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1950 Southern 500


Race 13 of 19


Darlington
400 laps
Time of race: 6:38:40.26
Average speed of winner: 75.250 mph
Margin of victory: 9 laps
Lead changes: 4 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 13 laps
Lap leaders: Turner pole, Sosebee 1-4, Turner 5-26, Owens 27-49, Mantz 50-400

Race notes: Only win for Johnny Mantz. Debut for Weldon Adams, Roy Bentley, Jack Carr, Gene Comstock, Gene Darragh, John DuBoise, Carson Dyer, Joe Eubanks, Johnny Grubb, J.E. Hardie, Tex Keene, Bub King, Virgil Livengood, Hub McBride, Hershel McGriff, Bill Osborne, Barney Smith, Rollin Smith, Jesse James Taylor, Charles Tidwell, Murrace Walker, Bill Widenhouse, and Shorty York. Finale for Pee Wee Martin and Bob Smith. Only start for Byron Beatty, Walt Crawford, P.E. Godfrey, Bill Henson, Pete Keller, Jerry Kemp, Lee Morgan, Dick Soper, and Jack Yardley. Bill Rexford took the points lead from Curtis Turner.

Video links: Highlights



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
143Johnny Mantz98'50 PlymouthWestmoreland73.4604001351running105100
267Fireball Roberts82'50 OldsmobileSam Rice78.91739100running35000
37Red Byron22Parks Novelty'50 CadillacParks80.78939000running20000
423Bill Rexford59'50 OldsmobileBuesinkBuesink77.79238500running15000
515Chuck Mahoney77Brooks Motors'50 Mercuryunknown38100running10000
635Lee Petty42'49 PlymouthPettyPetty78.78138000running8000
738Cotton Owens71'50 Plymouth77.361380123running9300
864Bill Blair2'49 CadillacSam Rice79.85237500running6000
944Hershel McGriff52City of Roses'50 Oldsmobile80.58137400running5000
1026George Hartley61'50 OldsmobileBuesink76.97037100running4500
1116Tim Flock9'50 OldsmobileBuddy Elliott80.75037000running4000
1257Johnny Grubb44'50 Plymouth77.09736800running3500
1362Dick Linder26'50 OldsmobileRogalla79.79036700running3000
1468John DuBoise89'50 Ford79.28936700running2500
1572Weldon Adams72'49 PlymouthWeldon Adams79.01836700running2250
1632Barney Smith99'50 Oldsmobile79.27936600running2750
173Gober Sosebee51Cherokee Garage'50 OldsmobileSosebee80.46136414running2900
1852Elmer Wilson39'49 Plymouth77.29136000running1000
1921Joe Eubanks4'50 MercuryMooreMoore77.86635900running00
2019Shorty York43'50 Buick77.99135800running00
2151Walt Crawford64'50 Buick76.56835800running00
2233Murrace Walker'50 Oldsmobile79.95735800running00
2348Gene Comstock'50 Oldsmobile77.4413550000
2427Jack White17'50 Ford76.9603540000
2571Byron Beatty'50 Ford79.2203510000
2653Bill Widenhouse'49 Plymouth74.6373500000
274Bob Flock7Bob Flock Garage'50 OldsmobileFrank Christian81.48434800running00
2810Fonty Flock47'50 Oldsmobile80.0353460000
2913Jack Smith19R&W Auto Service'50 Oldsmobile79.02434500accident00
3030Pee Wee Martin34'50 OldsmobileEanes81.165344001000
315Lee Morgan'49 Oldsmobile78.8693420000
328Hub McBride'50 Mercury78.7403410000
3311Slick Smith'50 Oldsmobile77.8213400000
3412Ted Chamberlain45'50 Plymouth76.56933800running00
356Virgil Livengood'50 Oldsmobile77.44933800running00
369Billy Carden'50 Ford77.79233800running00
3714Bill Snowden37'50 Nash75.96033800running00
3822Harold Kite21Edmunds Motors'49 LincolnKite77.3163340000
3925Glenn Dunnaway49'50 Lincoln76.9063330000
402Jimmy Thompson25'50 LincolnLeland Colvin79.454332001250
4165Jimmy Florian27'50 Oldsmobile79.76233100spindle00
4220Bob Smith'50 Oldsmobile78.20233100running00
4324Jimmie Lewallen0'50 OldsmobileSam Rice77.6843300000
4475Jesse James Taylor'50 Mercuryno speed3290000
4529Bub King'50 Mercury76.3823290000
4636Gene Darragh24'50 Hudson78.3303230000
4739Roy Bentley'50 Studebaker76.0503190000
4842J.E. Hardie'50 Studebaker75.5793170000
4934Jerry Kemp'50 Lincoln78.1703150000
5046Bill Osborne36'50 Mercury78.618311001000
5137Carson Dyer'50 Lincoln77.0233100000
5260Wally Campbell33'50 OldsmobileWally Marks82.400309001000
5340Jim Paschal79'50 FordBuesink75.0923070000
5445Charles Tidwell18'49 Oldsmobile77.728300001000
5541Ruel Smith'50 Pontiac77.0672890000
5647Al Keller'50 Oldsmobile78.4772840000
5750Dick Soper'50 Kaiser75.8292820000
5854Pete Keller'50 Studebaker75.9762810000
5956P.E. Godfrey'49 Lincoln75.4652780000
601Curtis Turner41'50 OldsmobileEanes82.034275122accident3200
6149Bob Apperson'49 Oldsmobile78.1452490000
6255Tommy Thompson'50 Hudson77.2342380000
6361Marshall Teague6'50 LincolnPaul Cox80.1262300000
6470Tex Keene14'50 Plymouth78.16522900accident00
6531Clyde Minter'50 Lincoln79.690219001000
6674Rollin Smith'50 Hudson78.0942080000
6717Bill Henson86'49 Oldsmobile78.905200001000
6859Gayle Warren400'49 Oldsmobile81.4251880000
6928Buck Baker87Darlington Raceway'49 Oldsmobile74.30117600accident00
7058Ken Wagner46Moyer Co.'49 Lincoln80.305155001000
7118Lloyd Moore62'50 LincolnBuesink79.440112001000
7273Alton Haddock400'50 Ford78.59098001000
7369Jack Yardley'50 Ford79.214890000
7466Jack Carr'50 Mercury80.072520000
7563Roscoe Thompson'49 Oldsmobile80.108240000