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1953-05


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 37
Sunday, April 5, 1953 at Charlotte Speedway, Charlotte, NC
150 laps on a .750 mile dirt track (112.5 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average Speed: n/a
Pole Speed: 71.108 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.25 lap
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile1501,000running3
2 51   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'53 Oldsmobile150700running0
3 1   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash150450running0
4 191   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson150350running87
5 513   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson149200lf wheel13
6 100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'51 Mercury 150running0
7 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'52 Plymouth 125running0
8 18   Mike Klapak Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile 100running0
9 55   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson 75running0
10 3   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'51 Ford 50running0
11 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge 25 0
12 392   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson 25clutch4
13 2120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson 25wheel25
14 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile 25wheel18
15 31   Steve McGrath George Miller'52 Hudson 25spindle0
16 2   Bill Blair Thomasville Motors, NC   (Bill Blair)'53 Oldsmobile 25 0
17 8   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'51 Hudson 25crash0
18 43   Jimmie Lewallen Dave Quate'53 Dodge 25 0
19 0   Ewell Weddle Weddle Racing   (Ewell Weddle)'52 Plymouth 25 0
20 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson 25 0
21 12   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'52 Plymouth 25 0
22 11   June Cleveland June Cleveland'52 Studebaker 25 0
23 12   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'49 Oldsmobile 25 0
24 641   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile 25engine0
25 14   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile 25oil pressure0
26 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash 25rr hub0
27 4   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile 25engine0
28 72   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'50 Ford 25mount0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock16060
  Buck Baker617818
  Tim Flock79824
  Dick Rathman83853
  Tim Flock86905
  Dick Rathman91977
  Tim Flock981025
  Dick Rathman1031119
  Tim Flock1121121
  Dick Rathman1131131
  Tim Flock1141207
  Dick Rathman1211211
  Tim Flock1221265
  Dick Rathman1271304
  Herb Thomas1311344
  Pop McGinnis13514713
  Dick Passwater1481503