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Spen's Timekilling Projects writes:
"1957, at long last!"
Posted by Spen on January 6, 2014
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Since I finally had a day off, I was able to get a bit of real work done. This was a pretty fun season, as the factory pull-out resulted in everyone becoming an

owner-driver for the second half of the year. Fireball was second going into the finale, but he didn't show up for the last race.


1. Buck Baker 6468 (161.7 PPR) [I forgot to mention that last season he had 154.7.]
2. Marvin Panch 6128 (-340)
3. Fireball Roberts 6091 (-377)
4. Lee Petty 6044 (-424)
5. Jack Smith 5640 (-828)
6. Johnny Allen 5304 (-1164)
7. Speedy Thompson 5153 (-1315)
8. L.D. Austin 4929 (-1539)
9. Brownie King 4394 (-2074)
10. Jim Paschal 4252 (-2216)
11. Tiny Lund 3975 (-2493)
12. Billy Myers 3361 (-3107)
13. Paul Goldsmith 3311 (-3157)
14. Clarence DeZalia 3033 (-34350
15. Bill Amick 2631 (-3837)
16. Dick Beaty 2561 (-3907)
17. Eddie Pagan 2326
18. George Green 2018
19. Cotton Owens 2011
20. Gwyn Staley 1831
21. Ken Rush 1811
22. Joe Weatherly 1792
23. Bobby Keck 1757
24. Lloyd Dane 1626
25. Whitey Norman 1533
26. Dick Getty 1429
27. Scotty Cain 1417
28. Mel Larson 1334
(29. Ralph Moody 1302)
30. Curtis Turner 1291
31. Bill Benson 1258
32. Rex White 1236
33. Frankie Schneider 1207
34. Ralph Earnhardt 1138
35. T.A. Toomes 1135
36. Parnelli Jones 1125
37. Bill Champion 1028
38. Huck Spaulding 1004
39. Roy Tyner 997
40. Danny Graves 970
41. Darel Dieringer 969
42. Peck Peckham 954
43. George Seeger 951
44. Jim Reed 828
45. Marvin Porter 820
46. Don Porter 817
47. Chuck Meekins 801
48. Jimmie Lewallen 790
49. Possum Jones 751
50. Art Watts 748
(51. Ed Negre 734)
52. Glen Wood 713
53. Clyde Palmer 692
54. Bill Morton 683
55. Eddie Gray 659
56. Dick Klank 658
57. Marshall Sargent 632
(58. Bob Welborn 627)
59. Chuck Hansen 607
60. Jack D. McCoy 597
61. Danny Letner 585
(62. Bud Emra 558)
(63. Jim Cook 524)
64. Johnny Mackison 516
65. Harold Beal 508
66. Jim Blomgren 488
67. Emanuel Zervakis 485
68. Bill Bowman 481
tie 69. Jim Linke 476
George Parrish 476
Johnny Dodson 476
(72. Larry Frank 469)
(73. Ted Chamberlain 448)
74. Banjo Matthews 444
tie 75. Howard Phillippi 443
Harvey Eakin 443
77. Bob Ross 434
78. Billy Rafter 431
79. Charlie Cregar 418
80. Bill Walker 408
tie 81. Harold Hardesty 406
Billy Carden 406
83. Russ Hepler 403
84. Lennie Page 402
85. Nace Mattingly 400
86. Bob Keefe 395
87. Norman McGriff 393
88. Eddie Skinner 388
89. Bob Rauscher 377
90. Lemoine Frey 375
tie 91. Jack Marsh 369
(Fred Harb 369)
93. John Findlay 356
94. Neil Castles 344
95. Bob Duell 335
(96. Mike McGreevy 333)
(97. Lou Spears 330)
98. Volney Schulze 329
(99. Dick Walters 322)
100. R.L. Combs 321
(101. Jimmy Massey 309)
102. George Norton 306
103. Jim Russell 295
104. Tom Pistone 289
tie 105. Duke DeBrizzi 285
Doug Cox 285
107. Charles Blewitt 282
108. Allen Adkins 274
109. Al White 272
110. Jack Oldenhage 268
(111. Art Binkley 267)
112. Ernie Young 260
tie 113. Jim Hurtubise 258
(Don Gray 258)
(115. Bob Rose 245)
116. Fred Knapp 243
117. Royce Haggerty 242
(118. Ansel Rakestraw 239)
119. Don Johns 236
120. Jimmy Thompson 233
121. Lucky Long 232
tie 122. Bud Vaughn 230
Reggie Ausmus 230
Bil Hidden 230
(Bill Poor 230)
tie 126. Bill Jarlick 213
Jerry Benjamin 213
128. Bob Osborne 212
129. Frank Jamison 209
130. Bill Bade 203
131. Gus Wilson 200
132. Frank Secrist 185
133. Fonty Flock 184
134. Lucky Saywer 182
135. Johnny Beauchamp 170
136. Max Berrier 161
tie 137. Cliff Yiskis 160
(Dean Layfield 160)
tie 139. Joe Lee Johnson 155
Shorty York 155
(141. Dave Terrell 154)
142. Bill Massey 152
143. Bill Lutz 150
144. Bobby Myers 145
tie 145. Ed Fiola 143
Elton Hildreth 143
(tie 147. Buzz Woodward 142)
(Ken Marriott 142)
tie 149. Joe Eubanks 138
(Tommie Elliott 138)
(151. Roger Baldwin 137)
tie 152. Dick Joslin 134
John Dodd, Sr. 134
tie 154. Elmo Langley 130
(George Fleming 130)
(Ray Campbell 130)
Ron Hornaday 130
tie 158. Sherman Clark 127
Chuck Thompson 127
Tim Flock 127
Bob Havemann 127
(Spook Crawford 127)
tie 163. Ed Cole 124
Phil Orr 124
(Wally Gore 124)
(E.J. Brewer 124)
(Gene Blair 124)
(Ed Jackson 124)
tie 169. Billy Cantrell 121
Don Oldenberg 121
Jake Jacobs 121
(tie 172. Rod Perry 118)
Bob Whitmire 118
(Rick Simon 118)
(Bill Lone 118)
(Harvey Henderson 118)
(Al Stearn 118)
(Pee Wee Jones 118)
tie 179. Buzz Wilson 115
John Kieper 115
(Carl Joiner 115)
(Walt Mortz 115)
(Bobby Johns 115)
(Ted Houser 115)
Lee Humphers 115
tie 186. Ed Brown 112
(Bob Wood 112)
Bob Perry 112
(tie 189. Johnny Frank 109)
Barney Oldfield 109
(Keith Olson 109)
John Smith 109
Gene Glover 109
tie 194. Ned Jarrett 106
Herb Gibson 106
(Claude Holiday 106)
Earl Mosbach 106
198. Herb Thomas 104
tie 199. Clyde Mitchell 103
Jim Delaney 103
Don Bailey 103
Bill Hazel 103
Junior Johnson 103
(Herman Beam 103)
tie 205. Dick Hoffman 100
Jack Goodwin 100
Ben Everly 100
Ray Davis 100
(Joe Saunders 100)
tie 210. Barry Knowlton 97
(Art Anderson 97)
tie 212. Ray Franklin 94
Bobby Waddell 94
Tony Moretti 94
(Emory Mahon 94)
Arley Scranton 94
217. Bob Connor 91
tie 218. Bill Hall 88
Ken Love 88
Carl Anderson 88
tie 221. Scotty Cain 85
Pete Diviney 85
tie 223. Lyle Matlock 82
(John Dodd, Jr. 82)
Pete Cardenas 82
(Pete Stewart 82)
tie 227. Fred Hunt 79
Pat Kirkwood 79
(229. Shep Langdon 77)
tie 230. Elgin Holmes 76
Lem Svajian 76
Bill Morgan 76
tie 233. Walt James 73
(Bill Taylor 73)
(Roger Clemmens 73)
tie 236. Fred Boggs 70
Joe Bill O'Dell 70
tie 238. Bill Moore 67
Chuck Hobbs 67
Reds Kagle 67
(241. Russ Dohlen 61)
242. Hank Chapman 58
243. Joe Caspolich 52
tie 244. Everett Brashear 49
Bill Blair 49
tie 246. Sonny Morgan 46
Runt Harris 46
(248. George Bumgardner 43)
249. Cale Yarborough 37
(250. Dutch Hoag 28)
(251. Bobby Abel 25)
252. George West 22
253. Dick Foley 19
254. Bernie Hentges 10
255. Al Tasnady 7
256. Russ Truelove 1

