OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

SOUTHERN 500

Speedy Thompson won the 1957 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Darlington Raceway
  • LOCATION: Darlington
  • LENGTH: 1.375 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $41,175

RACE

  • NUMBER: 40
  • NAME: Southern 500
  • DATE: 09-02-1957
  • LAPS / MILES: 364 / 501
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 6 / 23

WINNER

  • NAME: Speedy Thompson
  • CAR MAKE: 1957 Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 100.094
  • START POSITION: 7th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 13
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 7 46 Speedy Thompson Chevrolet Oates Motor Co. 0 0 0 364 210 Running 13,590
2 1 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac Ray Nichels 0 0 0 361 18 Running 6,100
3 32 98 Marvin Panch Ford Marvin Panch 0 0 0 360 0 Running 3,745
4 12 7 Jim Reed Ford Jim Reed 0 0 0 356 0 Running 2,155
5 9 87 Buck Baker Chevrolet Buck Baker 0 0 0 356 0 Running 1,650
6 45 2 Billy Carden Chevrolet Hubert Westmoreland 0 0 0 354 0 Running 1,225
7 29 14 Billy Myers Ford Billy Myers 0 0 0 353 0 Running 1,125
8 25 40 Johnny Mackison Ford Camp Hill Special 0 0 0 352 0 Running 975
9 48 48 Possum Jones Chevrolet Inalley Chevrolet 0 0 0 350 0 Running 775
10 28 47 Jack Smith Chevrolet Jack Smith 0 0 0 348 9 Crash 785
11 3 31 Curtis Turner Ford Smokey Yunick 0 0 0 346 51 Running 1,060
12 27 64 Johnny Allen Plymouth Spook Crawford 0 0 0 345 0 Running 600
13 17 34 Dick Beaty Ford Dick Beaty 0 0 0 341 0 Running 350
14 4 80 Jimmie Lewallen Pontiac Sam Rice 0 0 0 340 0 Running 370
15 34 45 Eddie Pagan Ford Eddie Pagan 0 0 0 339 0 Running 250
16 23 77 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 0 0 335 0 Running 225
17 26 20 Jimmy Thompson Ford Jimmy Thompson 0 0 0 328 0 Running 225
18 38 54 Nace Mattingly Ford Nace Mattingly 0 0 0 326 0 Running 200
19 37 74 LD Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 0 0 312 0 Running 200
20 11 55 Tiny Lund Pontiac Brushy Mountain Motors 0 0 0 308 0 Running 300
21 31 32 Brownie King Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 307 0 Running 150
22 35 96 Bobby Keck Chevrolet Bobby Keck 0 0 0 283 0 Running 150
23 41 51 Roy Tyner Ford Roy Tyner 0 0 0 282 0 Running 150
24 8 42 Lee Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 281 31 Crash 750
25 42 71 George Parrish Studebaker Joe Frazier 0 0 0 263 0 Running 350
26 33 12 Marvin Porter Ford Oscar Maples 0 0 0 221 0 Engine 100
27 30 10 Whitey Norman Ford Whitey Norman 0 0 0 215 0 Engine 100
28 20 44 Rex White Chevrolet Max Welborn 0 0 0 210 0 Axle 100
29 19 95 Bob Duell Ford Julian Buesink 0 0 0 156 0 Radiator 100
30 49 13 Peck Peckham Chevrolet William Meyer 0 0 0 155 0 Engine 100
31 39 35 Bill Champion Ford John Whitford 0 0 0 130 0 Rear end 100
32 18 97 Bill Amick Ford Bill Amick 0 0 0 102 0 Crash 150
33 10 22 Fireball Roberts Ford Fireball Roberts 0 0 0 101 41 Crash 460
34 22 11 Parnelli Jones Ford Oscar Maples 0 0 0 99 0 Crash 100
35 50 75 Jim Paschal Ford Frank Hayworth 0 0 0 84 0 Piston 100
36 36 17 Shorty York Mercury Jim Paschal 0 0 0 79 0 Engine 300
37 16 89 Joe Caspolich Ford Pappy Crane 0 0 0 66 0 Crash 200
38 46 26 Bill Blair Ford Sam Rice 0 0 0 63 0 Crash 100
39 24 90 Runt Harris Chevrolet Junie Donlavey 0 0 0 50 0 Clutch 100
40 14 9 Joe Weatherly Ford Holman-Moody 0 0 0 37 0 Crash 130
41 13 84 Banjo Matthews Ford Banjo Matthews 0 0 0 31 0 Engine 120
42 44 30 Cale Yarborough Pontiac Bob Weatherly 0 0 0 31 0 Rf hub 100
43 2 4 Bobby Myers Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 27 1 Crash 260
44 6 3 Paul Goldsmith Ford Pee Dee Motors 0 0 0 27 3 Crash 200
45 43 88 Chuck Hansen Chevrolet Chuck Hansen 0 0 0 23 0 Piston 100
46 21 38 Gwyn Staley Chevrolet Julian Petty 0 0 0 22 0 Coil 100
47 5 62 Frankie Schneider Chevrolet Frankie Schneider 0 0 0 19 0 Engine 100
48 15 92 Fonty Flock Pontiac Keith Motors 0 0 0 18 0 Crash 100
49 40 68 Neil Castles Ford Neil Castles 0 0 0 13 0 Oil pressure 100
50 47 41 TA Toomes Dodge C.M. Julian 0 0 0 3 0 Brakes 300