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1953-05


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NASCAR Grand National race number 5 of 37
Sunday, April 5, 1953 at Charlotte Speedway, Charlotte, NC
150 laps on a .750 mile dirt track (112.5 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average Speed: n/a
Pole Speed: 71.108 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.25 lap
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 16

Glossary    1953 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1953 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
11 42   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'53 Dodge 25 0
18 43   Jimmie Lewallen Dave Quate'53 Dodge 25 0
10 3   Coleman Lawrence Coleman Lawrence'51 Ford 50running0
28 72   Donald Thomas Doug Meeks'50 Ford 25mount0
4 191   Tim Flock Ted Chester'53 Hudson150350running87
5 513   Pop McGinnis Irving Frye'52 Hudson149200lf wheel13
9 55   Bub King Bub King'52 Hudson 75running0
12 392   Herb Thomas FABULOUS   (Herb Thomas)'53 Hudson 25clutch4
13 2120   Dick Rathman Walt Chapman'53 Hudson 25wheel25
15 31   Steve McGrath George Miller'52 Hudson 25spindle0
17 8   Gene Comstock Gene Comstock'51 Hudson 25crash0
20 82   Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co.   (Phil Oates)'52 Hudson 25 0
6 100   Otis Martin Otis Martin'51 Mercury 150running0
3 1   Herschel Buchanan Herschel Buchanan'52 Nash150450running0
26 167   Elton Hildreth Hildreth Motors   (Elton Hildreth)'51 Nash 25rr hub0
1 978   Dick Passwater Frank Arford'53 Oldsmobile1501,000running3
2 51   Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage   (Gober Sosebee)'53 Oldsmobile150700running0
8 18   Mike Klapak Bill Adams'53 Oldsmobile 100running0
14 487   Buck Baker Griffin Motors   (Bob Griffin)'53 Oldsmobile 25wheel18
16 2   Bill Blair Bill Blair'53 Oldsmobile 25 0
23 12   Buddy Shuman Buddy Shuman'49 Oldsmobile 25 0
24 641   Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co.   (John Eanes)'53 Oldsmobile 25engine0
25 14   Fonty Flock Frank Christian'53 Oldsmobile 25oil pressure0
27 4   Slick Smith Frank Christian'52 Oldsmobile 25engine0
7 19   Fred Dove Fred Dove'52 Plymouth 125running0
19 0   Ewell Weddle Weddle Racing   (Ewell Weddle)'52 Plymouth 25 0
21 12   Jim Paschal George Hutchens'52 Plymouth 25 0
22 11   June Cleveland June Cleveland'52 Studebaker 25 0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tim Flock16060
  Buck Baker617818
  Tim Flock79824
  Dick Rathman83853
  Tim Flock86905
  Dick Rathman91977
  Tim Flock981025
  Dick Rathman1031119
  Tim Flock1121121
  Dick Rathman1131131
  Tim Flock1141207
  Dick Rathman1211211
  Tim Flock1221265
  Dick Rathman1271304
  Herb Thomas1311344
  Pop McGinnis13514713
  Dick Passwater1481503