OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Buck Baker won the 1957 NASCAR Grand National Series Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $12,240

RACE

  • NUMBER: 17
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 05-19-1957
  • LAPS / MILES: 441 / 221
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 51

WINNER

  • NAME: Buck Baker
  • CAR MAKE: 1957 Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 57.318
  • START POSITION: 14th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 5
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 14 87 Buck Baker Chevrolet Hugh Babb 0 441 113 Running 3,170
2 10 99 Curtis Turner Ford DePaolo Engineering 0 441 0 Running 1,770
3 4 50 Tom Pistone Chevrolet Hugh Babb 0 441 0 Crash 1,125
4 6 14 Billy Myers Mercury Bill Stroppe 0 441 201 Crash 980
5 8 42 Lee Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 440 0 Running 675
6 12 47 Jack Smith Chevrolet Hugh Babb 0 436 0 Running 500
7 1 3 Paul Goldsmith Ford Smokey's Best Damn Garage 0 432 54 Running 475
8 5 98 Marvin Panch Ford DePaolo Engineering 0 431 0 Running 400
9 7 22 Fireball Roberts Ford DePaolo Engineering 0 427 0 Running 300
10 23 17 Jim Paschal Mercury Bill Stroppe 0 416 0 Running 300
11 2 46 Speedy Thompson Chevrolet Hugh Babb 0 409 0 Running 275
12 16 32 Brownie King Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 404 0 Running 200
13 9 88 Ralph Earnhardt Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 391 0 Running 200
14 19 74 L.D. Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 391 0 Running 200
15 18 76 George Green Chevrolet Lonnie Fish 0 388 0 Running 200
16 11 64 Johnny Allen Plymouth Spook Crawford 0 377 0 Clutch 200
17 24 71 Bill Bowman Chevrolet Bill Bowman 0 363 0 Running 175
18 22 24 Barney Oldfield Ford Rat Garner 0 356 0 Running 150
19 20 94 Clarence DeZalia Ford Clarence DeZalia 0 351 0 Running 150
20 3 55 Tiny Lund Pontiac A.L. Bumgarner 0 281 73 Engine 295
21 13 29 Russ Hepler Pontiac Howard Coulter 0 270 0 Bearing 125
22 15 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac Ray Nichels 0 211 0 Crash 125
23 21 28 Eddie Skinner Ford Eddie Skinner 0 146 0 Rear end 125
24 17 421 T.A. Toomes Dodge C.M. Julian 0 121 0 Gasket 125