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1957 Sweepstakes 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 49 of 53
Sunday, October 6, 1957 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:58:00
Average Speed: 63.025 mph
Pole Speed: 65.837 mph
Cautions: 4 for 14 laps
Margin of Victory: 14 sec
Attendance: 5,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1957 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1957 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 249   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'57 Chevrolet5003,100running435
21611   Jimmy Massey Wood Brothers'56 Ford5001,975running7
31542   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile4981,425running42
42744   Rex White Max Welborn'57 Chevrolet4971,150running16
5 412   Joe Weatherly Holman-Moody'57 Ford493850running0
63397   Bill Amick Bill Amick'57 Ford491750running0
71747   Jack Smith Jack Smith'57 Chevrolet491650running0
81048   Possum Jones Inalley Chevrolet   (Bob Welborn)'57 Chevrolet490500running0
91238   Gwyn Staley Julian Petty'57 Chevrolet489425running0
10378   Tiny Lund Bishop Brothers'57 Chevrolet486450running0
113510   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Ford485525running0
12137   Fireball Roberts Buck Baker'57 Chevrolet482350running0
13 621   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'57 Ford481300running0
14 876   Larry Frank Lonnie Fish'56 Chevrolet480250running0
152532   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet477225running0
16 922   Marvin Panch Fireball Roberts'57 Ford473210running0
173841   T.A. Toomes T.A. Toomes'56 Dodge473200running0
182326   Jim Paschal Sam Rice'57 Ford470190running0
19 145   Eddie Pagan Eddie Pagan'57 Ford461180running0
202174   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'56 Chevrolet455170running0
213628   Eddie Skinner Eddie Skinner'57 Ford453210running0
222090   Emanuel Zervakis Junie Donlavey'57 Chevrolet447250axle0
23 787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'57 Chevrolet429125running0
24 562   Frankie Schneider Frankie Schneider'57 Chevrolet426100running0
25284   Art Binkley Art Binkley'56 Plymouth424140running0
262693   Ted Chamberlain Ted Chamberlain'56 Chevrolet421100running0
274051   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'56 Ford417100running0
281146   Speedy Thompson Speedy Thompson'57 Chevrolet41650crash0
291475   Ken Rush Frank Hayworth'56 Mercury40550running0
30305   Bill Champion Bill Champion'56 Ford399100running0
311819   Dick Walters Dick Walters'56 Plymouth39850running0
32223   Paul Goldsmith Smokey Yunick'57 Ford334125crash0
332984   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'57 Ford334125rear end0
343478   George Green Lonnie Fish'56 Chevrolet292100running0
351964   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'57 Plymouth24250rear end0
363268   Neil Castles Neil Castles'56 Ford225100coil0
373917   Billy Myers Fred Harb'57 Mercury160100rear end0
38316   Cotton Owens Ray Nichels'57 Pontiac144100engine0
39 340   Johnny Mackison Camp Hill Special   (Johnny Mackison)'57 Ford13350rear end0
40241A   Bill Massey Whitey Norman'56 Ford86100transmission0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bob Welborn1183183
  Lee Petty18419815
  Jimmy Massey1992057
  Rex White20622116
  Lee Petty22224827
  Bob Welborn249500252