OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Buck Baker won the 1956 NASCAR Grand National Series Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $10,275

RACE

  • NUMBER: 18
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 05-20-1956
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 7 / 20

WINNER

  • NAME: Buck Baker
  • CAR MAKE: 1956 Dodge
  • AVG SPEED: 60.824
  • START POSITION: 1st
  • LEAD CHANGES: 5
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 1 502 Buck Baker Dodge Carl Kiekhaefer 0 500 125 Running 3,100
2 2 500 Speedy Thompson Dodge Carl Kiekhaefer 0 500 259 Running 1,500
3 5 42 Lee Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 0 497 0 Running 1,025
4 8 3 Paul Goldsmith Chevrolet Smokey Yunick 0 496 0 Running 750
5 9 2 Gwyn Staley Chevrolet Hubert Westmoreland 0 491 0 Running 600
6 7 X Rex White Chevrolet Max Welborn 0 483 0 Running 450
7 19 418 Sherman Utsman Chevrolet -- 0 477 0 Running 350
8 13 14 Billy Myers Mercury Bill Stroppe 0 475 0 Running 300
9 21 91 Jack Smith Chevrolet Ted Chester 0 475 0 Running 200
10 15 12 Ralph Moody Ford Southeastern Dealers 0 467 0 Running 175
11 33 19 Harvey Henderson Ford Harvey Henderson 0 464 0 Running 150
12 22 55 Tiny Lund Pontiac A.L. Bumgarner 0 463 0 Running 100
13 6 7A Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 458 0 Running 100
14 34 240 Reitzel Darner Ford Rat Garner 0 441 0 Rf hub 100
15 12 1 Bobby Myers Chevrolet -- 0 436 0 Rf hub 100
16 18 22 Fireball Roberts Ford DePaolo Engineering 0 435 0 Running 75
17 30 16 Ray Chaike Chevrolet Gus Holzmueller 0 430 0 Running 75
18 25 9 Pee Wee Jones Ford -- 0 419 0 Running 75
19 32 211 George Cork Plymouth -- 0 405 0 Running 75
20 3 92 Herb Thomas Chevrolet Herb Thomas 0 377 116 Engine 75
21 29 209 Pete Stewart Plymouth Pete Stewart 0 356 0 Rr axle 60
22 28 18 Arden Mounts Pontiac Arden Mounts 0 338 0 Running 60
23 10 285 Don Carr Pontiac Jim Stephens 0 304 0 Lug bolt 60
24 14 150 Fred Lorenzen Chevrolet Fred Lorenzen 0 293 0 Running 60
25 4 75 Jim Paschal Mercury C U Later Alligator 0 293 0 Bearing 60
26 31 59 Blackie Pitt Buick Brownie Pitt 0 252 0 Rf hub 60
27 7 286 Cotton Owens Pontiac Jim Stephens 0 243 0 Rf hub 60
28 24 32 Ted Cannady Chevrolet Ted Cannady 0 156 0 Transmission 60
29 23 204 Darvin Randahl Ford Darvin Randahl 0 149 0 Piston 60
30 16 11 Tim Flock Chevrolet Mauri Rose Engineering 0 69 0 Crash 60
31 26 264 Johnny Allen Plymouth Spook Crawford 0 37 0 Transmission 60
32 35 35 Joe Bill O'Dell Rambler Joe Gilliam 0 37 0 Crash 60
33 20 95 Bob Duell Ford Julian Buesink 0 29 0 Crash 60
34 27 195 Jim Rhoades Packard -- 0 25 0 Tire 60
35 17 6 Ralph Liguori Dodge Ralph Liguori 0 8 0 Piston 60