1955 Southern 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on September 5, 1955 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, SC
366 L, 499.956 M, 804.468 KM - Scheduled Distance

RESULTS
Fin St # Driver Sponsor Make Laps Led Status Pts
1 8 92 Herb Thomas Motoramic '55 Chevrolet 366 76 running
2 21 7 Jim Reed '55 Chevrolet 365 0 running
3 6 16 Tim Flock Mercury Outboards '55 Chrysler 363 45 running
4 24 2 Gwyn Staley Hubert Westmoreland '55 Chevrolet 359 0 running
5 30 96 Larry Flynn W.R. Waldron '55 Ford 359 0 running
6 2 89 Buck Baker Mercury Outboards '55 Buick 359 0 running
7 26 93 Lou Spears J.T. Maness '55 Chevrolet 354 0 running
8 27 70 Cotton Owens Lancaster Brothers '55 Chevrolet 354 0 running
9 4 25 Bill Widenhouse Sam McCuthen '55 Chevrolet 353 2 wheel
10 41 04 Jimmy Massey Hubert Westmoreland '55 Chevrolet 352 0 transmission
11 20 20 Banks Simpson Waldron & Co. '55 Buick 352 0 running
12 5 82 Joe Eubanks Oates Motor Co. '55 Oldsmobile 351 0 running
13 45 44 Marvin Panch Thomason Chevrolet '55 Chevrolet 351 0 running
14 33 54 Nace Mattingly '55 Ford 349 0 running
15 44 88 Jimmie Lewallen Ernest Woods '55 Oldsmobile 348 0 running
16 35 6 Ralph Liguori Wheatley Motors Inc. '55 Mercury 348 0 running
17 13 84 Banjo Matthews Paper Hangers '55 Oldsmobile 348 0 running
18 37 98 Dave Terrell '55 Oldsmobile 346 0 running
19 29 17 Russ Graham Earl Wright '55 Chevrolet 346 0 running
20 18 51 Bill Champion Leland Colvin '55 Buick 346 0 running
21 25 42 Lee Petty Petty Enterprises '55 Dodge 343 0 running
22 46 68 Johnny Patterson Al Wheatley '55 Mercury 342 0 running
23 34 46 Billy Myers Hubert Westmoreland '55 Chevrolet 342 0 running
24 48 95 Lloyd Moore Julian Buesink '55 Ford 342 0 running
25 32 35 Ray Platte Harry Parry '55 Chevrolet 339 0 running
26 38 22 Bill Blair '55 Oldsmobile 332 0 running
27 43 24 Bobby Waddell Jimmy Pardue '55 Chevrolet 331 0 running
28 31 59 Blackie Pitt Brownie Pitt '55 Ford 329 0 running
29 52 12 Jimmy Thompson '55 Plymouth 328 0 running
30 69 49 Bob Welborn '55 Chevrolet 327 0 running
31 61 62 Curley Hatfield '55 Chevrolet 319 0 running
32 50 50 Roy Bentley Marion Cox Garage '55 Chevrolet 317 0 running
33 7 9 Joe Weatherly Schwam Motors '55 Ford 317 141 crash
34 10 78 Jim Paschal Helzafire '55 Oldsmobile 317 0 running
35 59 58 Bill Bowman '54 Nash 311 0 running
36 17 55 Junior Johnson B & L Motors '55 Oldsmobile 308 0 running
37 47 30 Ned Jarrett Mellie Bernard '55 Pontiac 305 0 running
38 57 61 Gene Bergin Malcolm Barlow '54 Dodge 302 0 running
39 9 8 Billy Carden Bishop Brothers '55 Buick 298 0 running
40 55 78 Tojo Stephens '55 Chevrolet 291 0 running
41 62 43 Possum Jones Steve Pierce '55 Chevrolet 276 0 running
42 42 28 Eddie Skinner Frank Dodge '53 Oldsmobile 256 0 running
43 51 71 Harold Kite The Racing Club '55 Oldsmobile 256 0 running
44 36 10 Van Van Wey Ray Fletcher '55 Ford 247 0 crash
45 3 87 Speedy Thompson Mercury Outboards '54 Oldsmobile 235 0 vapor lock
46 22 56 Fred Johnson B & L Motors '55 Cadillac 231 0 tires
47 53 37 Doug Cox Claude Porter '55 Pontiac 225 0 transmission
48 68 81 Gene Comstock '54 Hudson 220 0 running
49 66 94 Clarence DeZalia '54 Ford 210 0 rear end
50 23 77 Dick Allwine Earl Wright '55 Chevrolet 202 0 crash
51 11 36 Fonty Flock Mercury Outboards '55 Chrysler 190 84 crash
52 16 40 Gene Simpson '55 Buick 188 0 transmission
53 19 34 Dick Beaty Ike Kiser '55 Ford 184 0 crash
54 67 32 Jim Thompson '53 Hudson 184 0 crash
55 40 23 Don Duckworth Woodruff Motors '55 Chevrolet 147 0 crash
56 49 18 Arden Mounts Mounts Hudson Sales '54 Hudson 143 0 crash
57 28 15 Jimmy Roland R.C. Rollings '55 Chevrolet 137 0 rear end
58 15 99 Curtis Turner Schwam Motors '55 Ford 133 14 tie rod
59 54 76 Elmo Langley '55 Dodge 79 0 oil pressure
60 14 91 Donald Thomas Herb Thomas '55 Buick 78 0 steering
61 39 14 Slick Smith Mercury Outboards '55 Chevrolet 77 0 gasket
62 12 3 Dick Rathmann John Ditz '55 Chrysler 50 0 transmission
63 60 21 Bud Rackley '54 Oldsmobile 44 0 connect
64 65 41 Tommy Thompson Julian Buesink '55 Ford 41 0 fuel pump
65 58 19 Gordon Smith '55 Chevrolet 39 0 rod bearing
66 1 M-1 Fireball Roberts Fish Carburetor '55 Buick 30 4 crash
67 63 33 Pop McGinnis Owen Cox '55 Chevrolet 18 0 crash
68 56 460 Ed Cole Clarence DeZalia '55 Plymouth 12 0 rod bearing
69 64 11 George Parrish '53 Studebaker 11 0 overheating
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Jack Smith , Ted Wright , Maurice Thompson, Harvey Eakin, Homer Newland, Leland Sewell
Time of Race: ???
Fast Qualifier:
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Margin of Victory:
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Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available