   122.714    
6   Richard Petty43Plymouth16.080   123.134    
7   Banjo Matthews93T-Bird16.226   122.026    
8   Joe Weatherly12T-Bird16.231   121.988    
9   Lee Petty42Plymouth16.309   121.405    
10   Jack Smith47Chevrolet16.354   121.071    
11   Joe Lee Johnson49Chevrolet16.196   122.252    
12   Joe Caspolich2Oldsmobile16.255   121.808    
13   Possum Jones92T-Bird16.366   120.982    
14   Jim Reed7Chevrolet16.485   120.109    
15   Buck Baker87Chevrolet16.486   120.029    
16   Tommy Irwin36T-Bird16.515   119.891    
17   Tom Pistone59T-Bird16.587   119.376    
18   Jimmy Thompson41T-Bird16.636   119.018    
19   Cotton Owens6T-Bird16.708   118.506   QR
20   Larry Frank76Chevrolet   .000   QR
21   Marvin Panch98Ford16.751   118.201   QR
22   Bobby Johns72Chevrolet   .000   QR
23   Jim Paschal88Chevrolet16.754   118.180   QR
24   Tiny Lund20Ford16.868   117.382   QR
25   Bill Champion27Ford16.885   117.263   QR
26   Joe Eubanks61Pontiac16.951   116.807   QR
27   Dick Blackwell26Ford17.129   115.593   QR
28   Shep Langdon64Ford17.144   115.492   QR
29   Charlie Cregar16Pontiac17.166   115.344   QR
30   Earl Balmer13Chevrolet17.185   115.216   QR
31   G.C. Spencer34Chevrolet17.311   114.378   QR
32   Bud Crothers56Chevrolet17.344   114.160   QR
33   Cale Yarborough30Ford17.376   113.950   QR
34   Herman Beam19Chevrolet17.416   113.688   QR
35   Roy Tyner9Chevrolet17.488   113.415   QR
36   Dick Joslin71Dodge17.536   112.910   QR
37   Carl Burris14Ford17.543   112.865   QR
38   Bob Duell5Ford17.588   112.576   QR
39   Johnny Dollar66Ford17.851   110.918   QR
40   Buddy Baker95Ford18.095   109.422   QR
41   Neil Castles91Ford18.183   108.892   QR
42   Bob Perry23Plymouth18.373   107.766   QR
43   Lennie Page83Ford18.599   106.457   QR
44   Larry Flynn86Ford   .000   QR
45   Elmo Henderson82Ford   .000   QR
46   George Green32Chevrolet   .000   QR
47   Al White35Ford   .000   QR
48   Marvin Porter15Ford   .000   QR
49   Joe Lee Johnson44Chevrolet   .000   QR
50   Johnny Patterson55Ford   .000   QR
51   Billy Cash89Chevrolet   .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:   Billy Cash (#89-WD)