1951 Motor City 250 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on August 12, 1951 at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit, MI
250 L, 250 M, 402.25 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 5 40 Tommy Thompson '51 Chrysler 250 58 running
2 13 82 Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co. '50 Oldsmobile 250 7 running
3 15 98 Johnny Mantz '51 Nash 244 0 running
4 25 83 Red Byron Dantone Racing Stable '50 Ford 241 0 running
5 38 43 Paul Newkirk '51 Nash 241 0 running
6 47 34 Jack Goodwin '51 Plymouth 239 0 running
7 22 59 Lloyd Moore '51 Oldsmobile 239 0 running
8 20 50 Ewell Weddle Wheatley Motors '50 Ford 236 0 running
9 30 41 Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co. '51 Oldsmobile 233 92 overheating
10 45 1-X Erick Erickson Packer, Advanced Electric '51 Pontiac 233 0 running
11 56 135 Bill Majot '50 Chevrolet 233 0 running
12 52 10 Jim Fiebelkorn '51 Mercury 233 0 running
13 44 42 Lee Petty Hodges Dodges '51 Plymouth 233 0 running
14 14 33 Lou Figaro '51 Hudson 231 0 running
15 32 142 Bob Myers St. Mary's '51 Packard 230 0
16 55 60 Jim Paschal Wheatley Motors '50 Ford 228 0
17 2 91 Tim Flock Black Phantom '51 Oldsmobile 228 0
18 54 67 Bob Jeffries '51 Lincoln 225 0
19 43 120 John McGinley '51 Hudson 224 0
20 8 7 Bob Flock Gray Ghost '51 Oldsmobile 223 0
21 35 151 Les Snow '50 Oldsmobile 222 0
22 33 38 Iggy Katona Custom Car Expts. '51 Ford 222 0
23 39 88 Dell Pearson '51 Oldsmobile 216 0
24 41 85 Bob Prince Sheldon Motors '50 Hudson 199 0
25 34 2 Bobby Myers '51 Hudson 199 0
26 37 22 Oda Greene '51 Hudson 173 0
27 48 48 John Barker '51 Studebaker 173 0
28 46 102 Ray Duhigg '51 Oldsmobile 167 0 crash
29 53 65 Jack White '50 Oldsmobile 158 0 crash
30 27 36 Danny Letner '51 Hudson 153 0 overheating
31 51 140 Walt Flanders Ford 145 0
32 10 12 Billy Carden '50 Oldsmobile 142 0
33 1 6 Marshall Teague FABULOUS '51 Hudson 136 1 overheating
34 17 18 George Seeger George's Motors '51 Studebaker 133 0
35 4 14 Fonty Flock Red Devil '51 Oldsmobile 130 85 crash
36 12 75 Bob Greer Connell Cadillac '50 Oldsmobile 126 0 crash
37 49 44 Jack Smith Dantone Racing Stable '51 Plymouth 123 0 crash
38 42 198 Billy Myers '51 Plymouth 123 0 crash
39 11 777 Tom Suligoy '51 Packard 115 0 crash
40 58 750 Al Miller '51 Henry J 115 0
41 29 1 Walt Sprague '50 Oldsmobile 113 0
42 3 51 Gober Sosebee West Peach Motors '50 Cadillac 104 7 tie rod
43 18 133 Bobby Booth '50 Oldsmobile 103 0
44 31 32 Tommy Melvin '50 Oldsmobile 92 0 crash
45 16 8 Bud Riley '51 Hudson 89 0 crash
46 23 28 Ray Chase Oster-Barry '51 Hudson 89 0 overheating
47 24 41.5 Bill Blair '50 Oldsmobile 88 0
48 40 175 Bill Holland Connell Cadillac '51 Cadillac 80 0 crash
49 57 30 Elmer Wilson '50 Buick 80 0 crash
50 21 23 Frank Mundy '51 Studebaker 80 0 crash
51 50 9 Freddie Farmer Tom's Grill '51 Nash 77 0
52 9 90 Jim Rathmann '50 Packard 76 0
53 26 118 Ed Benedict '51 Hudson 75 0 overheating
54 28 11 Hershel McGriff Superior '51 Oldsmobile 73 0 crash
55 59 21 Dick Rathmann '51 Hudson 31 0 overheating
56 36 70 Johnny Wohlfiel Copper Heat Ind. '51 Nash 27 0
57 6 92 Herb Thomas FABULOUS '51 Hudson 26 0 overheating
58 7 31 Jesse James Taylor '51 Hudson 14 0 overheating
59 19 188 Pat Flaherty '51 Oldsmobile 13 0
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Leo Kosecki, Leo Richards
Time of Race: 4h:20:28
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory: 37 seconds
Average Speed: 57.588 mph
Cautions: 5 for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: 14 among 6 drivers - Marshall Teague 1, Fonty Flock 2-24, Tommy Thompson 25-26, Fonty Flock 27, Tommy Thompson 28, Fonty Flock 29, Tommy Thompson 30-63, Fonty Flock 64-95, Gober Sosebee 96-102, Fonty Flock 103-130, Curtis Turner 131-212, Tommy Thompson 213-215, Curtis Turner 216-225, Joe Eubanks 226-232, Tommy Thompson 233-250