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1959 Gwyn Staley 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 10 of 44
Sunday, April 5, 1959 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a .625 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:23:21
Average Speed: 71.985 mph
Pole Speed: 85.746 mph
Cautions: 4 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 10,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
17 11   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet8850bearing88
20 221   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford3550engine0
9 399   Shorty Rollins Shorty's   (Shorty Rollins)'58 Ford143140running0
1 443   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile160800running53
22 511   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford1950bearing0
11 659   Curtis Turner Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird141125bent rod19
3 76   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac159350running0
2 847   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet160525running0
4 95   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet159250running0
51017   Fred Harb Fred Harb'57 Mercury154225running0
23112   Jimmy Thompson Bruce Thompson'57 Chevrolet1150engine0
121245   Bobby Waddell Bobby Waddell'57 Pontiac136110overheating0
161340   Paul Walton Paul Walton'57 Chevrolet11260piston0
141427   Jimmy Pardue Jimmy Pardue'58 Plymouth12485rr axle0
101581   Harvey Hege Harvey Hege'57 Ford142130running0
211688   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet2350rear end0
61719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet147200running0
81833   George Green Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet145150running0
13193   Don Angel Don Angel'58 Ford131100rf lugs0
72074   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet147165running0
19218   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Chevrolet6050fuel line0
182264   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford8750engine0
152344   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet12270running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Speedy Thompson18888
  Curtis Turner8910719
  Lee Petty10816053