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1959 Daytona 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 13
Saturday, April 4, 1959 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
40 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:35:14
Average Speed: 170.261 mph
Pole Speed: 173.21 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 216   Jim Rathmann Simoniz   (Lindsey Hopkins)Watson / Offy406,400running35200
2 35   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy403,070running5160
3 665   Bob Christie Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy391,980running0140
4 92   George Amick Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Epperly / Offy391,770crash0120
5 141   Dick Rathman Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy391,563running0100
6 521   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Kuzma / Offy38793running080
7153   Johnny Thomson Racing AssociatesLesovsky / Offy38660running060
81410   A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy37613running050
91784   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offy37528running040
101822   Jim Packard Lee GlessnerSilnes / Offy37480running030
11 79   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy37395running020
121225   Bill Cheesbourg Wright-KnightKurtis / Offy36385spun out010
131682   Al Keller Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy35337running0 
141995   Bill Randall Safety Auto Glass   (James Shreve)Kurtis / Offy34300running0 
152053   Jimmy Davies Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy33225running0 
16134   Jud Larson Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Lesovsky / Offy32187running0 
17 424   Dempsey Wilson Hoyt Machine   (Fred Sommer)Kurtis / Offy28150spun out0 
181075   Tony Bettenhausen Racing AssociatesKuzma / Offy6350oil leak0 
19 844   Eddie Sachs Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy6112ignition0 
20118   Len Sutton Wolcott Memorial Racing TeamLesovsky / Offy6112piston0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jerry Unser52Leader Card Duo
Bob Veith55Sclavi & Amos
Chuck Arnold71Hall-Mar

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jim Rathmann166
  Rodger Ward7115
  Jim Rathmann124029