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1959 Wilkes 160


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NASCAR Grand National race number 43 of 44
Sunday, October 18, 1959 at North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro, NC
160 laps on a .625 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:20:11
Average Speed: 74.829 mph
Pole Speed: 86.806 mph
Cautions: 3
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 5,500
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth160900running160
2 64   Rex White Rex White'59 Chevrolet160525running0
3 543   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth160375running0
4 859   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird159275running0
51811   Junior Johnson Paul Spaulding'59 Dodge159250running0
6 376   Larry Frank Carolina Plating   (Larry Frank)'57 Chevrolet159215running0
7 116   Glen Wood Wood Brothers'58 Ford158175running0
81187   Buck Baker Lynton Tyson'59 Chevrolet154150running0
91564   Shep Langdon Shep Langdon'58 Ford154140running0
101631   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet154130running0
11 747   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet154125running0
122094   Bill Taylor  '57 Ford153110running0
131956   Bill Morton Bill Morton'58 Ford152100running0
142119   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet14785running0
151315   Speedy Thompson Beau Morgan'57 Ford14770running0
162534   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'59 Chevrolet14760running0
171726   Dick Blackwell  '57 Ford14450running0
182327   E.J. Trivette E.J. Trivette'57 Plymouth13650running0
192696   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'57 Chevrolet13650running0
202232   Layman Utsman Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet11150rear end0
212433   Bill Scott  '57 Chevrolet9750bearing0
22 99   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'57 Chevrolet8050engine0
23 436   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird77 oil pressure0
241246   Barney Shore Barney Shore'57 Chevrolet62 oil pressure0
251038   Ned Jarrett Ned Jarrett'57 Ford55 clutch0
261478   Jimmie Lewallen  '57 Ford9 piston0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lee Petty1160160