MERCED FAIRGROUNDS

MERCED, CA

Merced Fairgrounds is a .5 mile Oval. It falls in the category of Short Track (an oval racetrack that is 1 mile or less in length.).

The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Merced Fairgrounds was in 1956 and the last Cup Series race was in 1956.

Rank Driver Total Poles
1 Herb Thomas 1
Rank Driver Total Wins
1 Herb Thomas 1
Date Race Name Winner Start Make Cautions/Laps Lead Changes
06-03-56 1956-24 Herb Thomas 1 Chrysler 0/0 0
  • Track Length: .5 Miles
  • Track Shape: Oval
  • Track Type: ST
  • First Race: 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Last Race: 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • # of NASCAR Cup Races: 1
  • Qualifying Record: Herb Thomas, 58.234 mph on 06-03-1956
  • Race Record: Herb Thomas (1956 Chrysler) 47.325 mph on 06-03-1956
  • Largest Purse: $4,285 for the 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Most Cautions: 0 at the 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Most Caution Laps: 0 at the 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Least Cautions:
  • Least Caution Laps:
  • Most Lead Changes: 0 at the 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Least Lead Changes: 0 at the 1956-24 on 06-03-1956
  • Most Wins: 1 - Herb Thomas
  • Most Poles: 1 - Herb Thomas
  • Most Top Fives: 1 - Jim Graham
  • Most Top Tens: 1 - John Kieper