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1956-16


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NASCAR Grand National race number 16 of 56
Saturday, May 12, 1956 at Hickory Speedway, Hickory, NC
200 laps on a .400 mile dirt track (80.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:45
Average Speed: 59.442 mph
Pole Speed: 67.447 mph
Cautions: 6
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 4,500
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 1300C   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler2001,100running200
21014   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury200700running0
313500B   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge200475running0
412502   Herb Thomas Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge200365running0
5 22   Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet200310running0
6 67A   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'56 Chevrolet198250running0
7 5286   Cotton Owens Jim Stephens'56 Pontiac196200running0
82148   Al Watkins Don Holcomb'56 Ford182150running0
92034A   Charlie Jackson  '54 Oldsmobile180100running0
101119   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'56 Ford180100running0
1123760   Brownie King Brownie King'56 Chevrolet17475running0
12 782   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford17260rr axle0
131996   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'55 Chevrolet17150running0
142237   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Pontiac16850crash0
15 442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge16450transmission0
16 9271   Billy Carden  '56 Mercury15450spindle0
17181   Jimmie Lewallen  '55 Chevrolet10250crash0
182475   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury9550electrical0
191734   Dick Beaty Ike Kiser'56 Ford8150rear end0
20 8150   Fred Lorenzen Fred Lorenzen'56 Chevrolet7350crash0
2115204   Darvin Randahl Darvin Randahl'56 Ford47 bearing0
2216B-29   Dink Widenhouse Dink Widenhouse'56 Ford24 crash0
231424   Bobby Waddell Jimmy Pardue'55 Chevrolet24 crash0
24 355   Junior Johnson Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'56 Pontiac9 piston0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Speedy Thompson1200200