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1955 Southern 500


Race 35 of 45


Darlington
366 laps
Time of race: 5:25:25
Average speed of winner: 92.281 mph
Margin of victory: 1 lap
Lead changes: 10 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 51 laps
Lap leaders: Roberts 1-4, T. Flock 5-10, F. Flock 11-94, T. Flock 95-109, Turner 110-123, T. Flock 124-147, Widenhouse 148-149, Weatherly 150-278, H. Thomas 279-306, Weatherly 307-317, H. Thomas 318-366

Race notes: Debut for Dick Beaty, Doug Cox, Larry Flynn, Russ Graham, Curley Hatfield, Jimmy Roland, and Jim Thompson. Finale for Gene Comstock, Lloyd Moore, and Van Van Wey. Only start for Ed Bergin, Don Duckworth, Ray Platte, Bud Rackley, and Tojo Stephens.

Video links: Highlights



FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
18Herb Thomas92'55 ChevroletHerb ThomasYunick366277running74800
221Jim Reed7'55 ChevroletJim Reed36500running15500
36Tim Flock16'55 ChryslerKiekhaeferKiekhaefer363345running25000
424Gwyn Staley2'55 ChevroletWestmoreland35900running13000
530Larry Flynn96'55 Ford35900running11750
62Buck Baker89'55 BuickBuck Baker35900running10550
726Lou Spears93'55 Chevrolet35400running7000
827Cotton Owens70'55 Chevrolet35400running6000
94Bill Widenhouse25'55 ChevroletMcCuthen35312wheel4450
1041Jimmy Massey4'55 ChevroletWestmoreland35200transmission4000
1120Banks Simpson20Waldron & Co.'55 Buick35200running4750
125Joe Eubanks82'55 OldsmobileOates35100running5500
1345Marvin Panch44'55 ChevroletWelborn35100running3000
1433Nace Mattingly54'55 FordMattingly34900running3500
1544Jimmie Lewallen88'55 OldsmobileErnest Woods34800running3350
1635Ralph Liguori6'55 MercuryWheatley34800running4000
1713Banjo Matthews84Paper Hangers'55 Oldsmobile34800running2450
1837Dave Terrell98'55 OldsmobileTerrell34600running1650
1929Russ Graham17'55 ChevroletEarl Wright34600running1550
2018Bill Champion51'55 BuickLeland Colvin34600running1950
2125Lee Petty42'55 DodgePettyPetty34300running3350
2246Johnny Patterson68'55 Mercury34200running2250
2334Billy Myers46'55 ChevroletWestmoreland34200running1150
2448Lloyd Moore95'55 FordBuesink34200running1600
2532Ray Platte35'55 ChevroletHarry Parry33900running1000
2638Bill Blair22'55 OldsmobileBill Blair33200running900
2743Bobby Waddell24'55 ChevroletPardue33100running750
2831Blackie Pitt59'55 FordBrownie Pitt32900running750
2952Jimmy Thompson12'55 Plymouth32800running2750
3069Bob Welborn49'55 ChevroletWelborn32700running750
3161Curley Hatfield62'55 Chevrolet31900running600
3250Roy Bentley50Marion Cox Garage'55 Chevrolet31700running600
337Joe Weatherly9'55 FordSchwam3172140accident15000
3410Jim Paschal78'55 OldsmobileErnest Woods31700running600
3559Bill Bowman58'54 Nash31100running2600
3617Junior Johnson55B&L Motors'55 Oldsmobile30800running600
3747Ned Jarrett30'55 PontiacMellie Bernard30500running2600
3857Ed Bergin61'54 DodgeBarlow30200running1600
399Billy Carden8'55 BuickBishop Brothers29800running600
4055Tojo Stephens78'55 Chevrolet29100running600
4162Possum Jones43'55 ChevroletSteve Pearce27600steering600
4242Eddie Skinner28'53 OldsmobileFrank Dodge25600running600
4351Harold Kite71'55 Oldsmobile25600running600
4436Van Van Wey10'55 FordRay Fletcher24700accident600
453Speedy Thompson87'54 OldsmobileBob Griffin23500vapor lock800
4622Fred Johnson56B&L Motors'55 Cadillac23100tires2600
4753Doug Cox37'55 PontiacClaude Porter22500transmission1500
4858Gene Comstock81'54 HudsonMounts22000running2500
4966Clarence DeZalia94'54 FordDeZalia21000rear end500
5023Dick Allwine77'55 ChevroletEarl Wright20200accident500
5111Fonty Flock36'55 ChryslerKiekhaeferKiekhaefer112.781190184accident10400
5216Gene Simpson40'55 BuickHarbaugh18800transmission500
5319Dick Beaty34'55 Ford18400accident500
5467Jim Thompson32'53 Hudson Hornet18400accident1500
5540Don Duckworth23Woodruff Motors'55 Chevrolet14700accident500
5649Arden Mounts18'54 HudsonMounts14300accident1000
5754Jimmy Roland15'55 ChevroletRollings13700rear end500
5815Curtis Turner99'55 FordSchwam133114tie rod1900
5954Elmo Langley76'55 Dodge7900oil pressure1000
6014Donald Thomas91'55 BuickHerb Thomas7800steering500
6139Slick Smith14'55 ChevroletFrank Christian7700gasket500
6212Dick Rathman3'55 ChryslerDitz5000transmission1300
6360Bud Rackley21'54 Oldsmobile4400connecting rod500
6465Tommy Thompson41'55 FordBuesink4100fuel pump500
6558Gordon Smith19'55 Chevrolet3900rod bearing500
661Fireball RobertsM-1'55 Buick110.6823014accident1400
6763Pop McGinnis33'55 ChevroletOwen Cox1800accident500
6856Ed Cole460'55 PlymouthDeZalia1200rod bearing1500
6964George Parrish11'53 StudebakerPontress1100heating2500