OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

VIRGINIA 500

Lee Petty won the 1959 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Virginia 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Martinsville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Martinsville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $12,115

RACE

  • NUMBER: 13
  • NAME: Virginia 500
  • DATE: 05-03-1959
  • LAPS / MILES: 500 / 250
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 3 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Lee Petty
  • CAR MAKE: 1957 Oldsmobile
  • AVG SPEED: 59.512
  • START POSITION: 24th
  • LEAD CHANGES: 4
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 24 42 Lee Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 500 337 Running 3,630
2 20 76 Johnny Beauchamp Chevrolet Carolina Plating 0 0 0 495 0 Running 1,625
3 32 11 Junior Johnson Ford Paul Spaulding 0 0 0 495 78 Running 1,205
4 10 59 Tom Pistone T-Bird Rupert Safety Belt 0 0 0 491 0 Running 775
5 18 9 Roy Tyner Chevrolet Roy Tyner 0 0 0 491 0 Running 600
6 34 49 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Bob Welborn 0 0 0 490 0 Running 500
7 25 43 Richard Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 490 0 Running 375
8 31 41 Joe Weatherly T-Bird Delta Auto Sales 0 0 0 489 0 Running 375
9 17 99 Shorty Rollins Ford Shorty's 0 0 0 486 0 Running 300
10 3 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac W.H. Watson 0 0 0 484 0 Running 300
11 19 21 Glen Wood Ford Wood Brothers 0 0 0 482 13 Running 230
12 11 40 Dave White Chevrolet Dave White 0 0 0 479 0 Running 150
13 16 5 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Tiny Lund 0 0 0 478 0 Running 135
14 29 29 Dick Freeman Chevrolet Dick Freeman 0 0 0 469 0 Vapor lock 125
15 9 4 Rex White Chevrolet Rex White 0 0 0 468 0 Running 125
16 4 44 Ken Rush Chevrolet Chester Barron 0 0 0 468 0 Running 110
17 12 34 GC Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 467 0 Running 110
18 6 32 Brownie King Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 466 0 Running 100
19 14 1 Speedy Thompson Chevrolet Steve Pierce 0 0 0 464 0 Bearing 100
20 7 19 Herman Beam Chevrolet Herman Beam 0 0 0 462 0 Running 100
21 33 17 Fred Harb Mercury Fred Harb 0 0 0 461 0 Running 100
22 35 3 Bunk Moore Ford -- 0 0 0 460 0 Running 100
23 5 64 Shep Langdon Ford Shep Langdon 0 0 0 453 0 Running 90
24 8 74 LD Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 0 0 453 0 Running 90
25 28 48 Fireball Roberts Chevrolet E.C. Wilson 0 0 0 385 0 Rear end 85
26 40 78 Jim Paschal Ford Sam Rice 0 0 0 371 0 Engine 80
27 21 81 Harvey Hege Ford Harvey Hege 0 0 0 339 0 Crash 75
28 22 114 Fritz Wilson T-Bird Fritz Wilson 0 0 0 333 0 Fuel pump 75
29 1 72 Bobby Johns Chevrolet Shorty Johns 0 0 0 297 72 Rear end 75
30 2 77 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Honest Charley 0 0 0 297 0 Head gasket 125
31 37 79 Jerry Draper Chevrolet Jerry Draper 0 0 0 278 0 Engine 50
32 15 36 Tommy Irwin T-Bird Tommy Irwin 0 0 0 275 0 Engine 50
33 30 88 Reds Kagle Chevrolet Reds Kagle 0 0 0 222 0 Engine 50
34 27 96 Bobby Keck Chevrolet Bobby Keck 0 0 0 208 0 Engine 50
35 13 33 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 143 0 Engine 50
36 26 97 Barney Shore Chevrolet Barney Shore 0 0 0 76 0 Oil pressure 0
37 36 7 Jim Reed Chevrolet Jim Reed 0 0 0 47 0 Vapor lock 0
38 38 55 Ben Benz Chevrolet Bernard Friedland 0 0 0 40 0 Brakes 0
39 23 87 Buck Baker Chevrolet Buck Baker 0 0 0 31 0 Transmission 0
40 29 46 Whitey Norman Chevrolet Whitey Norman 0 0 0 23 0 Rr axle 0