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1952 Southern 500


Race 25 of 34


Darlington
400 laps
Time of race: 6:42:37
Average speed of winner: 74.512 mph
Margin of victory: 1 lap
Lead changes: 6 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps
Lap leaders: F. Flock 1-17, Thompson 18-37, F. Flock 38-104, Rathmann 105-139, F. Flock 140-180, H. Thomas 181-184, F. Flock 185-400

Race notes: Debut for Tony Bonadies, Johnny Bridgers, Merritt Brown, Johnny Gouveia, Keith Hamner, Possum Jones, Pete Kelly, Banjo Matthews, and Joe Weatherly. Finale for Roy Hall, Rudy Hires, Jimmy Ingram, Bill Miller, E.C. Ramsey, and Rollin Smith. Only start for W.E. Baker, Al Conroy, Al Fleming, and Herb Fry. Herb Thomas took the points lead from Tim Flock.

Video links: Highlights



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
11Fonty Flock14'52 Oldsmobile 88Frank Christian88.5504004341running94300
242Johnny Patterson58'52 HudsonAkers39900running30000
314Herb Thomas92'51 HudsonHerb ThomasYunick39914running15900
433Bub King55'52 Hudson HornetBub King39800running12300
553Banjo Matthews16'52 HudsonSnowden39300running9500
68Lee Petty42'51 PlymouthPettyPetty39300running8000
72Joe Eubanks82'52 HudsonOates39000running7000
83Herschel Buchanan1Ponce Motors'52 Nash AmbassadorHerschel Buchanan39000running6000
95Buck Baker87'52 LincolnWheatley38800running5000
1050Ray Duhigg24'51 PlymouthGoode38700running4500
1116Jack Smith9'51 HudsonChester38700running4200
1235Rollin Smith69'52 Hudson HornetRollin Smith38500running3500
1337Jimmy Thompson89'52 HudsonPless38300accident3000
1447Speedy Thompson51'51 FordSosebee38300running2800
1548Lloyd Moore59'52 FordBuesink38200running2500
1638Joe Weatherly53'52 HudsonDonlavey37600running1500
1743Buddy Shuman98'51 PlymouthJoe Hawkins37600running1000
1841Keith Hamner62'52 Hudson Hornet37500running900
1931Clyde Pittinger25'52 Oldsmobile 88Lorenzo37500running900
2010Pat Kirkwood99San Juan Motors'51 ChryslerKirkwood37300running900
2156Gene Comstock8Fry Motors'52 HudsonComstock37000running900
2257W.E. Baker39'52 Oldsmobile 88W.E. Baker36800running900
2359Herb Fry28'51 Hudson HornetHerb Fry36600running950
2461Iggy Katona34'51 PlymouthCaltrider36500running750
2521Dick Passwater77'52 Oldsmobile 88Arford36400running1050
2623Bill Miller83'51 FordDantone35700running750
2711Tony Bonadies85'51 Nash Rambler35000running3250
2827Donald Thomas66'51 PlymouthElmer Pooler34500running600
2955Bob Flock7'51 HudsonChester33800running600
3012Erwin Blatt67'51 MercuryBlatt33700running600
3125Ted Chamberlain93Call Me Squirt'50 PlymouthTed Chamberlain33700running600
329Al Fleming47'52 WillysTickle33600running2100
3336Tim Flock91'52 HudsonChesterBlackburn32100accident500
34E.C. Ramsey94'51 FordLouise Smith31800running500
3529Dick Rathman20'52 HudsonWalt Chapman89.950315135accident4600
3632Al Conroy75'52 WillysShurter30800running1500
3766Coleman Lawrence71'50 Plymouth29700running500
3865Charles Weidler79'51 Hudson Hornet27900running500
3945Rudy Hires31'52 Hudson Hornet26700running500
4040Ralph Liguori60'51 Hudson Hornet25600heating500
4124Lamar Crabtree3'51 PlymouthRed Harrelson25400piston00
4228Johnny Bridgers30'52 FordBridgers24400heating00
4344Tommy Moon57'51 HudsonC.D. Wilson24000heating00
4417Bill Blair2'52 Oldsmobile 88Hutchens22300heating00
4551June Cleveland17'51 PlymouthW.A. Smith20500running00
4634Joe Guide52'51 PlymouthSally Guide20000running00
4758Possum Jones61'51 FordStan Parnell19300heating00
486Roy Hall22'52 DeSoto18200tires, fuel00
497Fireball Roberts11'51 FordSaverance17400engine00
5020Jimmie Lewallen32'52 HudsonShelton16800engine200
5130Pete Kelly74'52 Hudson Hornet16200engine00
5246Bobby Myers6'51 FordHutchens14500engine00
5318Buckie Sager18'52 HudsonRed Harrelson14200wheel00
5415Bob Pronger46'52 Oldsmobile 88Bob Griffin14000engine00
5539Larry Mann43Green Hornet'52 Hudson13900rear end00
5663Weldon Adams54'51 PlymouthBridgers12500accident00
5752Jimmy Ingram26'51 Nash Ambassador9100no tires00
5860Gwyn Staley27The Wilkes Boys'52 Ford7400heating00
5926Johnny Gouveia21'51 PlymouthGouveia6100heating00
6013Tommy Thompson40'52 HudsonTommy Thompson37120engine2000
6149Curtis Turner41'52 Oldsmobile 88Eanes3500accident00
6254Gene Darragh5'52 Hudson HornetDarragh3200accident00
63Merritt Brown15'51 Studebaker2800engine00
6419Slick Smith4'51 Oldsmobile 88Frank Christian2200engine500
654Clyde Minter19'52 PackardPaul Nunn2100front end00
6622Jim Paschal12'52 Oldsmobile 88Hutchens1800engine00