OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

NASHVILLE 300

Joe Lee Johnson won the 1959 NASCAR GRAND NATIONAL SERIES Nashville 300 at Nashville Speedway.

TRACK

  • NAME: Nashville Speedway
  • LOCATION: Nashville
  • LENGTH: 0.500 Miles
  • SURFACE: Pavement
  • PURSE: $11,450

RACE

  • NUMBER: 31
  • NAME: Nashville 300
  • DATE: 08-09-1959
  • LAPS / MILES: 300 / 150
  • CAUTIONS / LAPS: 0 / 0

WINNER

  • NAME: Joe Lee Johnson
  • CAR MAKE: 1957 Chevrolet
  • AVG SPEED: 63.343
  • START POSITION: 2nd
  • LEAD CHANGES: 0
POINTS LAPS
Fin St # Driver Make Sponsor Tot Race Bonus Tot Led Status Money
1 2 77 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet Honest Charley 0 0 0 300 1 Running 2,912
2 4 76 Larry Frank Chevrolet Carolina Plating 0 0 0 297 0 Running 1,453
3 12 10 Elmo Langley Buick Ratus Walters 0 0 0 297 0 Running 1,125
4 3 42 Lee Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 297 0 Running 900
5 10 36 Tommy Irwin T-Bird Tommy Irwin 0 0 0 295 0 Running 750
6 16 9 Cotton Owens Chevrolet Roy Tyner 0 0 0 290 0 Running 450
7 22 41 Joe Weatherly T-Bird Delta Auto Sales 0 0 0 289 0 Running 500
8 14 25 Gene White Chevrolet Gene White 0 0 0 286 0 Running 350
9 11 12 Bob Reuther Ford Marvin Porter 0 0 0 284 0 Running 250
10 5 16 Bud Crothers Chevrolet -- 0 0 0 283 0 Running 225
11 7 87 Buck Baker Chevrolet Lynton Tyson 0 0 0 281 0 Running 250
12 20 34 GC Spencer Chevrolet G.C. Spencer 0 0 0 278 0 Axle 175
13 26 192 George Alsobrook Ford Joe Jones 0 0 0 277 0 Running 150
14 30 32 George Green Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 273 0 Running 140
15 17 19 Herman Beam Chevrolet Herman Beam 0 0 0 262 0 Running 125
16 25 74 LD Austin Chevrolet L.D. Austin 0 0 0 251 0 Running 110
17 19 92 Gerald Duke T-Bird Gerald Duke 0 0 0 249 0 Running 125
18 6 49 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Bob Welborn 0 0 0 234 0 Axle 200
19 13 22 Harlan Richardson Ford Harlan Richardson 0 0 0 224 0 Running 100
20 9 189 Herb Lewis Chevrolet -- 0 0 0 221 0 Ball joint 100
21 29 20 Benny Rakestraw Mercury Spook Crawford 0 0 0 213 0 Running 75
22 21 97 Jim Austin Ford -- 0 0 0 211 0 Rear end 75
23 15 110 Jimmy Mairs Ford -- 0 0 0 202 0 Engine 75
24 1 4 Rex White Chevrolet Rex White 0 0 0 176 0 Rear end 510
25 24 31 Brownie King Chevrolet Jess Potter 0 0 0 84 0 Fan belt 75
26 23 13 Andy Hampton Chevrolet Tommy Thompson 0 0 0 76 0 Bearing 50
27 27 59 Tom Pistone T-Bird Rupert Safety Belt 0 0 0 51 0 Engine 50
28 18 44 Tiny Lund Chevrolet Julian Petty 0 0 0 30 0 Overheating 50
29 8 43 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 0 0 0 12 0 Engine 50
30 28 89 Buddy Baker Chevrolet Lynton Tyson 0 0 0 10 0 Engine 50