NASCAR Convertible Division

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Series Overview
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Series Founded: 1956 Series Disbanded: 1959
Car Style: Stock Convertibles Region: Midwest & East Coast
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Curtis Turner (38) Most Titles: Bob Welborn (3)
Number of Races: 134 Number of Drivers: 236
Project Status: COMPLETE
In December 2014, The Third Turn back ported the results to this series. We are looking for some confirmation on some of the Sweepstakes (combined GN-Convertible races) data, assuring that drivers who competed in Sweepstakes races were counted toward their proper series.


Series was known as SAFE Circuit of Champions before NASCAR acquired it prior to the 1956 season.

Driver T5s Starts %
Bob Welborn 75 124 60.5%
Joe Weatherly 63 110 57.3%
Curtis Turner 50 82 61%
Glen Wood 44 100 44%
Larry Frank 27 122 22.1%
Gwyn Staley 24 50 48%
Jimmy Massey 21 59 35.6%
Possum Jones 20 80 25%
Jimmie Lewallen 15 39 38.5%
Ken Rush 15 56 26.8%
Don Oldenberg 14 60 23.3%
Lee Petty 14 28 50%
Larry Odo 13 49 26.5%
Allen Adkins 10 33 30.3%
Frank Mundy 9 13 69.2%
Joe Lee Johnson 9 22 40.9%
Fireball Roberts 9 17 52.9%
Richard Petty 9 21 42.9%
Marvin Panch 8 25 32%
Danny Letner 7 23 30.4%
Tom Pistone 7 35 20%
Darel Dieringer 7 21 33.3%
Roy Tyner 6 35 17.1%
Tiny Lund 6 28 21.4%
Jack Smith 5 16 31.3%
Roger Baldwin 5 25 20%
Paul Goldsmith 5 7 71.4%
Buck Baker 5 20 25%
Bill Amick 4 7 57.1%
Bobby Myers 4 8 50%
Dick Joslin 3 34 8.8%
Wilbur Rakestraw 3 15 20%
Billy Carden 3 18 16.7%
Jimmy Thompson 3 34 8.8%
Johnny Dodson 3 6 50%
Banjo Matthews 3 6 50%
Frankie Schneider 3 9 33.3%
Rex White 3 5 60%
George Dunn 2 9 22.2%
Art Binkley 2 49 4.1%
Bill Lutz 2 37 5.4%
Shep Langdon 2 58 3.4%
Mel Larson 2 47 4.3%
Bill Morton 2 15 13.3%
Doug Cox 2 6 33.3%
Gene White 2 23 8.7%
Brownie King 2 32 6.3%
Shorty Rollins 2 10 20%
Jim Reed 2 5 40%
Fred Harb 2 28 7.1%
Bob Pronger 2 14 14.3%
Gene Blair 2 25 8%
Tim Flock 2 4 50%
John Dodd, Sr. 1 3 33.3%
Buzz Woodward 1 1 100%
Benny Rakestraw 1 11 9.1%
Roz Howard 1 5 20%
Al Tasnady 1 16 6.3%
Sonny Walters 1 4 25%
Bob Beck 1 22 4.5%
Gober Sosebee 1 6 16.7%
Bill Poor 1 56 1.8%
Eddie Pagan 1 1 100%
Dick Beaty 1 19 5.3%
Bob Walden 1 5 20%
Speedy Thompson 1 1 100%
Billy Rafter 1 20 5%
Whitey Norman 1 39 2.6%
Joe Eubanks 1 16 6.3%
Norman Schihl 1 30 3.3%
Jim Paschal 1 8 12.5%
George Green 1 17 5.9%
G.C. Spencer 1 9 11.1%
Bob Burdick 1 3 33.3%
Tommy Irwin 1 5 20%
Bun Emery 1 16 6.3%
Bill Brown 1 34 2.9%
Bobby Johns 1 4 25%
Ralph Earnhardt 1 2 50%
Herb Thomas 1 1 100%
Junior Johnson 1 2 50%
Buddy Baker 1 5 20%
Fonty Flock 1 3 33.3%
Elmo Langley 1 11 9.1%
Ned Jarrett 1 8 12.5%
Tootle Estes 1 4 25%