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1959-01


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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 1 of 15
Friday, February 20, 1959 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
40 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:46:26
Average Speed: 129.218 mph
Pole Speed: 128.81 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 2 feet
Attendance: 17,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 899   Shorty Rollins Shorty Rollins'58 Ford40800running32
21398   Marvin Panch Tom Vernon'58 Ford40525running0
3 743   Richard Petty Petty Engineering'57 Oldsmobile40350running2
4 121   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford40250running5
5 225   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet40225running0
6 576   Larry Frank Larry Frank'57 Chevrolet39200out of gas0
71992   Wilbur Rakestraw B.J. Jones'57 Ford39165running0
81677   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'57 Chevrolet39150running0
9172   Jimmy Thompson Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet39140running0
10 986   Bob Harkey Buck Baker'58 Chevrolet39130running1
11 682   Joe Eubanks Don Every'58 Ford38125running0
12 314   Ken Rush Manley Britt'57 Mercury38110running0
13 439   Billy Carden David Brothers'57 Mercury38100running0
141532   Brownie King Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet3785running0
151255   Ben Benz Bernard Friedland'57 Chevrolet3770running0
162036   Pete Kelly Pete Kelly'57 Chevrolet3660running0
171033   George Green Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet3550running0
181150   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'57 Chevrolet3550running0
191479   Fred Hoff Larry Odo'57 Ford3350running0
202145   Paul Bass Paul Bass'58 Edsel2950running0
211875   Ken Marriott Frank Hayworth'58 Ford150engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Glen Wood111
  Shorty Rollins221
  Richard Petty331
  Bob Harkey441
  Shorty Rollins53026
  Richard Petty31311
  Glen Wood32321
  Shorty Rollins33364
  Glen Wood37393
  Shorty Rollins40401