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1959 Firecracker 250


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NASCAR Grand National race number 26 of 44
Saturday, July 4, 1959 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:46:42
Average Speed: 140.581 mph
Pole Speed: 144.997 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: 57 sec
Attendance: 12,900
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1959 NASCAR Grand National results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 13   Fireball Roberts Jim Stephens'59 Pontiac1007,050running84
21212   Joe Weatherly Dick Bennett Motors   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird1004,625running8
71359   Tom Pistone Rupert Safety Belt   (Carl Rupert)'59 T-Bird96720running7
4 547   Jack Smith Jack Smith'59 Chevrolet991,175running1
31122   Johnny Allen Smith Radiator   (W.J. Ridgeway)'59 Chevrolet991,925running0
5 337   Eduardo Dibos Peru   (Van Acker)'59 T-Bird98725running0
6 273   Bob Burdick Roy Burdick'59 T-Bird971,850running0
8216   Cotton Owens W.H. Watson'59 T-Bird95500running0
91436   Tommy Irwin Tommy Irwin'59 T-Bird951,100running0
10 77   Jim Reed Jim Reed'59 Chevrolet95400running0
111741   Speedy Thompson Delta Auto Sales   (Doc White)'59 T-Bird94375running0
12 644   Gene White  '59 Chevrolet92700running0
131820   Bennie Rakestraw Spook Crawford'57 Mercury92500running0
141692   George Alsobrook Joe Jones'57 Ford92450running0
152913   Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson'59 Chevrolet90300running0
163483   Shorty Rollins A.J. Blackwelder'58 Ford90300running0
172276   Larry Frank Carolina Plating   (Larry Frank)'57 Chevrolet89350disqualified0
183719   Herman Beam Herman Beam'57 Chevrolet89200running0
192077   Joe Lee Johnson Honest Charley   (Joe Lee Johnson)'57 Chevrolet88325running0
202414   Ken Rush Manley Britt'58 Ford88300running0
213171   Dick Joslin Dick Joslin'57 Dodge87150oil leak0
221099   Wilbur Rakestraw Talmadge Cochrane'57 Mercury87300running0
23234   Rex White Idewild Homes   (Rex White)'59 Chevrolet86135running0
243386   Larry Flynn Larry Flynn'57 Ford85125running0
253289   Roy Tyner Roy Tyner'58 Chevrolet84125running0
26 443   Richard Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth78200fuel pump0
272749   Bob Welborn Bob Welborn'59 Chevrolet77210running0
282632   George Green Jess Potter'58 Chevrolet73150fan0
291516   Charlie Cregar Happy Steigel'59 Pontiac70110engine0
30 960   John Paschall  '58 Ford67100running0
313566   Dick Foley Dick Foley'59 Chevrolet60100timing0
323697   Jim Austin Jim Austin'59 Ford33100water pump0
331942   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'59 Plymouth27200fuel pump0
343034   G.C. Spencer G.C. Spencer'57 Chevrolet16135engine0
352587   Buck Baker Buck Baker'59 Chevrolet12100bent rod0
36 810   Elmo Langley Ratus Walters'59 Buick11125engine0
372882   Joe Eubanks Don Every'58 Pontiac2125bearing0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Fireball Roberts122
  Joe Weatherly331
  Jack Smith441
  Fireball Roberts54137
  Tom Pistone42487
  Fireball Roberts497729
  Joe Weatherly78847
  Fireball Roberts8510016