1953 Southern 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on September 7, 1953 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
364 L, 497.224 M, 800.072 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 7 87 Buck Baker '53 Oldsmobile 364 151 running
2 1 14 Fonty Flock '53 Hudson 361 48 running
3 10 44 Curtis Turner '53 Oldsmobile 359 0 running
4 13 49 Dick Meyer '53 Dodge 355 0 running
5 4 92 Herb Thomas '53 Hudson 354 124 engine
6 16 80 Jim Paschal '53 Dodge 354 0 running
7 19 46 Speedy Thompson '53 Oldsmobile 351 0 running
8 5 29 Donald Thomas '53 Hudson 350 0 running
9 22 00 Dick Passwater '53 Oldsmobile 350 0 running
10 9 91 Tim Flock '53 Hudson 349 0 running
11 44 42 Lee Petty '53 Dodge 344 0 running
12 24 67 Elton Hildreth '53 Nash 343 0 running
13 21 6 Jimmie Lewallen '53 Oldsmobile 340 0 running
14 8 89 Buddy Shuman '53 Hudson 338 0 running
15 32 21 Neil Roberts '53 Chrysler 335 0 running
16 25 22 George Osborne '53 Hudson 331 0 running
17 29 7 Lloyd Hulette '53 Buick 328 0 running
18 30 8 Gene Comstock '53 Hudson 324 0 running
19 33 71 Fred Dove '51 Ford 324 0 running
20 50 18 Bobby Myers '53 Oldsmobile 321 0 running
21 55 55 Bub King '53 Packard 309 0 running
22 34 60 Tyre Rakestraw '53 Chevrolet 308 0 running
23 47 51 Gober Sosebee '52 Oldsmobile 301 0 running
24 39 50 Bob Weatherly '52 Plymouth 289 0 running
25 37 97 Lacy Jackson '52 Hudson 288 0 crash
26 48 30 Johnny Bridgers '51 Ford 279 0 running
27 40 10 Chet Williams '51 Ford 277 0 running
28 15 06 Marvin Panch '53 Dodge 275 0 overheating
29 50 Elmer Cooper '53 Nash 271 0 running
30 22 08 Arden Mounts '53 Hudson 262 0 radiator
31 12 9 Jim Reed '53 Hudson 260 0 engine
32 38 99 Matt Gowan '53 Plymouth 250 0 running
33 45 2 Bill Blair '53 Oldsmobile 250 0 radiator
34 20 23 Mike Magill '53 Lincoln 244 0 crash
35 54 25 Bill Norton '52 Oldsmobile 241 0 running
36 14 47 Otis Martin '53 Plymouth 238 0 running
37 28 73 Bill Widenhouse '53 Nash 234 0 running
38 26 75 Junior Johnson '53 Oldsmobile 222 0 crash
39 44 16 Weldon Adams '51 Ford 217 0 engine
40 35 74 J.L. Justice '52 Ford 217 0 overheating
41 56 Bob Hunter '53 Oldsmobile 210 0 running
42 3 120 Dick Rathmann '53 Hudson 208 0 hub
43 42 4 Slick Smith '53 Oldsmobile 200 0 gas tank
44 31 77 Dick Allwine '53 Chevrolet 198 0 fuel line
45 6 11 Fireball Roberts '53 Oldsmobile 198 41 a frame
46 19 13 Emory Lewis '53 Oldsmobile 195 0 engine
47 53 19 Clyde Minter '53 Mercury 190 0 oil pressure
48 49 45 Ben Dixon '52 Hudson 187 0 overheating
49 57 Lonnie Bragg '52 Oldsmobile 149 0 engine
50 36 88 Laird Bruner '53 Oldsmobile 142 0 transmission
51 58 Joe Guide '52 Hudson 111 0 oil pressure
52 18 58 Johnny Patterson '53 Hudson 98 0 crash
53 51 48 Slim Rominger '49 Lincoln 69 0 fuel pump
54 11 45 Ralph Liguori '53 Lincoln 68 0 crash
55 27 84 Gayle Warren '53 Studebaker 57 0 gas line
56 2 82 Joe Eubanks '52 Hudson 40 0 spindle
57 43 33 Pop McGinnis '52 Hudson 31 0 engine
58 46 Merritt Brown '53 Studebaker 20 0 transmission
59 52 79 Ned Jarrett '50 Oldsmobile 8 0 oil line
RACE DATA
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available