OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA 500

Bob Welborn won the 1959 NASCAR Grand National Series Western North Carolina 500 at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Asheville-Weaverville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Weaverville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $15,275

RACE

  • NUMBER: 32
  • NAME: Western North Carolina 500
  • DATE: 08-16-1959
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Bob Welborn
  • CAR MAKE: 1959 Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 71.633
  • START POSITION: 4th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 0
Finish Start # Driver Make Sponsor Points Laps Led Status Money
1 4 49 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Bob Welborn 0 500 1 Running 3,200
2 9 42 Lee Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 497 0 Running 2,025
3 5 47 Jack Smith Chevrolet Jack Smith 0 493 0 Running 1,325
4 6 77 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Honest Charley 0 489 0 Running 975
5 1 4 Rex White Chevrolet Rex White 0 489 0 Running 800
6 12 76 Larry Frank Chevrolet Carolina Plating 0 486 0 Running 700
7 19 6 Cotton Owens T-Bird W.H. Watson 0 484 0 Running 625
8 11 88 Buck Baker Chevrolet Lynton Tyson 0 484 0 Running 575
9 27 12 Marvin Porter Ford Marvin Porter 0 480 0 Running 455
10 3 72 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 470 0 Running 425
11 37 95 Bob Duell Ford Julian Buesink 0 466 0 Running 400
12 31 34 G.C. Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 463 0 Fuel 375
13 29 64 Shep Langdon Ford Shep Langdon 0 457 0 Running 325
14 13 5 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Tiny Lund 0 455 0 Running 275
15 38 74 L.D. Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 454 0 Running 250
16 26 32 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 453 0 Running 250
17 21 11 Ned Jarrett Ford Ned Jarrett 0 452 0 Running 250
18 36 27 Dominic Persicketti Ford -- 0 444 0 Running 225
19 28 192 George Alsobrook Ford Joe Jones 0 425 0 Running 225
20 30 20 Benny Rakestraw Mercury Spook Crawford 0 420 0 Fuel 220
21 23 19 Herman Beam Chevrolet Herman Beam 0 410 0 Lr axle 210
22 18 9 Roy Tyner Chevrolet Roy Tyner 0 407 0 Rr axle 200
23 8 10 Elmo Langley Buick Ratus Walters 0 379 0 Rear end 175
24 25 22 Harlan Richardson Ford Harlan Richardson 0 342 0 Running 150
25 41 46 Whitey Norman Chevrolet Whitey Norman 0 339 0 Running 140
26 22 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 281 0 Crash 100
27 24 16 Bud Crothers Chevrolet -- 0 266 0 Oil pressure 100
28 2 21 Glen Wood Ford Wood Brothers 0 254 0 Driveshaft 100
29 17 40 Dave White Chevrolet Dave White 0 216 0 Lr axle 100
30 35 13 Earl Balmer Chevrolet Tommy Thompson 0 202 0 Engine 100
31 7 36 Tommy Irwin T-Bird Tommy Irwin 0 187 0 Engine 0
32 20 25 Gene White Chevrolet Gene White 0 158 0 Engine 0
33 34 86 Neil Castles Ford Neil Castles 0 144 0 Spindle 0
34 39 59 Tom Pistone T-Bird Rupert Safety Belt 0 142 0 Engine 0
35 10 93 Banjo Matthews T-Bird T-Bird Power Products 0 123 0 Shocks 0
36 16 17 Fred Harb Ford Fred Harb 0 83 0 Engine 0
37 15 92 Speedy Thompson T-Bird Gerald Duke 0 75 0 Rf hub 0
38 33 23 Bill Scott Chevrolet -- 0 65 0 Overheating 0
39 40 18 Freddy Fryar Pontiac Red Bank 0 53 0 Pistons 0
40 14 41 Joe Weatherly T-Bird Delta Auto Sales 0 44 0 Engine 0
41 32 31 Brownie King Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 44 0 Fan belt 0