NASCAR in the 1956 season. Full information

8th season of NASCAR, started 13th November and ended at 18th November 1956

Beginners of the season: Paul Goldsmith , Parnelli Jones , Johnny Coy , Bobby Johns , Ralph Moody , Rex White , Emanuel Zervakis , Fred Lorenzen , Jim Sills , Jim Blomgren , Elgin Holmes , Don Stanyer , Bill Stacy , Dick Getty , Bill Thurber , Jack D. McCoy , Leroy DeShields , Jim Stapley , Darvin Randahl , Bob Korf , Ken Milligan , Charlie Scott , Dave Lundman , Pat Zocano , Jim Cushman , Ken Love , Benny DeRosier , Charles Oldham , Pete Yow , W.H. Atkinson , Gene White , Dick Blackwell , Ed Kretz , Joy Fair , Johnny Osteen , Jimmy Mairs , Ralph Murray , Bobby Keck , Chester Barron , Ray Baxter , Whitey Norman , Buzz Woodward , Bill Parks , Buzz Auckland , Don Carr , Charlie Jackson , Brownie King , Sherman Utsman , Rat Garner , George Cork , Bob Duell , Jim Rhoades , Frank Jamison , Carl Anderson , Cy Spencer , Curley Barker , Harold Hardesty , Gordon Haines , Lou Sherman , Bob Keefe , Don Hildreth , Ted Sweeney , Lyle Matlock , Andy Wilson , Harold Beal , Don Hamilton , Sam Steers , Bill Sullivan , Don Porter , Nolan Swift , Bob Ross , Lucky Long , Nick Lari , Al Pombo , Bob Francy , Gene Goodman , Joe Stewart , Herb Gibson , Arnold Denley , Richard Riley , Al White , Bud Erma , Fred Hunt , Tootle Estes , Bill Walker , Johnny Dodson , Pat Grogan , Jess Nelson , Bob Esposito , Frank Edwards , Bill Massey , Chuck Mesler , Sal Tovella , Bob Chauncey , Bill Vesler , Kenny Paulsen , Ray Crowley , Jake Hatcher , Jack Zink , Dan Galullo , Clyde Mitchell , Frank Secrist , Reggie Ausmus , Wally Gervais , Ole Anderson , Wayne Fielden , Fred Frazier , Pete Diviney , Chub Williams , Roz Howard , Tom Lupo , Judge Rider , Bill Brown , Ray Hendrick , Freddy Fryar , Vince Cougineri , Jack Tykarski , Cecil Lassiter , Jack Montgangelo , Ronnie Herra , Corey Benjamin , Francis Dionne , Joe Prismo , Chuck Akerblade , George Green , John Fite , Buck Hall , Jim Donovan , Jim Mundy , Bun Emery , Ralph Earnhardt , James Jones

