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1959 Virginia 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 13 of 44
Sunday, May 3, 1959 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA
500 laps on a .500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 4:12:03
Average Speed: 59.512 mph
Pole Speed: 66.03 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: 5 laps +
Attendance: 14,000
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
24 874   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'57 Chevrolet45390running0
392387   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet31 transmission0
20 719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet462100running0
22076   Johnny Beauchamp Carolina Plating   (Beau Morgan)'57 Chevrolet4951,625running0
383855   Ben Benz Bernard Friedland'57 Chevrolet40 brakes0
313779   Jerry Draper Jerry Draper'57 Chevrolet27850engine0
142929   Dick Freeman Dick Freeman'59 Chevrolet469125vapor lock0
351333   George Green Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet14350engine0
213317   Fred Harb Fred Harb'57 Mercury461100running0
272181   Harvey Hege Harvey Hege'57 Ford33975crash0
321536   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird27550engine0
29 172   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'57 Chevrolet29775rear end72
30 277   Joe Lee Johnson Honest Charley   (Joe Lee Johnson)'57 Chevrolet297125head gasket0
33211   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'57 Ford4951,205running78
333088   Reds Kagle Reds Kagle'57 Chevrolet22250engine0
342796   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'57 Chevrolet20850engine0
18 632   Brownie King Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet466100running0
23 564   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford45390running0
13165   Tiny Lund Tiny Lund'57 Chevrolet478135running0
22353   Bunk Moore  '58 Ford460100running0
402946   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'57 Chevrolet23 rr axle0
10 36   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'58 Pontiac484300running0
264078   Jim Paschal Sam Rice'58 Ford37180engine0
12442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile5003,630running337
72543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile490375running0
41059   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird491775running0
37367   Jim Reed Jim Reed'59 Chevrolet47 vapor lock0
252848   Fireball Roberts E.C. Wilson'59 Chevrolet38585rear end0
91799   Shorty Rollins Shorty's   (Shorty Rollins)'58 Ford486300running0
16 444   Ken Rush Chester Barron'57 Chevrolet468110running0
362697   Barney Shore Barney Shore'57 Chevrolet76 oil pressure0
171234   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet467110running0
19141   Speedy Thompson Steve Pierce'57 Chevrolet464100bearing0
5189   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet491600running0
83141   Joe Weatherly Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird489375running0
63449   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'57 Chevrolet490500running0
121140   Dave White Dave White'58 Chevrolet479150running0
15 94   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet468125running0
2822114   Fritz Wilson Fritz Wilson'59 T-Bird33375fuel pump0
111921   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford482230running13

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Johns17272
  Glen Wood738513
  Lee Petty86230145
  Junior Johnson23130878
  Lee Petty309500192