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1951 Motor City 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 20 of 41
Sunday, August 12, 1951 at Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit, MI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:20:28
Average Speed: 57.588 mph
Pole Speed: 69.131 mph
Cautions: 5
Margin of Victory: 37 sec
Attendance: 16,352
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1951 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1951 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 540   Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson'51 Chrysler2505,000running58
21382   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'50 Oldsmobile2502,000running7
31598   Johnny Mantz Johnny Mantz'51 Nash2441,000running0
42583   Red Byron Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'50 Ford241600running0
53843   Paul Newkirk Paul Newkirk'51 Nash241500running0
64734   Jack Goodwin Bill Caltrider'51 Plymouth239400running0
72259   Lloyd Moore Julian Buesink'51 Oldsmobile239300running0
82050   Ewell Weddle Al Wheatley'50 Ford236200running0
93041   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'51 Oldsmobile233100overheating92
10451-X   Erick Erickson Packer   (Erick Erickson)'51 Pontiac233100running0
1156135   Bill Majot Jim White'50 Chevrolet23350running0
125210   Jim Fiebelkorn Jim Fiebelkorn'51 Mercury23350running0
134442   Lee Petty Hodges Dodges   (Petty Enterprises)'51 Plymouth23350running0
141433   Lou Figaro Jack Gaynor'51 Hudson23150running0
1532142   Bob Myers St. Mary's'51 Packard23050 0
165560   Jim Paschal Julian Buesink'50 Ford22825 0
17 291   Tim Flock Black Phantom   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile228125 0
185467   Bob Jeffries  '51 Lincoln22525 0
1943120   John McGinley Walt Chapman'51 Hudson22425 0
20 87   Bob Flock Gray Ghost   (Ted Chester)'51 Oldsmobile22325 0
2135151   Les Snow Les Snow'50 Oldsmobile22225 0
223338   Iggy Katona Iggy Katona'51 Ford22225 0
233988   Dell Pearson Del Pearson'51 Oldsmobile21625 0
244185   Bob Prince  '50 Hudson19925 0
25342   Bobby Myers  '51 Hudson19925 0
263722   Oda Greene Harold Lucas'51 Hudson17325 0
274848   John Barker Leo Sigman'51 Studebaker17325 0
2846102   Ray Duhigg  '51 Oldsmobile16725crash0
295365   Jack White  '50 Oldsmobile15825crash0
302736   Danny Letner Bert Letner'51 Hudson15325overheating0
3151140   Walt Flanders Floyd Rice Ford14510 0
321012   Billy Carden Sam Knox'50 Oldsmobile14210 0
33 16   Marshall Teague FABULOUS   (Marshall Teague)'51 Hudson13610overheating1
341718   George Seeger George's Motors   (George Seeger)'51 Studebaker13310 0
35 414   Fonty Flock Red Devil   (Frank Christian)'51 Oldsmobile13010crash85
361275   Bob Greer Connell Cadillac   (Bob Greer)'50 Oldsmobile126 crash0
374944   Jack Smith Dantone Racing Stable   (B.J. Dantone)'51 Plymouth123 crash0
3842198   Billy Myers Hubert Westmoreland'51 Plymouth123 crash0
3911777   Tony Suligoy  '51 Packard115 crash0
4058750   Al Miller  '51 Henry J115  0
41291   Walt Sprague Julian Buesink'50 Oldsmobile113  0
42 351   Gober Sosebee West Peach Motors   (Sam Knox)'50 Cadillac104 tie rod7
4318133   Bobby Booth Stanley Moore'50 Oldsmobile103  0
443132   Tommy Melvin  '50 Oldsmobile92 crash0
45168   Bud Riley Joe Beccue'51 Hudson89 crash0
462328   Ray Chase Oster-Barry   (Bill Sheldon)'51 Hudson89 overheating0
472441.5   Bill Blair Bill Blair'50 Oldsmobile88  0
4840175   Bill Holland Connell Cadillac   (Cal Connell)'51 Cadillac80 crash0
495730   Elmer Wilson Elmer Wilson'50 Buick80 crash0
502123   Frank Mundy Perry Smith'51 Studebaker80 crash0
51509   Freddie Farmer Tom's Grill   (Freddie Farmer)'51 Nash77  0
52 990   Jim Rathmann  '50 Packard76  0
5326118   Ed Benedict Ken Swihart'51 Hudson75 overheating0
542811   Hershel McGriff Superior   (Hershel McGriff)'51 Oldsmobile73 crash0
555921   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'51 Hudson31 overheating0
563670   Johnny Wohlfiel  '51 Nash27  0
57 692   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'51 Hudson26 overheating0
58 731   Jesse James Taylor Jesse James Taylor'51 Hudson14 overheating0
5919188   Pat Flaherty  '51 Oldsmobile13  0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Leo KoseckiHudson

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Marshall Teague111
  Fonty Flock22423
  Tommy Thompson25262
  Fonty Flock27271
  Tommy Thompson28281
  Fonty Flock29291
  Tommy Thompson306334
  Fonty Flock649532
  Gober Sosebee961027
  Fonty Flock10313028
  Curtis Turner13121282
  Tommy Thompson2132153
  Curtis Turner21622510
  Joe Eubanks2262327
  Tommy Thompson23325018