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1959-11


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NASCAR Grand National race number 11 of 44
Sunday, April 26, 1959 at Reading Fairgrounds, Reading, PA
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:53:11
Average Speed: 53.011 mph
Pole Speed: drew for pole
Cautions: 1 for 12 laps
Margin of Victory: 4 laps +
Attendance: 2,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 111   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford200800running12
2 1   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet196525running0
3 59   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird196350running0
4 36   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird192250running0
5 90   Buzz Woodward Buzz Woodward'57 Ford191225running0
6 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile189200axle188
7 79   Tiny Benson Tiny Benson'57 Chevrolet187165running0
8 70   Jim Parsley Jim Parsley'57 Chevrolet177150running0
9 50   Ben Benz Bernard Friedland'57 Chevrolet166150running0
10 99   Shorty Rollins Shorty's   (Shorty Rollins)'58 Ford161130engine0
11 52   John Seeley  '57 Chevrolet160125running0
12 88   Reds Kagle Hoss Kagle'57 Chevrolet158110fuel line0
13 33   Al White Al White'58 Ford148100running0
14 6   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac12885overheating0
15 53   Ken Johnson Ken Johnson'57 Ford12170head gasket0
16 200   Ray Fanning  '57 Chevrolet11760overheating0
17 100   John Findlay Jim Findley'57 Chevrolet11650hose0
18 31   Gus Wilson Gus Wilson'57 Chevrolet10050front end0
19 4   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet9750push rod0
20 72A   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet9650ignition0
21 73   Johnny Beauchamp Roy Burdick'57 Ford9250brakes0
22 10   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'57 Ford7650overheating0
23 3   Don Angel Don Angel'58 Ford36 fumes0
24 7   Jim Reed Jim Reed'57 Ford22 engine0
25 791   Dave Marburger  '57 Ford22 crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Petty1188188
  Junior Johnson18920012