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1956-51


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NASCAR Grand National race number 51 of 56
Sunday, October 7, 1956 at Newport Speedway, Newport, TN
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:37:36
Average Speed: 61.475 mph
Pole Speed: 65.597 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 6,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
711264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'56 Plymouth196200running0
3 897   Bill Amick DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford199450running0
2 2300B   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler200625running149
131027   Billy Carden  '56 Mercury183100running0
112183   Johnny Dodson Johnny Dodson'56 Chevrolet188100running0
6 182   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford196250running0
1720111   John Fite Joe George'55 Plymouth146100overheating0
20 586   Tim Flock John Foster'56 Ford11850brakes0
1418418   George Green George Green'56 Chevrolet178100running0
122260   Brownie King Brownie King'56 Chevrolet185100running0
101616   Tiny Lund Gus Holzmueller'56 Chevrolet189100running0
15 712   Ralph Moody DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford162100vapor lock0
8134   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury193150running0
21 698   Marvin Panch Tom Harbison'56 Ford9925oil pressure0
191275   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury14150oil pressure0
9 942   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge192100running0
161759   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'56 Plymouth158100engine0
221941   Billy Rafter Billy Rafter'56 Dodge6425rr axle0
11422   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford200850running51
5 392   Herb Thomas Herb Thomas'56 Chevrolet196310running0
18 4300   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Chrysler141100oil line0
41531   Joe Weatherly John Whitford'56 Ford197350running0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker1149149
  Fireball Roberts15020051