OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WILKES 160

Buck Baker won the 1955 NASCAR Grand National Series Wilkes 160 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: North Wilkesboro Speedway
  • LOCATION: North Wilkesboro
  • LENGTH: 0.625 Miles
  • SURFACE: Dirt
  • PURSE: $4,285

RACE

  • NUMBER: 44
  • NAME: Wilkes 160
  • DATE: 10-23-1955
  • LAPS / MILES: 160 / 100
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Buck Baker
  • CAR MAKE: 1956 Ford
  • AVG SPEED: 72.347
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 0
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 87 Buck Baker Ford DePaolo Engineering 0 160 160 Running 1,100
2 4 42 Lee Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 0 160 0 Running 700
3 12 2 Gwyn Staley Chevrolet Hubert Westmoreland 0 159 0 Running 475
4 9 9 Joe Weatherly Ford Purple Pig 0 159 0 Running 365
5 11 300 Tim Flock Chrysler Mercury Outboards 0 159 0 Running 310
6 6 301 Fonty Flock Chrysler Mercury Outboards 0 159 0 Running 250
7 10 20 Speedy Thompson Chrysler Mercury Outboards 0 157 0 Running 200
8 5 B-29 Dink Widenhouse Ford Dink Widenhouse 0 157 0 Running 150
9 19 198 Dave Terrell Oldsmobile Dave Terrell 0 156 0 Running 100
10 16 44 Jim Paschal Chevrolet Julian Petty 0 154 0 Running 100
11 17 04 Jimmy Massey Chevrolet Hubert Westmoreland 0 154 0 Running 75
12 18 88 Jimmie Lewallen Oldsmobile Ernest Woods 0 151 0 Running 60
13 8 49 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Bob Welborn 0 145 0 Running 50
14 23 24 Bobby Waddell Chevrolet Jimmy Pardue 0 138 0 Running 50
15 27 460 Ed Cole Plymouth Brooks Brothers 0 136 0 Running 50
16 24 28 Eddie Skinner Oldsmobile Frank Dodge 0 132 0 Running 50
17 25 27 John McVitty Chevrolet John McVitty 0 128 0 Wheel 50
18 15 5 Ralph Liguori Buick Ralph Liguori 0 127 0 Stalled 50
19 13 22 Bill Blair Oldsmobile Bill Blair 0 127 0 Rf hub 50
20 7 99 Curtis Turner Ford Schwam Motors 0 103 0 Rf hub 50
21 2 92 Herb Thomas Chevrolet Motoramic 0 90 0 Crash 0
22 21 89 Ned Jarrett Buick Ned Jarrett 0 70 0 Fuel pump 0
23 3 98 Marvin Panch Ford Pete DePaolo 0 50 0 Overheating 0
24 14 70 Joe Eubanks Chevrolet Lancaster Brothers 0 40 0 Steering 0
25 22 20 Banks Simpson Buick Waldron & Co. 0 40 0 Radiator 0
26 20 55 Junior Johnson Oldsmobile B & L Motors 0 35 0 Bumper 0
27 28 9-A Tom Pistone Chevrolet Tom Pistone 0 28 0 Overheating 0
28 26 71 Ted Cannady Oldsmobile Ted Cannady 0 25 0 Steering 0