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1956 Richmond 200


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NASCAR Grand National race number 12 of 56
Sunday, April 29, 1956 at Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond, VA
200 laps on a .500 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:42
Average Speed: 56.232 mph
Pole Speed: 67.091 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 5,000
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
23246   Ralph Liguori Ralph Liguori'56 Dodge7 coil0
15 612   Ralph Moody Southeastern Dealers   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford16250crash0
181522   Fireball Roberts DePaolo Engineering   (Pete DePaolo)'56 Ford9550crash0
17 875   Jim Paschal C U Later Alligator   (Frank Hayworth)'56 Mercury14750engine0
202354   Nace Mattingly Nace Mattingly'55 Ford5350overheating0
222084   Dave Terrell Dave Terrell'56 Ford30 overheating0
111397   Allen Adkins  '56 Ford18275piston0
1 187   Buck Baker Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge2001,100running198
3 2300   Speedy Thompson Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge199475running0
4 514   Billy Myers Bill Stroppe'56 Mercury198365running0
5102   Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland'56 Chevrolet197310running0
6 782   Joe Eubanks Satcher Motors   (James Satcher)'56 Ford195250running0
7 442   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'56 Dodge193200running0
81259   Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt'56 Plymouth191150running0
911X   Rex White Max Welborn'56 Chevrolet188100running0
10145   Bill Champion Bill Champion'55 Oldsmobile187100running0
121719   Harvey Henderson Harvey Henderson'55 Chevrolet17260running0
131955   Tiny Lund A.L. Bumgarner'56 Pontiac16850running0
141898   Bobby Keck Bobby Keck'55 Chevrolet16650running0
1616271   Billy Carden  '56 Mercury16250rear end0
192298   Danny Letner Tom Harbison'56 Dodge6950rr axle0
2 392   Herb Thomas Carl Kiekhaefer'56 Dodge199700shift lever2
2121264   Johnny Allen Spook Crawford'55 Plymouth31 spindle0
24 949   Tim Flock Mauri Rose Engineering   (Mauri Rose)'56 Chevrolet2 withdrew0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buck Baker1164164
  Herb Thomas1651662
  Buck Baker16720034