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1951 Motor City 250


Race 20 of 41


Michigan Fairgrounds
250 laps
Time of race: 4:20:28
Average speed of winner: 57.588 mph
Margin of victory: 37 sec.
Lead changes: 14 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 5 for N/A laps
Lap leaders: Teague 1, F. Flock 2-24, Thompson 25-26, F. Flock 27, Thompson 28, F. Flock 29, Thompson 30-63, F. Flock 64-95, Sosebee 96-102, F. Flock 103-130, Turner 131-212, Thompson 213-215, Turner 216-225, Eubanks 226-232, Thompson 233-250

Race notes: Only win for Tommy Thompson. First pole for Marshall Teague. Debut for Iggy Katona, Paul Newkirk, Dell Pearson, and Bud Riley. Finale for Bob Greer, Bob Jeffries, Bill Majot, Jim Rathmann, and Elmer Wilson. Only start for Pat Flaherty, Walt Flanders, Al Miller, Bob Myers, Bob Prince, Tony Suligoy, and Johnny Wohlfiel.

Video links: Greer flip, Finish



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
15Tommy Thompson40'51 ChryslerTommy Thompson250558running50000
213Joe Eubanks82'50 Oldsmobile 88Oates25017running20000
315Johnny Mantz98'51 Nash AmbassadorMantz24400running10000
425Red Byron83'50 FordDantone24100running6000
538Paul Newkirk43'51 Nash Ambassador24100running5000
647Jack Goodwin34'51 Plymouth23900running4000
722Lloyd Moore59'51 Oldsmobile 88Buesink23900running3000
820Ewell Weddle50'50 Ford23600running2000
930Curtis Turner41'51 Oldsmobile 88Eanes233292heating1000
1045Erick Erickson1-XPacker'51 Pontiac23300running1000
1156Bill Majot135'50 ChevroletJim White23300running500
1252Jim Fiebelkorn10'51 Mercury23300running500
1344Lee Petty42'51 PlymouthPettyPetty23300running500
1414Lou Figaro33'51 HudsonGaynor23100running500
1532Bob Myers142St. Mary's'51 Packard23000500
1655Jim Paschal60'50 FordBuesink22800250
172Tim Flock91Black Phantom'51 Oldsmobile 88Chester228001250
1854Bob Jeffries67'51 Lincoln22500250
1943John McGinley120'51 HudsonWalt Chapman22400250
208Bob Flock7Gray Ghost'51 Oldsmobile 8822300250
2135Les Snow151'50 OldsmobileLes Snow22200250
2233Iggy Katona38'51 Ford22200250
2339Dell Pearson88'51 Oldsmobile 8821600250
2441Bob Prince85'50 Hudson19900250
2534Bobby Myers2'51 Hudson Hornet19900250
2637Oda Greene22'51 Hudson Hornet17300250
2748John Barker48'51 Studebaker17300250
2846Ray Duhigg102'51 Oldsmobile 8816700250
2953Jack White65'50 Oldsmobile 8815800250
3027Danny Letner36'51 HudsonBert Letner15300heating250
3151Walt Flanders140See Floyd RiceFord14500100
3210Billy Carden12'50 Oldsmobile 8814200100
331Marshall Teague6'51 HudsonTeagueYunick69.13113611heating100
3417George Seeger18George Motors'51 Studebaker13300100
354Fonty Flock14Red Devil'51 OldsmobileFrank Christian130585accident100
3612Bob Greer75Connell Cadillac'50 Oldsmobile 8812600accident00
3749Jack Smith44'51 PlymouthDantone12300accident00
3842Billy Myers198'51 PlymouthWestmoreland12300accident00
3911Tony Suligoy777'51 Packard11500accident00
4058Al Miller750'51 Henry J1150000
4129Walt Sprague1'50 Oldsmobile 881130000
423Gober Sosebee51West Peach'50 Cadillac10417tie rod00
4318Bobby Booth133'50 Oldsmobile 881030000
4431Tommy Melvin32'50 Oldsmobile 889200accident00
4516Bud Riley8'51 Hudson Hornet8900accident00
4623Ray Chase28'51 HudsonOster-Barry8900heating00
4724Bill Blair41.5'50 Oldsmobile 88880000
4840Bill Holland175Connell'51 Cadillac8000accident00
4957Elmer Wilson30'50 Buick800000
5021Frank Mundy23'51 StudebakerPerry Smith69.7608000accident00
5150Freddie Farmer9Tom's Grill'51 Nash Ambassador770000
529Jim Rathmann90'50 Packard760000
5326Ed Benedict118'51 Hudson Hornet7500heating00
5428Hershel McGriff11Superior'51 Oldsmobile 887300accident00
5559Dick Rathman21'51 HudsonWalt Chapman3100heating00
5636Johnny Wohlfiel70'51 Nash Ambassador270000
576Herb Thomas92'51 HudsonHerb Thomas2600heating00
587Jesse James Taylor31'51 HudsonJesse James Taylor1400heating00
5919Pat Flaherty188'51 Oldsmobile 88130000