List of races and tracks in the 1956 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Hickory NASCAR 1955 Hickory NASCAR Race 1 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300B, #301
Hickory Speedway 13th November 1955
Willow Springs NASCAR 1955 Willow Springs NASCAR Chuck Stevenson
Ford ? 1956, #22
Willow Springs 20th November 1955
Charlotte NASCAR 1955 Charlotte NASCAR Race 1 Fonty Flock
Chrysler 300B, #301
Charlotte Fairgrounds 20th November 1955
West Palm Beach NASCAR 1955 West Palm Beach NASCAR Race 1 Herb Thomas
Chevrolet Bel Air (Second generation), #92
Palm Beach Speedway 11th December 1955
Phoenix NASCAR 1956 Phoenix NASCAR Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #301
Arizona State Fairgrounds 22nd January 1956
Daytona NASCAR 1956 Daytona NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300B, #300
Daytona Beach 26th February 1956
West Palm Beach NASCAR 1956 West Palm Beach NASCAR Race 2 Billy Myers
Mercury Monterey, #14
Palm Beach Speedway 4th March 1956
Wilson County NASCAR 1956 Wilson County NASCAR Race 1 Herb Thomas
Chevrolet Bel Air (Second generation), #92
Wilson County 18th March 1956
Atlanta NASCAR 1956 Atlanta NASCAR Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Lakewood Park 25th March 1956
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1956 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300B, #300
North Wilkesboro 8th April 1956
Langhorne NASCAR 1956 Langhorne NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #87
Langhorne 22nd April 1956
Richmond NASCAR 1956 Richmond NASCAR Buck Baker
Dodge ? 1956, #87
Atlantic Fairgrounds 29th April 1956
Columbia NASCAR 1956 Columbia NASCAR Race 1 Speedy Thompson
Dodge ? 1956, #500
Columbia Speedway 5th May 1956
Concord NASCAR 1956 Concord NASCAR Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Concord 6th May 1956
Greenville NASCAR 1956 Greenville NASCAR Buck Baker
Dodge ? 1956, #500
Greenville-Pickens 10th May 1956
Hickory NASCAR 1956 Hickory NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Hickory Speedway 12th May 1956
Hillsborough NASCAR 1956 Hillsborough NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Occoneechee Speedway 13th May 1956
Martinsville NASCAR 1956 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Dodge ? 1956, #502
Martinsville 20th May 1956
New Oxford NASCAR 1956 New Oxford NASCAR Buck Baker
Dodge ? 1956, #500
New Oxford 25th May 1956
Portland NASCAR 1956 Portland NASCAR Race 1 Herb Thomas
Chrysler 300B, #300
Portland Speedway 27th May 1956
Charlotte NASCAR 1956 Charlotte NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Charlotte Fairgrounds 27th May 1956
Syracuse NASCAR 1956 Syracuse NASCAR Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Syracuse 30th May 1956
Eureka NASCAR 1956 Eureka NASCAR Herb Thomas
Chrysler 300B, #300
Eureka 30th May 1956
Merced NASCAR 1956 Merced NASCAR Herb Thomas
Chrysler 300B, #300
Merced 3rd June 1956
LeHi NASCAR 1956 LeHi NASCAR Ralph Moody
Ford Fairline, #12
Memphis-Arkansas 10th June 1956
Charlotte NASCAR 1956 Charlotte NASCAR Race 3 Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Southern States 15th June 1956
Rochester NASCAR 1956 Rochester NASCAR Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Monroe County 22nd June 1956
Portland NASCAR 1956 Portland NASCAR Race 2 John Kieper , Johnny Kieper
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #98
Portland Speedway 24th June 1956
Weaverville NASCAR 1956 Weaverville NASCAR Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1956, #42
Weaverville 1st July 1956
Raleigh NASCAR 1956 Raleigh NASCAR Fireball Roberts
Ford ? 1956, #22
Raleigh 4th July 1956
Spartanburg NASCAR 1956 Spartanburg NASCAR Race 1 Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1956, #42
Piedmont Interstate 7th July 1956
Sacramento NASCAR 1956 Sacramento NASCAR Lloyd Dane
Mercury Monterey, #225
Sacramento 8th July 1956
Chicago NASCAR 1956 Chicago NASCAR Fireball Roberts
Ford ? 1956, #22
Soldier Field 21st July 1956
Shelby NASCAR 1956 Shelby NASCAR Race 1 Speedy Thompson
Dodge ? 1956, #500
Shelby 27th July 1956
Montgomery NASCAR 1956 Montgomery NASCAR Race 1 Marvin Panch
Ford Fairline, #98
Montgomery 29th July 1956
Oklahoma City NASCAR 1956 Oklahoma City NASCAR Jim Paschal
Mercury ? 1956, #75
Oklahoma Fairgrounds 3rd August 1956
Elkhart Lake NASCAR 1956 Elkhart Lake NASCAR Tim Flock
Mercury ? 1956, #15
Elkhart Lake 12th August 1956
Old Bridge NASCAR 1956 Old Bridge NASCAR Ralph Moody
Ford Fairline, #12
Old Bridge 17th August 1956
San Mateo NASCAR 1956 San Mateo NASCAR Eddie Pagan
Ford ? 1956, #45
Bay Meadows 19th August 1956
Norfolk NASCAR 1956 Norfolk NASCAR Billy Myers
Mercury Monterey, #4
Norfolk 22nd August 1956
Spartanburg NASCAR 1956 Spartanburg NASCAR Race 2 Ralph Moody
Ford Fairline, #12
Piedmont Interstate 23rd August 1956
Myrtle Beach NASCAR 1956 Myrtle Beach NASCAR Fireball Roberts
Ford ? 1956, #22
Coastal Speedway 25th August 1956
Portland NASCAR 1956 Portland NASCAR Race 3 Royce Hagerty
Dodge ? 1956, #15
Portland Speedway 26th August 1956
Darlington NASCAR 1956 Darlington NASCAR Curtis Turner
Ford ? 1956, #99
Darlington 3rd September 1956
Montgomery NASCAR 1956 Montgomery NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #87
Montgomery 9th September 1956
Charlotte NASCAR 1956 Charlotte NASCAR Race 4 Ralph Moody
Ford Fairline, #12
Southern States 12th September 1956
Langhorne NASCAR 1956 Langhorne NASCAR Race 2 Paul Goldsmith
Chevrolet Bel Air (Second generation), #3
Langhorne 23rd September 1956
Portland NASCAR 1956 Portland NASCAR Race 4 Lloyd Dane
Ford Fairline, #1
Portland Speedway 23rd September 1956
Columbia NASCAR 1956 Columbia NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Dodge ? 1956, #500
Columbia Speedway 29th September 1956
Hillsborough NASCAR 1956 Hillsborough NASCAR Race 2 Fireball Roberts
Ford ? 1956, #22
Occoneechee Speedway 30th September 1956
Newport NASCAR 1956 Newport NASCAR Fireball Roberts
Ford ? 1956, #22
Newport 7th October 1956
Charlotte NASCAR 1956 Charlotte NASCAR Race 5 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Charlotte Fairgrounds 14th October 1956
Shelby NASCAR 1956 Shelby NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Shelby 23rd October 1956
Martinsville NASCAR 1956 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Jack Smith
Dodge ? 1956, #502
Martinsville 28th October 1956
Hickory NASCAR 1956 Hickory NASCAR Race 3 Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300B, #300
Hickory Speedway 11th November 1956
Wilson County NASCAR 1956 Wilson County NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Chrysler 300B, #300
Wilson County 18th November 1956

