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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"1953 ladfordization!"
Posted by Spen on October 9, 2013
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1. Herb Thomas 6001 (162.1 PPR)
2. Lee Petty 5712 (-289)
3. Dick Rathman 5214 (-787)
4. Buck Baker 4892 (-1109)
5. Fonty Flock 4503 (-1498)
6. Tim Flock 3575 (-2426)
7. Joe Eubanks 3039 (-2962)
8. Jim Paschal 2807 (-3194)
9. Jimmie Lewallen 2791 (-3210)
10. Elton Hildreth 2610 (-3391)
11. Slick Smith 2556 (-3445)
12. Bill Blair 2524 (-3477)
13. Gober Sosebee 2404 (-3599)
14. Curtis Turner 2328 (-3673)
15. Fred Dove 2180 (-3821)
16. (Dick Passwater 2038 (-3963)
17. Donald Thomas 1892
18. (Herschel Buchanan 1651)
19. Bub King 1614
20. (Ray Duhigg 1612)
21. Gene Comstock 1491
22. Bob Welborn 1406
23. Pop McGinnis 1373
24. Ralph Liguori 1291
25. Speedy Thompson 1171
26. Arden Mounts 1008
27. Johnny Patterson 968
28. Ted Chamberlain 961
29. Otis Martin 941
30. Coleman Lawrence 864
31. Andy Winfree 841
32. Clyde Minter 787
33. (Ralph Dyer 780)
34. (John Meggers 680)
35. C.H. Dingler 659
36. Gordon Bracken 625
37. Joe Bill O'Dell 582
38. Buck Smith 577
39. Dub Livingston 559
40. Elbert Allen 529
41. (Ronnie Kohler 527)
42. Don Oldenberg 526
43. Bob Walden 523
44. Ewell Weddle 488
45. Eddie Skinner 458
46. Bill Harrison 450
tie 47. Mel Krueger 385
Ralph Dutton 385
49. Jimmy Ayers 384
50. Johnny Beauchamp 381
51. Ted Lee 376
52. Buddy Shuman 353
53. Lucky Sawyer 349
54. Virgil Livengood 346
55. Ermon Rush 339
56. Tommy Thompson 337
57. Al Keller 334
58. Jim Reed 333
59. Parks Surratt 327
60. Ralph Sheeler 321
tie 61. (Frank Arford 319)
Ed DeWolff 319
63. Steve McGrath 309
64. Dick Allwine 305
65. Charlie Causey 303
66. Don Vershure 300
67. Mike Magill 294
68. (Mike Klapak 292)
69. Jim Lacy 291
70. (Bill Rexford 289)
71. (Carl Burris 285)
tie 72. Tubby Harrison 276
Ralph Rose 276
74. Neil Roberts 260
75. Bill Adams 257
76. Fred Moore 243
77. (Frank Price 239)
78. Bobby Myers 237
79. (Wimpy Ervin 235)
80. (Gifford Wood 233)
81. Hershel McGriff 232
82. (Ed Paskovich 230)
83. Eddie Riker 229
84. George Osborne 227
85. Roscoe Thompson 224
tie 86. Lou Johnson 221
Jack Lawrence 221
88. (Sam DiRusso 219)
89. Buck Mason 218
90. Leonard Lawrence 212
91. Keith Hamner 210
tie 92. Chet Williams 194
Harold Nash 194
George Clark 194
95. Mickey Rorer 191
96. Marvin Panch 188
97. Bill Cleveland 186
98. Marion Edwards 179
99. Glen Wood 176
100. (Emory Lewis 175)
101. Cotton Priddy 173
tie 102. Leo Bergeron 170
Nick Nicolette 170
104. (Larry Schultz 167)
105. Hank Ribet 164
106. (Dick Meyer 160)
tie 107. Herb Tillman 158
June Cleveland 158
tie 109. Jerry Wimbash 155
Marvin Copple 155
Johnny Roberts 155
112. (Bob Cameron 150)
tie 113. Ed Benedict 146
(Byron Clouse 146)
tie 115. (Nick Forono 142)
Jerry Earl 142
(Charles Barry 142)
Leo Ray 142
Bill Morgan 142
120. (Russell Armentrout 140)
tie 121. Tom Cherry 138
(Wally Campbell 138)
Bill Jennings 138
(Billy Oswald 138)
Russ Truelove 138
Dick Fellows 138
tie 127. Lyle Scott 134
Sandy Slack 134
Keith Lucas 134
tie 130. Johnny Zeke 131
Ned Jarrett 131
Weldon Adams 131
tie 133. Dick Linder 130
Lamar Crabtree 130
(Charlie Miller 130)
(John Ross 130)
(Neil McDonald 130)
(Nero Steptoe 130)
Ray Springer 130
Bill Mann 130
(Ernie Derr 130)
142. J.L. Justice 129
tie 143. Leon Lundy 127
(J.W. Gentry 127)
(Frankie Schneider 127)
Hildrey Thomas 127
(Jack Smith 127)
Red Knuter 127
Jerry Draper 127
(Wayne Niedecken 127)
Curtis Estes 127
(Frank Katucka 127)
tie 153. Al Kent 124
(Roxy Dancy 124)
(John Torrese 124)
Buddy Krebs 124
Paul Newkirk 124
Jim Baker 124
(Bob Sampson 124)
Ed Massey 124
161. Joe Guide 122
tie 162. Red Duvall 121
Billy Fritts 121
Robert Caswell 121
(Red Untiedt 121)
Snuffy Smith 121
(Don Glass 121)
tie 168. (Jack Culpepper 118)
(Bud Rinaldo 118)
Elmer Musclow 118
Charlie Hoff 118
Don Ostendorf 118
Virgil Stockton 118
174. (Perk Brown 116)
tie 175. Gene Tapia 115
(Jim Fox 115)
Phil Demola 115
Max King 115
Bud Harless 115
tie 180. (Geoffrey Dessault 112)
Wimpy Sipple 112
Dick Girvin 112
Lloyd Hurlette 112
Eddie Van Horn 112
Chuck Housley 112
186. Matt Gowen 110
tie 187. Allan Clarke 109
(Obie Chupp 109)
(Red Dowdy 109)
Gwyn Staley 109
Pepper Cunningham 109
Billy Rafter 109
Tony Polito 109
(Ernie Weidler 109)
tie 195. (George Gallup 106)
(Dick Hagey 106)
(Frank Kapack 106)
tie 198. Don Price 103
(John McGorrien 103)
Ed Spencer 103
tie 201. Cotton Owens 100
Victor Strassburg 100
(Ray Erickson 100)
204. Charles Weidler 98
tie 205. Harry Bennett 97
Stewart McDonald 97
Don Stumpf 97
(Tyre Rakestraw 97)
209. Gayle Warren 95
210. (Lloyd Shaw 94)
tie 211. Red Douglass 91
Ollie Olson 91
Neil Cole 91
(Bob Weatherly 91)
Lou Thomas 91
216. Slim Romringer 89
tie 217. Paul Parks 88
Tom Travis 88
Lacy Jackson 88
tie 220. Johnny Bridgers 85
(John Dodd, Sr. 85)
Lou Faver 85
223. Earl Foushee 82
tie 224. Mason Bright 79
Fireball Roberts 79
tie 226. (Elmer Cooper 76)
(Bud Jones 76)
228. (Pete Stewart 73)
tie 229. George Fleming 70
Roy Bentley 70
231. Bill Hammersley 67
tie 232. Cotton Hodges 64
(Gene Parry 64)
(Ray Sherman 64)
(Bob Harris 64)
236. (John Ray 61)
tie 237. Tommy Boger 58
Earl Moss 58
(Bill Norton 58)
tie 240. (Ken Marriott 52)
(Bill Widenhouse 52)
tie 242. (Hub McBride 49)
(Junior Johnson 49)
(Gene Darragh 49)
245. (Bob Hunter 40)
246. (Dan Walters 37)
247. Doug Wells 31
248. Red Farmer 28
249. (Ben Dixon 19)
250. (Lonnie Bragg 16)
251. Laird Bruner 13
252. Bob Pronger 10
253. Tommy Moon 7
254. (Merritt Brown 1)

