1956 Southern 500 NASCAR Grand National.jpg
Held on September 3, 1956 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 11 99 Curtis Turner '56 Ford 364 224 running
2 1 57 Speedy Thompson '56 Chrysler 362 15 running
3 2 8 Marvin Panch '56 Ford 359 40 running
4 23 7 Jim Reed '56 Chevrolet 359 0 running
5 4 3 Paul Goldsmith '56 Chevrolet 358 0 running
6 17 26 Jim Paschal '56 Mercury 358 31 running
7 3 97 Bill Amick '56 Ford 357 0 running
8 16 9 Joe Weatherly '56 Ford 352 0 running
9 30 47 Bobby Johns '56 Chevrolet 349 0 running
10 20 93 Pat Kirkwood '56 Pontiac 347 0 running
11 28 10 Rex White '56 Chevrolet 345 0 running
12 15 86 Tim Flock '56 Ford 345 19 running
13 22 61 Roz Howard '56 Chevrolet 343 0 running
14 25 38 Johnny Patterson '56 Chevrolet 343 0 running
15 35 32 Junior Johnson '56 Chevrolet 342 0 running
16 14 14 Billy Myers '56 Mercury 341 0 running
17 68 35 Lee Petty '56 Ford 340 0 running
18 39 80 Harold Hardesty '56 Oldsmobile 339 0 running
19 42 81 Elmo Langley '56 Chevrolet 338 0 running
20 46 43 Shorty York '56 Ford 336 0 running
21 19 31 Bill Champion '56 Ford 336 0 running
22 65 69 Possum Jones '56 Chevrolet 336 0 running
23 57 11 Emanuel Zervakis '56 Chevrolet 334 0 running
24 54 16 Tiny Lund '56 Chevrolet 331 0 running
25 45 64 Johnny Allen '56 Plymouth 330 0 running
26 6 87 Buck Baker '56 Chrysler 330 0 running
27 53 91 Jack Smith '56 Chevrolet 329 0 running
28 36 19 Billy Carden '56 Ford 329 0 running
29 24 75 Bill Blair '56 Mercury 327 0 running
30 33 63 Sherman Utsman '56 Chevrolet 327 0 running
31 64 65 Lou Spears '56 Plymouth 322 0 running
32 50 60 Brownie King '56 Chevrolet 320 0 running
33 9 82 Joe Eubanks '56 Ford 317 0 gasket
34 66 48 Allen Adkins '56 Ford 315 0 running
35 43 89 Tom Lupo '56 Ford 313 0 running
36 29 21 Gene Bergin '56 Dodge 308 0 running
37 31 88 Ralph Liguori '56 Oldsmobile 300 0 axle
38 7 27 Frank Mundy '56 Dodge 276 0 engine
39 40 66 Harvey Henderson '56 Ford 266 0 running
40 61 34 Dick Beaty '56 Ford 264 0 crash
41 67 84 Judge Rider '56 Ford 258 0 running
42 52 23 Wade Fields '56 Ford 244 0 running
43 56 54 Bill Brown '55 Buick 235 0 crash
44 55 73 Larry Flynn '56 Buick 222 0 crash
45 62 83 Johnny Dodson '56 Chevrolet 204 0 wheel
46 63 59 Blackie Pitt '56 Plymouth 202 0 rear end
47 51 6 Pat Grogan '56 Mercury 202 0 gas tank
48 47 30 Clyde Palmer '56 Plymouth 177 0 overheating
49 5 92 Herb Thomas '56 Chevrolet 173 0 crash
50 18 1 Parnelli Jones '56 Ford 169 0 crash
51 13 22 Fireball Roberts '56 Ford 166 35 crash
52 44 44 Ray Hendrick '56 Chevrolet 163 0 engine
53 10 52 Bill Widenhouse '56 Ford 159 0 engine
54 27 29 Dink Widenhouse '56 Ford 158 0 crash
55 48 50 Roy Bentley '56 Ford 146 0 crash
56 58 24 Ken Love '56 Ford 134 0 running
57 8 12 Ralph Moody '56 Ford 119 0 crash
58 12 15 Fonty Flock '56 Mercury 117 0 spindle
59 32 98 Danny Letner '56 Dodge 113 0 crash
60 37 40 Don Oldenberg '56 Plymouth 100 0 gas tank
61 34 76 Bobby Myers '56 Mercury 91 0 gas tank
62 21 95 Bob Duell '56 Ford 90 0 rear end
63 60 51 Nace Mattingly '56 Ford 73 0 engine
64 41 5 Pee Wee Jones '56 Dodge 60 0 throttle
65 26 2 Gwyn Staley '56 Chevrolet 57 0 crash
66 49 25 Doug Yates '56 Chevrolet 54 0 crash
67 70 72 Peck Peckham '55 Chevrolet 27 0 gasket
68 38 17 Russ Graham '56 Chevrolet 26 0 crash
69 69 13 Jesse James Taylor '56 Ford 25 0 engine
70 59 18 Arden Mounts '56 Pontiac 12 0 piston
RACE DATA
Failed to Qualify: Bryce Beck , Bobby Boyd, Pete Yow, Joe Blair, Rat Garner, Everett Beshear, Matt Gowan, Jud Larson, William Pike
Time of Race: ???
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Margin of Victory: 2 laps
Average Speed: ??? mph
Cautions: ?? for ?? laps - not available
Lead Changes: ?? among ?? drivers - not available