Drivers championship 1956

Buck Baker

United States

Champion

Herb Thomas

United States

2nd place

Speedy Thompson

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1956 season

Name Points
Buck Baker 9272
Herb Thomas 8568
Speedy Thompson 8328
Lee Petty 8324
Jim Paschal 7878
Billy Myers 6920
Fireball Roberts 5794
Ralph Moody 5548
Tim Flock 5062
Marvin Panch 4680
Rex White 4642
Johnny Allen 3924
Paul Goldsmith 3788
Gwyn Staley 3550
Joe Eubanks 3292
Joe Weatherly 3084
Bill Amick 3048
Jim Reed 2870
Tiny Lund 2754
Curtis Turner 2580
Jack Smith 2320
Billy Carden 2128
Lloyd Dane 2106
Frank Mundy 1856
Bobby Johns 1832
Bill Champion 1764
Blackie Pitt 1760
Harold Hardesty 1724
Al Watkins 1710
Chuck Meekins 1656
Harvey Henderson 1638
Eddie Pagan 1598
Pat Kirkwood 1540
Clyde Palmer 1516
Johnny Dodson 1508
Johnny Kieper 1506
Junior Johnson 1372
Bill Blair 1264
Ed Cole 1200
Brownie King 1140
Allen Adkins 1104
Bobby Keck 1076
Gordon Haines 1066
Bob Keefe 1066
Dick Beaty 1036
Jim Blomgren 992
Ed Negre 952
Jimmy Massey 950
Fonty Flock 946
Ralph Liguori 0
Cotton Owens 0
Johnny Patterson 0
Pete Yow 0
Bill Hyde 0
Jimmie Lewallen 0
Roz Howard 0
Curley Barker 0
Royce Hagerty 0
Russ Truelove 0
Bobby Myers 0
Bud Erma 0
Bunk Moore 0
John Lindsay 0
Lou Sherman 0
Darvin Randahl 0
Harold Beal 0
Parnelli Jones 0
Bob Ross 0
Al Keller 0
Dink Widenhouse 0
Art Watts 0
Erick Erickson 0
Billy Rafter 0
Ray Chaike 0
George Cork 0
George Green 0
Bob Flock 0
Bob Duell 0
Ken Milligan 0
Sherman Clark 0
Emanuel Zervakis 0
Sherman Utsman 0
Bill Walker 0
Bob Welborn 0
Ernie Young 0
Walt Schubert 0
Jim Cook 0
Bill Moore 0
George Seeger 0
Charlie Jackson 0
Bobby Waddell 0
Ted Cannady 0
Charles Blewitt 0
Chuck Stevenson 0
Dick Allwine 0
C.H. Dingler 0
Carl Hammill 0
Johnny Mantz 0
Mel Larson 0
Bill Widenhouse 0
Bob Korf 0
Shorty York 0
Vince Cougineri 0
Jim Graham 0
Fred Johnson 0
Bob Havemann 0
Pete Stewart 0
Jack Tykarski 0
Donald Thomas 0
Doug Cox 0
Jim Rhoades 0
Bill West 0
Johnny Roberts 0
Cecil Lassiter 0
John McVitty 0
Banjo Matthews 0
Eddie Skinner 0
Nolan Swift 0
Fred Lorenzen 0
Dave Terrell 0
Frank Jamison 0
Jack Radtke 0
Russ Graham 0
Pete Diviney 0
Jesse James Taylor 0
Danny Letner 0
Pee Wee Jones 0
Don Carr 0
Wayne Fielden 0
Fred Frazier 0
Benny DeRosier 0
Jim Sills 0
Ted Sweeney 0
Rat Garner 0
Arden Mounts 0
Possum Jones 0
Bob Ruppert 0
Roy Bentley 0
Gene Simpson 0
