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1958 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 41 of 51
Monday, September 1, 1958 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 4:52:44
Average Speed: 102.585 mph
Pole Speed: 116.952 mph
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: 5 laps +
Attendance: 80,000
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1958 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1958 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 222   Fireball Roberts Aiken-Mitchell Motor Co.   (Frank Strickland)'57 Chevrolet36413,220running196
2 787   Buck Baker Buck Baker'57 Chevrolet3595,750running0
3 899   Shorty Rollins Shorty Rollins'58 Ford3593,815running0
41746   Jimmy Thompson Phil Oates Motor Co.   (Speedy Thompson)'57 Chevrolet3581,995running0
52098   Marvin Panch John Whitford'58 Ford3571,525running0
62549   Bob Welborn Julian Petty'57 Chevrolet3551,150running0
71340   Rex White Rex White'58 Chevrolet3481,045running0
83430   Doug Cox Doug Cox'57 Ford348925running0
92395   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'57 Ford346775running0
102136   Tootle Estes Tootle Estes'57 Ford346675running0
112811   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford345500running0
123366   Roy Tyner Tyner Oil / Purelube   (Spook Crawford)'58 Plymouth344400running0
132992   Wilbur Rakestraw Joe Jones'57 Ford344300running0
14191   Speedy Thompson Jim Rathmann Special   (Steve Pierce)'58 Chevrolet344310running6
153044   Lloyd Dane Lloyd Dane'57 Ford343250running0
161286   G.C. Spencer Buck Baker'57 Chevrolet343315running0
173548   Possum Jones Julian Petty'57 Chevrolet342225running0
182297   Parnelli Jones Vel Miletich'57 Ford340200running0
19 542   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile335345running0
203625   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet326200running0
213115   Jim Paschal Jim Paschal'57 Chevrolet321150engine0
221019   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet311190running0
231577   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet304150engine0
241888   Tiny Lund Jim Linke'58 Ford285230running0
254194   Clarence DeZalia Clarence DeZalia'56 Ford277150running0
264833   Al White Al White'58 Ford264100running0
274385   Carl Tyler Carl Tyler'57 Ford248100running0
28272   Bobby Lee Horne Motors   (Bobby Lee)'58 Ford230100running0
29 312   Joe Weatherly Atlanta International Raceway   (Holman-Moody)'58 Ford226265engine1
304574   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Ford214100running0
311447   Jack Smith Jack Smith'58 Pontiac210100crash0
321643   Jim Reed Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile207315engine0
33 426   Curtis Turner Atlanta International Raceway   (Holman-Moody)'58 Ford1951,350engine122
34248   Eddie Gray Vel's   (Vel Miletich)'57 Ford160100crash0
35 66   Joe Eubanks Jim Stephens'57 Pontiac146380clutch26
36 145   Eddie Pagan Smitty Radiator   (Eddie Pagan)'58 Ford136240crash13
37479   Jesse James Taylor Jesse James Taylor'56 Ford95100crash0
383889   Marvin Porter Vel Miletich'57 Ford92100crash0
391124   Larry Frank  '57 Chevrolet71275crash0
403214   George Dunn Britt-Howard Inc.   (Manley Britt)'57 Mercury61100engine0
412710   Reds Kagle Reds Kagle'57 Ford49100piston0
422690   Emanuel Zervakis Junie Donlavey'57 Chevrolet47100overheating0
43465   Cotton Owens Cotton Owens'57 Dodge15100piston0
444231   Bob Bolheimer Monroe Shook'58 Chevrolet15100overheating0
454481   Harvey Hege Harvey Hege'57 Ford8100throttle0
463960   Don Kimberling Sausman'58 Chevrolet7100crash0
47 955   Jimmy Massey Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'57 Pontiac5100transmission0
484084   Bob Perry Bob Perry'57 Ford1100engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Ken Rush4Ken RushDodge

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Weatherly111
  Eddie Pagan21211
  Joe Eubanks133826
  Curtis Turner398547
  Eddie Pagan86872
  Speedy Thompson88936
  Curtis Turner9416875
  Fireball Roberts169364196