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1957 Southern 500


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NASCAR Grand National race number 40 of 53
Monday, September 2, 1957 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
364 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 5:00:01
Average Speed: 100.094 mph
Pole Speed: 117.416 mph
Cautions: 6 for 23 laps
Margin of Victory: 3 laps +
Attendance: 75,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1957 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1957 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 746   Speedy Thompson Oates Motor Co.   (Speedy Thompson)'57 Chevrolet36413,590running210
2 16   Cotton Owens Ray Nichels'57 Pontiac3616,100running18
33298   Marvin Panch Marvin Panch'57 Ford3603,745running0
4127   Jim Reed Jim Reed'57 Ford3562,155running0
5 987   Buck Baker Buck Baker'57 Chevrolet3561,650running0
6452   Billy Carden Hubert Westmoreland'57 Chevrolet3541,225running0
72914   Billy Myers Billy Myers'57 Ford3531,125running0
11 331   Curtis Turner Smokey Yunick'57 Ford3461,060running51
82540   Johnny Mackison Camp Hill Special   (Johnny Mackison)'57 Ford352975running0
102847   Jack Smith Jack Smith'57 Chevrolet348785crash9
94848   Possum Jones Inalley Chevrolet   (Bob Welborn)'57 Chevrolet350775running0
24 842   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile281750crash31
122764   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'57 Plymouth345600running0
331022   Fireball Roberts Fireball Roberts'57 Ford101460crash41
14 480   Jimmie Lewallen Sam Rice'57 Pontiac340370running0
254271   George Parrish Joe Frazier'56 Studebaker263350running0
131734   Dick Beaty Dick Beaty'56 Ford341350running0
504741   T.A. Toomes C.M. Julian'56 Dodge3300brakes0
201155   Tiny Lund Brushy Mountain Motors   (A.L. Bumgarner)'57 Pontiac308300engine0
363617   Shorty York Jim Paschal'57 Mercury79300engine0
43 24   Bobby Myers Petty Enterprises'57 Oldsmobile27260crash1
153445   Eddie Pagan Eddie Pagan'57 Ford339250running0
162377   Bobby Johns Shorty Johns'56 Chevrolet335225running0
172620   Jimmy Thompson Jimmy Thompson'56 Ford328225running0
371689   Joe Caspolich Pappy Crane'57 Ford66200crash0
44 63   Paul Goldsmith Pee Dee Motors   (Smokey Yunick)'57 Ford27200crash3
193774   L.D. Austin L.D. Austin'56 Chevrolet312200running0
183854   Nace Mattingly Nace Mattingly'57 Ford326200running0
321897   Bill Amick Bill Amick'57 Ford102150crash0
213132   Brownie King Jess Potter'57 Chevrolet307150running0
223596   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'57 Chevrolet283150running0
234151   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'56 Ford282150running0
40149   Joe Weatherly Holman-Moody'57 Ford37130crash0
411384   Banjo Matthews Banjo Matthews'57 Ford31120engine0
454388   Chuck Hansen Chuck Hansen'57 Chevrolet23100piston0
462138   Gwyn Staley Julian Petty'57 Chevrolet22100coil0
47 562   Frankie Schneider Frankie Schneider'57 Chevrolet19100engine0
481592   Fonty Flock Keith Motors   (Herb Thomas)'57 Pontiac18100crash0
424430   Cale Yarborough Bob Weatherly'57 Pontiac31100rf hub0
494068   Neil Castles Neil Castles'56 Ford13100oil pressure0
273010   Whitey Norman Whitey Norman'56 Ford215100engine0
392490   Runt Harris Junie Donlavey'57 Chevrolet50100clutch0
355075   Jim Paschal Frank Hayworth'57 Ford84100piston0
342211   Parnelli Jones Oscar Maples'57 Ford99100crash0
263312   Marvin Porter Oscar Maples'57 Ford221100engine0
313935   Bill Champion John Whitford'56 Ford130100rear end0
304913   Peck Peckham William Meyer'56 Chevrolet155100engine0
291995   Bob Duell Julian Buesink'57 Ford156100radiator0
282044   Rex White Max Welborn'57 Chevrolet210100axle0
384626   Bill Blair Sam Rice'57 Ford63100crash0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Widenhouse5D.B. BaltasChevrolet
Dave Terrell9Dave TerrellChevrolet
Barney Smith16Barney SmithPontiac
Arden Mounts18Arden MountsPontiac
Eddie Skinner28Eddie SkinnerFord
Fred Knapp37Warren JohnsonFord
Bob Whitmire61Bob WhitmireFord
Larry Frank76Larry FrankChevrolet
Duke DeBrizzi81Joe CollinsOldsmobile
Jim Linke81Ernest WoodsOldsmobile
Joe Eubanks82James SatcherPontiac
Ted Chamberlain93Ted ChamberlainPlymouth

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cotton Owens166
  Curtis Turner7104
  Paul Goldsmith11133
  Bobby Myers14141
  Curtis Turner15162
  Cotton Owens172812
  Lee Petty294012
  Fireball Roberts416929
  Lee Petty708819
  Fireball Roberts8910012
  Jack Smith1011099
  Speedy Thompson11017061
  Curtis Turner17121545
  Speedy Thompson216364149