Point Leaders:
Marvin Panch: Week 1-26
Fireball Roberts: Week 27
Buck Baker: Week 28-53

Manufacturers:
479 Fords
429 Chevrolets
119 Mercurys
78 Pontiacs
78 Oldsmobiles
77 Plymouths
44 Dodges
5 Studebakers
2 Lincolns
1 Buick
1 Rambler

Laps led by manufacturer:
Chevrolet 2854
Ford 2522
Oldsmobile 450
Pontiac 397
Mercury 201

There were an average of 24.75 cars per race, a record low.

Drivers by state/province:
California 51
North Carolina 44
New York 23
Maryland 18
Oregon 13
Pennsylvania 11
Florida 10
Virginia 10
New Jersey 7
South Carolina 7
Indiana 6
Tennessee 6
Georgia 5
Michigan 4
Texas 4
Washington 4
Illinois 3
Arizona 2
Massachusetts 2
Mississippi 2
Missouri 2
Connecticut 1
Iowa 1
Kentucky 1
Minnesota 1
Nevada 1
Ohio 1
Quebec 1
Rhode Island 1
Unknown 12

By age:
4 drivers born in the 1900's
17 drivers born in the 1910's
75 drivers born in the 1920's
39 drivers born in the 1930's
121 unknowns

Oldest known driver: Russ Hepler (56) [Who also became the oldest ever pole sitter.]
Youngest known driver: Cale Yarborough (18)
Average age: 30.68
Oldest race winner: Lee Petty (43)
Youngest race winner: Parnelli Jones (23)
Average winning age: 33.2

Using modern F1 points:
1. Buck Baker 574
2. Fireball Roberts 411
3. Marvin Panch 404
4. Lee Petty 368
5. Jack Smith 298
6. Speedy Thompson 273
7. Paul Goldsmith 229
8. Eddie Pagan 187
9. Bill Amick 169
10. Jim Paschal 159
11. Lloyd Dane 135.5
12. Gwyn Staley 135
13. Tiny Lund 119
14. Johnny Allen 115

Hopefully, next season won't take so long. Til next time,
Spen


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