NASCAR in the 1953 season. Full information

5th season of NASCAR, started 1st February and ended at 1st November 1953

Beginners of the season: Johnny Roberts , Johnny Beauchamp , Ned Jarrett , Glen Wood , Herb Tillman , Jack Lawrence , Hank Ribet , Tom Cherry , Bill Adams , Cotton Priddy , Red Douglass , Tom Travis , Mason Bright , Cotton Hodges , Tommy Boger , Ted Lee , Doug Wells , Red Farmer , Harold Nash , Harry Bennett , Jim Lacy , Steve McGrath , Lou Johnson , Al Kent , Joe Bill O'Dell , Buck Mason , Ollie Olson , Gordon Bracken , Leonard Lawrence , Leon Lundy , Bill Jennings , Arden Mounts , Eddie Skinner , J.L. Justice , Chet Williams , Andy Winfree , Stewart McDonald , Earl Foushee , Johnny Zeke , Elbert Allen , Dick Allwine , Leo Bergeron , Buck Smith , Ermon Rush , Hildrey Thomas , Jerry Earl , Russ Truelove , Ralph Sheeler , Elmer Musclow , Wimpy Sipple , Ralph Dutton , Eddie Riker , Bill Cleveland , Neil McDonald , Buddy Krebs , Billy Fritts , Charlie Hoff , Phil Demola , Ed DeWolff , Tony Polito , Don Stumpf , Max King , Leo Ray , Dick Fellows , Ray Springer , Mel Krueger , Marvin Copple , Tubby Harrison , Sandy Slack , Bill Mann , Red Knuter , Don Ostendorf , Keith Lucas , Jerry Draper , Virgil Stockton , Ralph Rose , Curtis Estes , Snuffy Smith , Dick Girvin , George Osborne , Lloyd Hulette , Lacy Jackson , Matt Gowan , Laird Bruner , Slim Rominger , Bob Walden , Chuck Housley , Lou Faver , Lou Thomas , Mickey Rorer , Jim Baker , Ed Spencer , Victor Strassburg , Don Vershure , Parks Surratt , Bill Morgan , Bob Sampson , Bud Harless

List of races and tracks in the 1953 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
West Palm Beach NASCAR 1953 West Palm Beach NASCAR Lee Petty
Dodge Diplomat, #42
Palm Beach Speedway 1st February 1953
Daytona NASCAR 1953 Daytona NASCAR Bill Blair
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #2
Daytona Beach 15th February 1953
Spring Lake NASCAR 1953 Spring Lake NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Harnett Speedway 8th March 1953
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1953 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
North Wilkesboro 29th March 1953
Charlotte NASCAR 1953 Charlotte NASCAR Dick Passwater
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #78
Charlotte Fairgrounds 5th April 1953
Richmond NASCAR 1953 Richmond NASCAR Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1953, #42
Atlantic Fairgrounds 19th April 1953
Macon NASCAR 1953 Macon NASCAR Race 1 Dick Rathmann , Dick Rathman
Hudson Hornet, #120
Central City 26th April 1953
Langhorne NASCAR 1953 Langhorne NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #150
Langhorne 3rd May 1953
Columbia NASCAR 1953 Columbia NASCAR Buck Baker
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #87
Columbia Speedway 9th May 1953
Hickory NASCAR 1953 Hickory NASCAR Race 1 Tim Flock
Hudson Hornet, #91
Hickory Speedway 16th May 1953
Martinsville NASCAR 1953 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1953, #42
Martinsville 17th May 1953
Columbus NASCAR 1953 Columbus NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Powell Motor Speedway 24th May 1953
Raleigh NASCAR 1953 Raleigh NASCAR Fonty Flock
Hudson Hornet, #14
Raleigh 30th May 1953
Shreveport NASCAR 1953 Shreveport NASCAR Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1953, #42
Louisiana Fairground 7th June 1953
Pensacola NASCAR 1953 Pensacola NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Five Flags Speedway 14th June 1953
Langhorne NASCAR 1953 Langhorne NASCAR Race 2 Dick Rathmann , Dick Rathman
Hudson Hornet, #120
Langhorne 21st June 1953
High Point NASCAR 1953 High Point NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Tri-City Speedway 26th June 1953
Wilson County NASCAR 1953 Wilson County NASCAR Race 1 Fonty Flock
Hudson Hornet, #14
Wilson County 28th June 1953
Rochester NASCAR 1953 Rochester NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Monroe County 3rd July 1953
Spartanburg NASCAR 1953 Spartanburg NASCAR Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1953, #42
Piedmont Interstate 4th July 1953
Morristown NASCAR 1953 Morristown NASCAR Dick Rathmann , Dick Rathman
Hudson Hornet, #120
Morristown 10th July 1953
Atlanta NASCAR 1953 Atlanta NASCAR Race 1 Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Lakewood Park 12th July 1953
Rapid City NASCAR 1953 Rapid City NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Rapid City 22nd July 1953
North Platte NASCAR 1953 North Platte NASCAR Dick Rathmann , Dick Rathman
Hudson Hornet, #120
Lincoln City 26th July 1953
Davenport NASCAR 1953 Davenport NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Davenport 2nd August 1953
Hillsborough NASCAR 1953 Hillsborough NASCAR Curtis Turner
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #41
Occoneechee Speedway 9th August 1953
Weaverville NASCAR 1953 Weaverville NASCAR Fonty Flock
Hudson Hornet, #14
Weaverville 16th August 1953
Norfolk NASCAR 1953 Norfolk NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Princess Anne Speedway 23rd August 1953
Hickory NASCAR 1953 Hickory NASCAR Race 2 Fonty Flock
Hudson Hornet, #14
Hickory Speedway 29th August 1953
Darlington NASCAR 1953 Darlington NASCAR Buck Baker
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #87
Darlington 7th September 1953
Macon NASCAR 1953 Macon NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #12
Central City 13th September 1953
Langhorne NASCAR 1953 Langhorne NASCAR Race 3 Dick Rathmann , Dick Rathman
Hudson Hornet, #120
Langhorne 20th September 1953
Bloomsburg NASCAR 1953 Bloomsburg NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Bloomsburg 3rd October 1953
Wilson County NASCAR 1953 Wilson County NASCAR Race 2 Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Wilson County 4th October 1953
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1953 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #12
North Wilkesboro 11th October 1953
Martinsville NASCAR 1953 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Jim Paschal
Dodge Coronet, #80
Martinsville 18th October 1953
Atlanta NASCAR 1953 Atlanta NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Oldsmobile 88 (First generation), #87
Lakewood Park 1st November 1953

