1959 NASCAR Grand National Series

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1959 NASCAR Grand National Series
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The 1959 NASCAR Grand National Series was the 11th season of professional stock car racing in the United States. The season, which began on November 9, 1958 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was contested over 44 races. The season ended at Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on October 25, 1959. Lee Petty was the drivers' champion,[1] while his son, Richard Petty won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year award.[2] Chevrolet won the Manufacturers' Championship.[3]


No. Track Date Winning driver Manufacturer Report
1 Champion Speedway, Fayetteville November 9 Bob Welborn Chevrolet
2 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 20 Bob Welborn Chevrolet
3 February 22 Lee Petty Oldsmobile Report
4 Orange Speedway, Hillsborough March 1 Curtis Turner Ford
5 Concord Speedway, Midland March 8 Curtis Turner Ford
6 Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta March 22 Johnny Beauchamp Ford
7 Wilson Speedway, Wilson March 29 Junior Johnson Ford
8 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem March 30 Jim Reed Ford
9 Columbia Speedway, Cayce April 4 Jack Smith Chevrolet
10 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro April 5 Lee Petty Oldsmobile
11 Reading Fairgrounds, Reading April 26 Junior Johnson Ford
12 Hickory Speedway, Hickory May 2 Junior Johnson Ford Report
13 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway May 3 Lee Petty Oldsmobile
14 Trenton Speedway, Trenton May 17 Tom Pistone Ford
15 Southern States Fairgrounds, Charlotte May 22 Lee Petty Oldsmobile
16 Nashville Speedway, Nashville May 24 Rex White Chevrolet
17 Ascot Stadium, Los Angeles May 30 Parnelli Jones Ford
18 Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg June 5 Jack Smith Chevrolet
19 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville June 13 Junior Johnson Ford
20 Lakewood Speedway, Atlanta June 14 Lee Petty Plymouth
21 Columbia Speedway, Cayce June 18 Lee Petty Plymouth
22 Wilson Speedway, Wilson June 20 Junior Johnson Ford
23 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond June 21 Tom Pistone Ford
24 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem June 27 Rex White Chevrolet
25 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville June 28 Rex White Chevrolet
26 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 4 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Report
27 Heidelberg Raceway, Pittsburgh July 21 Jim Reed Chevrolet
28 Southern States Fairgrounds, Charlotte July 26 Jack Smith Chevrolet
29 Rambi Raceway, Myrtle Beach August 1 Ned Jarrett Ford
30 Southern States Fairgrounds, Charlotte August 2 Ned Jarrett Ford
31 Nashville Speedway, Nashville August 9 Joe Lee Johnson Chevrolet
32 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville August 16 Bob Welborn Chevrolet Report
33 Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem August 21 Rex White Chevrolet
34 Greenville-Pickens Speedway, Greenville August 22 Buck Baker Chevrolet
35 Columbia Speedway, Cayce August 29 Lee Petty Plymouth
36 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 7 Jim Reed Chevrolet Report
37 Hickory Speedway, Hickory September 11 Lee Petty Plymouth
38 Atlantic Rural Fairgrounds, Richmond September 13 Cotton Owens Ford
39 California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento September 13 Eddie Gray Ford
40 Orange Speedway, Hillsborough September 20 Lee Petty Plymouth
41 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway September 27 Rex White Chevrolet
42 Asheville-Weaverville Speedway, Weaverville October 11 Lee Petty Plymouth
43 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 18 Lee Petty Plymouth
44 Concord Speedway, Midland October 25 Jack Smith Chevrolet


  1. ^ "1959 NASCAR Grand National Standings". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Flatter, Ron. "He made racing not-so-Petty". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sprint Cup Page". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "1959 NASCAR Grand National Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved January 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "1959 NASCAR Grand National Results". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved January 22, 2016.

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