Point leaders:
Lee Petty week 1
Tim Flock week 2-3
Herb Thomas week 4-37

Manufacturers:
270 Hudsons
230 Oldsmobiles
115 Plymouths
106 Fords
99 Dodges
55 Nashs
21 Lincolns
13 Studebakers
12 Mercurys
12 Unknowns
7 Chevrolets
6 Jaguars
6 Packards
4 Henry Js
3 Chryslers
2 Porsches
1 Aston Martin
1 Volkswagen
1 Meteor
1 Buick
1 Willys
1 Kaiser

Laps led by manufacturer:
Hudson: 2768
Oldsmobile: 1285
Dodge: 282

There were an average of 26.14 cars per week.

Broken down by state/province/district:
North Carolina 34
New Jersey 23
New York 23
Georgia 22
Florida 17
Virginia 17
Pennsylvania 14
Indiana 8
Iowa 7
Maryland 7
Ohio 7
Unknown 7
California 6
Kentucky 6
South Carolina 6
Alabama 5
Connecticut 5
Louisiana 5
Michigan 5
Nebraska 5
West Virginia 5
Illinois 4
Delaware 2
Kansas 2
Minnesota 2
Ontario 2
Massachusetts 1
Nevada 1
Oregon 1
Quebec 1
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 1
Texas 1
Washington, DC 1

By age:
4 drivers born in the 1900's
24 drivers born in the 1910's
78 drivers born in the 1920's
10 drivers born in the 1930's
137 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Ted Chamberlain (47)
Youngest known driver: Red Farmer (20)
Average age: 30.09
Oldest race winner: Bill Blair (41)
Youngest race winner: Jim Paschal (26)
Average winning age: 31.65

Using F1 points:
1. Herb Thomas 541.5
2. Lee Petty 449.5
3. Dick Rathman 398
4. Buck Baker 306
5. Fonty Flock 296
6. Tim Flock 178
7. Joe Eubanks 132
8. Speedy Thompson 115
9. Jim Paschal 108
10. Dick Passwater 105
11. Jimmie Lewallen 101

Til next time,
Spen


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