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1959 Rebel 300


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NASCAR Convertible Series race number 8 of 15
Saturday, May 9, 1959 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
219 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (301.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:36:00
Average Speed: 115.817 mph
Pole Speed: 120.82 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: .75 lap
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Convertible Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
333410   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick22100engine0
22912   Joe Weatherly Doc White'59 T-Bird2193,950running17
241114   Fritz Wilson Fritz Wilson'59 T-Bird166100running0
232519   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet176100running0
15152   Richard Petty Petty Engineering'57 Oldsmobile204200timing chain0
11022   Fireball Roberts Frank Strickland'59 Chevrolet2196,550running120
212825   Gene White Gene White'57 Chevrolet184100crash0
311930   Bobby Lee  '58 Ford45100push rod0
192732   Brownie King Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet197150running0
182434   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet198150battery0
253236   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird158100shocks0
291839   Buck Brigance  '57 Chevrolet110100distributor0
14234   Ken Rush J.H. Petty'57 Chevrolet205225running0
51440   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet2161,150running0
28 141   Curtis Turner Doc White'59 T-Bird142150crash76
162242   Lee Petty Petty Engineering'59 Plymouth202175running0
123143   Johnny Beauchamp Petty Engineering'57 Oldsmobile207300running0
92044   Johnny Allen  '59 Chevrolet210500running0
30 747   Jack Smith Bud Moore'59 Chevrolet57100push rod0
13 649   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'59 Chevrolet207350running0
341359   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird1100clutch0
27 964   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford144100engine0
6177   Jim Reed Jim Reed'59 Chevrolet214850running0
17 572   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet200175running0
4 273   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'59 T-Bird2171,375running0
202674   George Green White Chevrolet Co. Inc.   (Jess Potter)'57 Chevrolet188125running0
3 476   Larry Frank Larry Frank'57 Chevrolet2172,350running0
7 877   Joe Lee Johnson Joe Lee Johnson'57 Chevrolet211725running0
11168   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet208350running0
102182   Joe Eubanks Don Every'58 Ford210400running0
26 387   Buck Baker THOR Chevrolet Inc.   (Buck Baker)'59 Chevrolet145100rear end6
22309   Neil Castles Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet183100running0
323392   Wilbur Rakestraw B.J. Jones'57 Ford22100push rod0
81299   Shorty Rollins Shorty Rollins'58 Ford211625running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker111
  Curtis Turner27776
  Buck Baker78825
  Fireball Roberts8314260
  Joe Weatherly14315917
  Fireball Roberts16021960