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1951 Southern 500


Race 24 of 41


Darlington
400 laps
Time of race: 6:30:05
Average speed of winner: 76.906 mph
Margin of victory: 1 lap
Lead changes: 6 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps
Lap leaders: Mundy pole, H. Thomas 1-5, Taylor 6-11, McGriff 12, Teague 13-51, Turner 52-94, H. Thomas 95-400

Race notes: Debut for Oliver Dial, Frank Gise, Rudy Hires, Sandy Lynch, Fred Moore, Bob Pronger, Gwyn Staley, Billy Tibbett, and Herb Trimble. Finale for John Barker, Bobby Booth, Red Byron, Murrace Walker, and Pap White. Only start for Dave Anderson, Buck Baity, Lee Connell, Bob Johnson, Jimmy Warden, and Johnny Yountz. Herb Thomas took the points lead from Tim Flock.



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
12Herb Thomas92'51 HudsonTeagueYunick4002311running88000
23Jesse James Taylor31'51 HudsonJesse James Taylor39916running28000
319Buddy Shuman17'51 Ford 8Yandell39100running15000
45Hershel McGriff77'51 Oldsmobile 8839011running12100
57Fireball Roberts11'51 FordSaverance38700running9100
638Harold Kite1'51 Oldsmobile 88Buesink38400running8000
727Leon Sales46'51 Oldsmobile 88Westmoreland38400running7000
84Fonty Flock14Red Devil'51 Oldsmobile 88Frank Christian38300running6000
96Bill Snowden16'51 Ford 8Snowden38300running5000
1055Pap White24'51 PlymouthPetty38300running4000
1145Tim Flock91Black Phantom'51 Oldsmobile 88Chester37900running3500
1216Slick Smith12'50 Oldsmobile 88Frank Christian37900running2400
1352Jack Goodwin34'51 PlymouthCaltrider37800running3000
1415Billy Carden8W. Peachtree Motors'50 Cadillac37700running3000
1524Lee Petty42'51 PlymouthPettyPetty37300running2500
1651Gober Sosebee51Cherokee Garage'51 Oldsmobile 88Sosebee37300running2500
1747Bud Farrell70'50 PlymouthGundaker37300running2000
1823Billy Myers99'51 PlymouthWestmoreland37300running2000
1980Bill Widenhouse64'51 Plymouth37100running1500
2039George Seeger18'51 StudebakerSampo37100running1500
2111Gayle Warren4Blevin Motor Co.'51 Studebaker37000accident1000
2230Freddie Farmer95Tom's Grill'51 Nash Ambassador37000running1000
2382Cotton Owens71'51 Plymouth37000running1000
2460Ed Benedict56'51 HudsonSwihart37000running1000
2554Red Byron83'51 FordDantone36800accident1000
2629Bud Riley66Northwest Motors'51 Hudson36800running500
2710Bob Flock7Gray Ghost'51 Oldsmobile 88Chester36800500
2862Jimmie Lewallen0'51 Plymouth36700500
2963Tommy Melvin61'51 Oldsmobile 88Burbank36700500
3031Earl Moss86'51 StudebakerJ.B. Watkins36600500
3125Ewell Weddle50'50 Ford 8Wheatley36500500
3248Shorty York90'51 Nash AmbassadorRuss Lou36300500
3347Marshall Teague6'51 HudsonTeagueYunick87.636361139accident5000
3441Johnny Yountz78'51 PlymouthWestmoreland36100accident500
3549Ted Swaim10'50 Ford 8Hight-Raley36000500
3650Jim Fiebelkorn67'51 Lincoln36000500
3721Gene Comstock37'50 Oldsmobile 8835700500
3865Oliver Dial74'51 ChevroletPreston Jones35500500
3922Jim Paschal60'50 Ford 8Wheatley35300500
4079Reino Tulonen32'51 Henry J35300500
4161Ted Chamberlain94'51 PlymouthDell Pearson34000500
4273J.E. Hardie96'51 Ford33900500
43Donald Thomas93'51 PlymouthDonald Thomas33700500
4475Iggy Katona9'51 Chrysler33700500
4570Joe Merola20'51 Oldsmobile 8833500500
4676Dave Anderson33'51 KaiserCaltrider33500500
4757Bob Pronger49'50 Oldsmobile 88Bob Griffin33200500
4817Jack Smith57'51 Oldsmobile 88Wally Marks32300500
4978Billy Tibbett43'51 Dodge31800500
5069Jimmy Warden75'51 HudsonCain-Bowman31400500
5158Gene Darragh5'50 Oldsmobile 88Bob Griffin30900500
5253Gwyn Staley27The Wilkes Boys'51 Ford 630300500
5372Jim Delaney21'51 FordOsiecki29400500
5433Erick Erickson15Packer Pontiac'51 Pontiac28100500
5568Bill Blair2'51 Ford 627500500
5618Buck Baker87Troy Motor Co.'51 Ford 627500500
5726Curtis Turner41'51 Oldsmobile 88Eanes272143engine4800
5840Wade Fields72'51 PlymouthHinnant26800500
5915Lloyd Dane22'51 Ford26300500
6064John Barker48'51 StudebakerSigman25800500
6177Buck Baity44'50 Buick2480000
628Ray Chase28'50 Oldsmobile 882370000
6318Jimmy Thompson25Bowie Motor Co.'51 Ford 82360000
6467Jimmy Ayers3'50 Plymouth2250000
659Frank Gise38'51 StudebakerWaller21500wheel00
6632Sandy Lynch97'51 Ford 62150000
6728Bob Johnson80'51 StudebakerStenstrom2140000
6866Herb Trimble89'51 Oldsmobile 881980000
6937Bub King55'50 Plymouth1490000
7074Tommy Thompson40'51 Nash AmbassadorA.L. Miller14800hub00
7134Bill Rexford52'50 Oldsmobile 88Hartley1430000
7281Fred Moore58'51 MercuryJarrod1120000
7346Weldon Adams26'51 PlymouthLeland Colvin1040000
7436Murrace Walker47'51 Studebaker1040000
7572Joe Eubanks82'51 Oldsmobile 88Oates920000
7635Johnny Mantz98'51 Nash AmbassadorMantz8800valve00
7756Rudy Hires39'51 Ford 6820000
7859Sonny Black35'51 Plymouth730000
7913Lloyd Moore59'51 Ford 8Buesink610000
8042Lee Connell19'51 Pontiac5800accident00
8120Bobby Booth73'50 Oldsmobile 88Stanley Moore530000
821Frank Mundy23'51 StudebakerPerry Smith84.1731200oil pressure00