Drivers championship 1953

Herb Thomas

United States

Champion

Lee Petty

United States

2nd place

Dick Rathman

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1953 season

Name Points
Herb Thomas 8460
Lee Petty 7814
Dick Rathman 7362
Buck Baker 6713
Fonty Flock 6174
Tim Flock 5011
Jim Paschal 4211
Joe Eubanks 3603
Jimmie Lewallen 3508
Curtis Turner 3373
Speedy Thompson 2958
Slick Smith 2670
Elton Hildreth 2625
Gober Sosebee 2525
Bill Blair 2457
Fred Dove 1997
Bub King 1624
Gene Comstock 1519
Donald Thomas 1408
Ralph Liguori 1336
Pop McGinnis 1113
Otis Martin 1068
Andy Winfree 954
Bob Welborn 761
Johnny Patterson 753
Ted Chamberlain 738
Neil Roberts 738
Buddy Shuman 713
Arden Mounts 644
Bobby Myers 644
Clyde Minter 636
George Osborne 612
Jim Reed 590
Gordon Bracken 538
Don Oldenberg 527
C.H. Dingler 520
Elbert Allen 488
Mike Magill 486
Lloyd Hulette 486
Bill Harrison 480
Tommy Thompson 463
Coleman Lawrence 446
Dub Livingston 435
Buck Smith 400
Jimmy Ayers 384
Bob Walden 356
Eddie Skinner 352
Bill Adams 346
Mel Krueger 336
Johnny Beauchamp 328
Hershel McGriff 322
Dick Allwine 314
Tubby Harrison 272
Ralph Rose 272
Ewell Weddle 264
Pepper Cunningham 260
Virgil Livengood 256
Tom Cherry 221
Ed DeWolff 220
Marvin Panch 214
Ralph Sheeler 204
Buck Mason 202
Fred Moore 192
Glen Wood 188
Chuck Housley 184
Jim Lacy 184
Eddie Riker 180
Ned Jarrett 174
Marvin Copple 168
Jerry Wimbish 168
Leon Lundy 168
Red Duvall 156
Ed Benedict 152
Ermon Rush 152
Steve McGrath 152
Cotton Owens 150
Bill Cleveland 148
Lou Johnson 148
Ted Lee 147
Jerry Earl 144
Leo Ray 144
Roscoe Thompson 144
Gayle Warren 144
Keith Hamner 141
Mickey Rorer 140
Dick Fellows 136
Bill Morgan 136
Bill Jennings 136
Russ Truelove 136
Jack Lawrence 136
Keith Lucas 128
Lyle Scott 128
Sandy Slack 128
Chet Williams 126
George Clark 124
Joe Bill O'Dell 120
Lamar Crabtree 120
Dick Linder 120
Bill Mann 120
Ray Springer 120
Neil McDonald 120
Jerry Draper 120
Stewart McDonald 120
Charlie Causey 119
Lucky Sawyer 117
Joe Guide 117
Al Keller 116
Curtis Estes 112
Red Knuter 112
Hildrey Thomas 112
Paul Newkirk 112
Leonard Lawrence 112
Parks Surratt 112
Nick Nicolette 108
Marion Edwards 104
Jim Baker 104
Al Kent 104
Buddy Krebs 104
Bob Sampson 104
Leo Bergeron 96
Snuffy Smith 96
Billy Fritts 96
Ralph Dutton 96
J.L. Justice 92
Charlie Hoff 92
Elmer Musclow 92
Don Ostendorf 92
Virgil Stockton 88
Cotton Priddy 86
Fireball Roberts 84
Herb Tillman 80
Gene Tapia 80
Max King 80
Bud Harless 80
Phil Demola 80
Matt Gowan 74
Ed Massey 72
Dick Girvin 72
Wimpy Sipple 72
Eddie Van Horn 72
Don Price 72
Allan Clarke 64
Tony Polito 64
Billy Rafter 64
Gwyn Staley 64
Slim Rominger 62
Lacy Jackson 54
Weldon Adams 54
Johnny Bridgers 54
Laird Bruner 54
Ed Spencer 48
Don Stumpf 40
Lou Thomas 40
Victor Strassburg 40
Don Vershure 32
June Cleveland 32
Johnny Zeke 30
Earl Foushee 30
Roy Bentley 30
Earl Moss 30
Red Douglass 26
Charles Weidler 25
Neil Cole 24
Ollie Olson 24
Johnny Roberts 21
Hank Ribet 13
Harry Bennett 13
Tom Travis 13
Mason Bright 13
George Fleming 13
Cotton Hodges 13
Tommy Boger 13
Doug Wells 13
Red Farmer 13
Bob Pronger 13
Tommy Moon 13
Bill Hammersley 12
Harold Nash 8
Paul Parks 8
Lou Faver 8

List of all cars in the 1953 season

Porsche 356

Porsche

Aston Martin ?? 1953

Aston Martin