OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WILKES COUNTY 200

Herb Thomas won the 1953 NASCAR Grand National Series Wilkes County 200 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Wilkesboro Speedway
  • LOCATION: North Wilkesboro
  • LENGTH: 0.625 Miles
  • SURFACE: Dirt
  • PURSE: $3,800

RACE

  • NUMBER: 4
  • NAME: Wilkes County 200
  • DATE: 03-29-1953
  • LAPS / MILES: 200 / 125
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Herb Thomas
  • CAR MAKE: 1953 Hudson
  • AVG SPEED: 71.907
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 6
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 92 Herb Thomas Hudson FABULOUS 0 200 18 Running 1,000
2 3 120 Dick Rathman Hudson Walt Chapman 0 200 70 Running 700
3 4 14 Fonty Flock Oldsmobile Frank Christian 0 0 3 Running 450
4 12 42 Lee Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 Running 350
5 10 43 Jimmie Lewallen Dodge Dave Quate 0 0 0 Running 200
6 5 87 Buck Baker Lincoln Wheatley Motors 0 0 0 Running 150
7 11 82 Joe Eubanks Hudson Oates Motor Co. 0 0 0 Running 125
8 9 4 Slick Smith Oldsmobile Frank Christian 0 0 0 Running 100
9 19 78 Dick Passwater Oldsmobile Frank Arford 0 0 0 Running 75
10 15 55 Bub King Hudson Bub King 0 0 0 Running 50
11 26 8 Gene Comstock Hudson Gene Comstock 0 0 0 Running 25
12 30 60 Dub Livingston Dodge Dub Livingston 0 0 0 Running 25
13 34 100 Otis Martin Mercury Otis Martin 0 0 0 Running 25
14 28 0 Ewell Weddle Plymouth Ewell Weddle 0 0 0 Running 25
15 32 96 Lucky Sawyer Ford Lucky Sawyer 0 0 0 Running 25
16 21 86 Don Oldenberg Packard Bill House 0 0 0 Running 25
17 20 77 Frank Arford Oldsmobile Frank Arford 0 0 0 Running 25
18 25 31 Steve McGrath Hudson George Miller 0 0 0 Running 25
19 33 71 Coleman Lawrence Ford Coleman Lawrence 0 0 0 Running 25
20 29 3 Clyde Minter Ford Coleman Lawrence 0 0 0 Crash 25
21 31 19 Fred Dove Plymouth Fred Dove 0 0 0 Running 25
22 8 41 Curtis Turner Oldsmobile Eanes Motor Co. 0 109 9 Piston 25
23 2 91 Tim Flock Hudson Ted Chester 0 100 100 Bearings 25
24 14 58 Johnny Patterson Hudson H.B. Ranier 0 0 0 Running 25
25 23 2 Bill Blair Oldsmobile Bill Blair 0 0 0 Crash 25
26 13 1 Herschel Buchanan Nash Herschel Buchanan 0 0 0 Spindle 25
27 6 22 Perk Brown Hudson R.G. Shelton 0 0 0 Gas tank 25
28 24 13 Pop McGinnis Hudson Irving Frye 0 0 0 Clutch 25
29 15 167 Elton Hildreth Nash Hildreth Motors 0 0 0 Crash 25
30 22 44 Ray Duhigg Plymouth Julian Petty 0 0 0 Gas line 25
31 7 12 Buddy Shuman Oldsmobile Buddy Shuman 0 0 0 -- 25
32 17 171 Wally Campbell Dodge -- 0 0 0 Rf hub 25
33 18 72 Donald Thomas Ford Doug Meeks 0 0 0 Crash 25
34 27 11 June Cleveland Studebaker -- 0 0 0 Engine 25