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1957 Virginia 500


Race 17 of 53


Martinsville
441 laps
Time of race: 3:50:49
Average speed of winner: 57.318 mph
Margin of victory: N/A
Lead changes: 6 among 4 leaders
Cautions: 3 for 51 laps
Lap leaders: Goldsmith 1-54, Lund 55-127, Baker 128-144, Myers 145-232, Baker 233-328, Myers 329-440, Baker 441 (not a last lap pass, Myers crashed while leading, the race was red flagged before Baker could take the lead, but Baker was given the win because he was still running and would line up first on the restart)

Race notes: Finale for Russ Hepler. Only start for Barney Oldfield. Buck Baker took the points lead from Marvin Panch.



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FinishStartDriverCar #SponsorCarOwnerCrew ChiefQualifying SpeedLapsX LedLaps LedStatusMoneyPoints
114Buck Baker87'57 ChevroletBabbMoore4412114running31700
210Curtis Turner99'57 FordDePaolo44100running17700
34Tom Pistone50'57 ChevroletBabb44100accident11250
46Billy Myers14'57 MercuryStroppe4412200accident9800
58Lee Petty42'57 OldsmobilePettyPetty44000running6750
612Jack Smith47'57 ChevroletBabb43600running5000
71Paul Goldsmith3'57 FordYunickYunick65.693432154running4750
85Marvin Panch98'57 FordDePaolo43100running4000
97Fireball Roberts22'57 FordDePaolo42700running3000
1023Jim Paschal17'57 MercuryStroppe41600running3000
112Speedy Thompson46'57 ChevroletBabb40900running2750
1216Brownie King32'56 ChevroletJess Potter40400running2000
139Ralph Earnhardt88'57 OldsmobilePetty39100running2000
1419L.D. Austin74'56 ChevroletL.D. Austin39100running2000
1518George Green76'56 ChevroletLonnie Fish38800running2000
1611Johnny Allen64'57 PlymouthSpook Crawford37700clutch2000
1724Bill Bowman71'56 Chevrolet36300running1750
1822Barney Oldfield24'56 Ford35600running1500
1920Clarence DeZalia94'56 FordDeZalia35100running1500
203Tiny Lund55Brushy Mountain Motors'57 PontiacBumgarner281173engine2950
2113Russ Hepler29'57 PontiacCoulter27000bearing1250
2215Cotton Owens6'57 PontiacNichels21100accident1250
2321Eddie Skinner28'57 FordEddie Skinner14600rear end1250
2417T.A. Toomes421'56 DodgeC.M. Julian12100gasket1250

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