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NASCAR RESULTS
Kenneth Rudeen
March 05, 1956
GRAND NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACE—160 miles (race ended after 152 miles), Late Model Stock Cars—Winner: Tim Flock, 1956 Chrysler 300B—qualifying speed 135.747; 90.83 mph average; Second: Billy Myers, 1956 Mercury; Third: Ralph Moody, 1956 Ford.
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March 05, 1956

Nascar Results

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GRAND NATIONAL STOCK CAR RACE—160 miles (race ended after 152 miles), Late Model Stock Cars—Winner: Tim Flock, 1956 Chrysler 300B—qualifying speed 135.747; 90.83 mph average; Second: Billy Myers, 1956 Mercury; Third: Ralph Moody, 1956 Ford.

NASCAR NATIONAL CONVERTIBLE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE—160 miles, Late Model Convertibles—Winner: Curtis Turner, 1956 Ford—not qualified; 96.11 mph average; Second: Glenn Roberts, 1956 Ford; Third: Herb Thomas, 1956 Chevrolet.

SPORTSMAN AND MODIFIED STOCK CAR RACE—125 miles—Winner: Tim Flock, 1939 Chevrolet, Oldsmobile fuel-injection—qualifying speed 137.405; 89.41 mph average; Second: Glen Wood, '40 Ford Sportsman; Third: Billy Myers, '37 Ford Sportsman.

FLYING MILE RUNS (southbound, northbound and averge times)

1956 U.S. PASSENGER CARS—Class 7—Over 350 Cubic Inches—Tim Flock, Atlanta, Ga. '56 Chrysler 300B, 142.914, 136.003, 139.373; Vicki Wood, Detroit, Mich. '56 Chrysler 300B, 143.827, 129.125, 136.081; Warren Koechling, Miami, Fla. '56 Chrysler 300B, 132.792, 125.435, 129.009.

Class 6—305 to 3 50 Cubic Inches—Danny Eames, Manhattan Beach, Calif. '56 Dodge D-500, 133.038, 128.205, 130.577; Nicky Griffin, Detroit, Mich. '56 Mercury, 131.868, 119.840, 125.567; Billy Myers, Germantown, N.C. '56 Mercury, 128.205, 121.008, 124.503.

Class 5—259 to 305 Cubic Inches—Murray Hartley, Erie, Pa. '56 Chevrolet, 126.895, 116.241, 121.335; Raymond Fulmer Jr., Saluda, S.C.'56 Chevrolet, 123.414, 115.348, 119.245; Joe Weatherly, Norfolk, Va. '56 Ford, 121.704, 114.759, 118.130.

Class 4—213 to 259 Cubic Inches—Frieda Herrmann, Detroit, Mich. '56 Ford, 94.093, 86.497, 90.135.

LADIES' CLASS—U.S. PRODUCTION PASSENGER CARS—Vicki Wood, Detroit, Mich. '56 Chrysler 300B, 143.827, 129.125, 136.081; Nicky Griffin, Detroit, Mich. '56 Mercury, 131.868, 119.840, 125.567; Frieda Herrmann, Detroit, Mich. '56 Ford, 94.093, 86.497, 90.135.

U.S. PRODUCTION SPORTS CARS—JohnFitch, Stamford, Conn. '56 Chevrolet Corvette, 154.972, 137.195, 145.543; Betty Skelton, Winter Haven, Fla.'56 Chevrolet Corvette, 145.044, 131.195, 137.773; Andrew Hotton, Dearborn, Mich.'56 Thunderbird, 141.621, 127.886, 134.404.

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