1951 Southern 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on September 3, 1951 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
400 L, 546.4 M, 879.2 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 2 92 Herb Thomas FABULOUS '51 Hudson 400 311 running
2 3 31 Jesse James Taylor '51 Hudson 399 6 running
3 19 17 Buddy Shuman '51 Ford 391 0 running
4 5 77 Hershel McGriff '51 Oldsmobile 390 1 running
5 7 11 Fireball Roberts Saverance Motors '51 Ford 387 0 running
6 38 1 Harold Kite '51 Oldsmobile 384 0 running
7 27 46 Leon Sales '51 Oldsmobile 384 0 running
8 4 14 Fonty Flock Red Devil '51 Oldsmobile 383 0 running
9 6 16 Bill Snowden '51 Ford 383 0 running
10 55 24 Pap White '51 Plymouth 383 0 running
11 45 91 Tim Flock Black Phantom '51 Oldsmobile 379 0 running
12 16 12 Slick Smith '50 Oldsmobile 379 0 running
13 52 34 Jack Goodwin '51 Plymouth 378 0 running
14 12 8 Billy Carden West Peachtree Motors '51 Cadillac 377 0 running
15 24 42 Lee Petty Petty Special '51 Plymouth 373 0 running
16 51 51 Gober Sosebee Cherokee Garage '51 Oldsmobile 373 0 running
17 44 70 Bud Farrell '51 Plymouth 373 0 running
18 23 99 Billy Myers '51 Plymouth 373 0 running
19 80 64 Bill Widenhouse '51 Plymouth 371 0 running
20 39 18 George Seeger '51 Studebaker 371 0 running
21 11 4 Gayle Warren Blevins Motor Co. '51 Studebaker 370 0 crash
22 30 95 Freddie Farmer Tom's Grill '51 Nash 370 0 running
23 82 71 Cotton Owens '51 Plymouth 370 0 running
24 60 56 Ed Benedict '51 Hudson 370 0 running
25 54 83 Red Byron Dantone Racing Stable '51 Ford 368 0 crash
26 29 66 Bud Riley Northeast Motors '51 Hudson 368 0 running
27 10 7 Bob Flock Gray Ghost '51 Oldsmobile 368 0
28 62 30 Jimmie Lewallen '51 Plymouth 367 0
29 63 61 Tommy Melvin '51 Oldsmobile 367 0
30 31 86 Earl Moss '51 Studebaker 366 0
31 25 50 Ewell Weddle '51 Ford 365 0
32 48 90 Shorty York '51 Nash 363 0
33 47 6 Marshall Teague FABULOUS '51 Hudson 361 39 crash
34 43 78 Johnny Yountz '51 Plymouth 361 0 crash
35 49 10 Ted Swaim Hight-Riley Motors '51 Ford 360 0
36 50 67 Jim Fiebelkorn '51 Lincoln 360 0
37 21 37 Gene Comstock '50 Oldsmobile 357 0
38 65 74 Oliver Dial '51 Chevrolet 355 0
39 22 60 Jim Paschal Wheatley Motors '50 Ford 353 0
40 79 32 Reino Tulonen '51 Henry J 353 0
41 61 94 Ted Chamberlain '51 Plymouth 340 0
42 73 96 J.E. Hardie '51 Ford 339 0
43 41 93 Donald Thomas '51 Plymouth 337 0
44 75 9 Iggy Katona '51 Chrysler 337 0
45 70 20 Joe Merola '51 Oldsmobile 335 0
46 76 33 Dave Anderson '51 Kaiser 335 0
47 57 49 Bob Pronger '50 Oldsmobile 332 0
48 17 57 Jack Smith '51 Oldsmobile 323 0
49 78 43 Billy Tibbert '51 Dodge 318 0
50 69 75 Jimmy Warden '51 Hudson 314 0
51 58 5 Gene Darragh Griffin Motors '50 Oldsmobile 309 0
52 53 27 Gwyn Staley The Wilkes Boys '51 Ford 303 0
53 72 21 Jim Delaney '51 Ford 294 0
54 33 15 Erick Erickson Advance Electric, Packer '51 Pontiac 281 0
55 68 2 Bill Blair '51 Ford 275 0
56 14 87 Buck Baker Troy Motor Co. '51 Ford 275 0
57 26 41 Curtis Turner Eanes Motor Co. '51 Oldsmobile 272 43 engine
58 40 72 Wade Fields '51 Plymouth 268 0
59 15 22 Lloyd Dane '51 Ford 263 0
60 64 48 John Barker '51 Studebaker 258 0
61 77 44 Buck Baity '50 Buick 248 0
62 8 28 Ray Chase '50 Oldsmobile 237 0
63 18 25 Jimmy Thompson '51 Ford 236 0
64 67 3 Jimmy Ayers '50 Plymouth 225 0
65 9 38 Frank Gise '51 Studebaker 215 0 wheel
66 32 97 Sandy Lynch '51 Ford 215 0
67 28 80 Bob Johnson '51 Studebaker 214 0
68 66 89 Herb Trimble '51 Oldsmobile 198 0
69 37 55 Bub King '50 Plymouth 149 0
70 74 40 Tommy Thompson '51 Nash 148 0 rf hub
71 34 52 Bill Rexford '50 Oldsmobile 143 0
72 81 58 Fred Moore '51 Mercury 112 0
73 46 26 Weldon Adams '51 Plymouth 104 0
74 36 47 Murrace Walker '51 Studebaker 104 0
75 71 82 Joe Eubanks '51 Oldsmobile 92 0
76 35 98 Johnny Mantz '51 Nash 88 0 valve
77 56 39 Rudy Hires '51 Ford 82 0
78 59 35 Sonny Black '51 Plymouth 73 0
79 13 59 Lloyd Moore '51 Ford 61 0
80 42 19 Lee Connell '51 Pontiac 58 0 crash
81 20 73 Bobby Booth '50 Oldsmobile 53 0
82 1 23 Frank Mundy '51 Studebaker 12 0 oil pressure
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Joe Weatherly
Time of Race: 6h:30:05
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory: 1 laps
Average Speed: 76.906 mph
Cautions: 4 for 26 laps - not available
Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers - Herb Thomas 1-5, Jesse James Taylor 6-11, Hershel McGriff 12, Marshall Teague 13-51, Curtis Turner 52-94, Herb Thomas 95-400