Joe Guide 0
Jack Goodwin 0
Chester Barron 0
Jimmy Pardue 0
Gene Goodman 0
Ralph Earnhardt 0
Joe Prismo 0
Peck Peckham 0
Jim Donovan 0
John Fite 0
Larry Flynn 0
Red Farmer 0
Bill Osborne 0
Bill Sullivan 0
Howard Phillippi 0
Dick Blackwell 0
John Dodd, Jr. 0
Don Porter 0
Jack Montgangelo 0
Wally Gervais 0
Joy Fair 0
Jack Choquette 0
Carl Anderson 0
Ned Jarrett 0
Chuck Mahoney 0
Len Sutton 0
Chuck Akerblade 0
Kenneth Wagner 0
Ben Gregory 0
Buzz Woodward 0
Clyde Mitchell 0
Charlie Scott 0
Harvey Eakin 0
Sam Steers 0
Bill Bowman 0
Doug Yates 0
Chub Williams 0
Whitey Norman 0
Richard Riley 0
Fred Hunt 0
Jim Wilson 0
Harold Kite 0
Jerry Morese 0
Tootle Estes 0
Charlie Mincey 0
Bob Esposito 0
Jake Hatcher 0
Bill Thurber 0
Reds Kagle 0
Ken Love 0
Bill Parks 0
Johnny Coy 0
Frank Edwards 0
Jack Zink 0
Robert Slensby 0
Earl Moss 0
Al Pombo 0
Bill Stammer 0
Dick Getty 0
Bill Tanner 0
Bill Massey 0
Chet Thomson 0
Bud Geiselman 0
Don Oldenberg 0
Dave Lundman 0
Lou Spears 0
Lucky Long 0
Dick Burns 0
Chuck Mesler 0
Freddy Fryar 0
Sonny Black 0
Don Hildreth 0
Jess Nelson 0
James Jones 0
Fred Harb 0
Joel Million 0
Gene Bergin 0
Al White 0
Sal Tovella 0
Lyle Matlock 0
Fred Steinbroner 0
Bill Bade 0
Cy Spencer 0
Bun Emery 0
Jack D. McCoy 0
Ray Hendrick 0
Nick Lari 0
Bob Stanclift 0
Nace Mattingly 0
Charlie Cregar 0
Lyle Scott 0
Joe Stewart 0
Tom Lupo 0
Judge Rider 0
Wade Fields 0
Bill Brown 0
Ray Baxter 0
Andy Wilson 0
Jim Mundy 0
John Lansaw 0
Don Hamilton 0
Ed Brown 0
Sonny Walters 0
Bob Francy 0
Bob Chauncey 0
Glen Wood 0
Dan Galullo 0
Cotton Priddy 0
Frank Secrist 0
Tom Pistone 0
Buck Hall 0
Elgin Holmes 0
Ray Thompson 0
Bill Vesler 0
Elton Hildreth 0
Mario Rossi 0
Ronnie Herra 0
Corey Benjamin 0
Francis Dionne 0
Pat Zocano 0
Jim Cushman 0
Herb Gibson 0
Arnold Denley 0
Reggie Ausmus 0
David Ezell 0
Chuck Hanson 0
Joe Bill O'Dell 0
Don Bailey 0
Pat Grogan 0
Charles Oldham 0
Ole Anderson 0
Bud Palmer 0
W.H. Atkinson 0
Gene White 0
Tommy Thompson 0
Ed Kretz 0
Johnny Osteen 0
Dick Linder 0
Buddy Krebs 0
Jimmy Mairs 0
Kenny Paulsen 0
Don Stanyer 0
Bill Stacy 0
Tom Francis 0
Herb Crawford 0
Fred Bince 0
Buzz Auckland 0
Leroy DeShields 0
Dutch Munsinger 0
Jim Stapley 0
Ray Crowley 0
Louis Headley 0
Ed Massey 0
Johnny Zeke 0
Jack Richardson 0
John Dodd, Sr. 0
Owen Loggins 0
Ralph Murray 0
George Mantooth 0

List of all cars in the 1956 season

Chrysler 300B

Chrysler