'Fireball's' Career Year by Year, Race by Race

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1950

Race Site Cars St Fin No. Owner Car Laps Money Led
1 Daytona Beach 41   33 11 Jim Davis Hudson 8/48 25 0
3 Langhorne 28   15 51   Ford 121/150 50 0
10 Hillsboro 27 15 1 71 Sam Rice Olds 100/100 1,125 43
12 Hamburg 33 3 2 11 Sam Rice Olds 200/200 750 9
13 Darlington 75 67 2 82 Sam Rice Olds 391/400 3,500 0
14 Langhorne 48 4 3 82 Sam Rice Olds  /200 700 0
15 North Wilkesboro 26 1 16 82 Sam Rice Olds  /200 50 0
17 Martinsville 21 5 6 11 Sam Rice Olds 192/200 200 0
19 Hillsboro 29 2 21 11 Sam Rice Olds 126/175 75 8

1951

Race Site Cars St Fin No. Owner Car Laps Money Led
1 Daytona Beach 54   45 85   Plymouth  /39 0 0
2 Charlotte 39 11 8 11 Sam Rice Olds 139/150 100 0
3 Mobile 24 22 19 11 Sam Rice Olds  /150 25 0
5 Hillsboro 33 4 14 11 Sam Rice Olds  /95 25 0
7 North Wilkesboro 38 3 38 11 Sam Rice Olds 3/150 10 0
8 Martinsville 35 5 32 11 Sam Rice Olds  /200 10 0
10 Columbus 31 23 24 11 Sam Rice Olds 96/200 25  
24 Darlington 82 7 5 11 Ed Saverance Ford 387/400 910 0
25 Columbia 29 4 2 11 Ed Saverance Ford 200/200 700 0

1952

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Daytona Beach 61 44 52 11 Ed Saverance Ford  /37 0 0
3 Jacksonville 29   24 11 Ed Saverance Ford  /200 25 0
6 Columbia 22   21 11 Ed Saverance Ford 59/200 25 0
10 Darlington 24 1 8 11 Ed Saverance Ford 76/80 100 15
25 Darlington 66 7 49 11 Ed Saverance Ford 174/400 0 0
29 Wilson 22 12 16 11 Ed Saverance Ford 81/200 25  
33 Atlanta 24 11 18 16 Bill Snowden Hudson 53/100 25 0

1953

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
13 Raleigh 49   39 11 Ed Saverance Ford 154/300 25 0
30 Darlington 59 6 45 11 LeLand Colvin Olds 198/364 340 41

1954

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Daytona Beach 62 14 8 25 LeLand Colvin Olds 38/39 200 0
4 Atlanta 34   22 25 LeLand Colvin Olds 85/100 0  
14 Raleigh 35   20 25 LeLand Colvin Olds 181/250 100 0
17 Columbia 18   13 25 LeLand Colvin Olds 164/200 25  
31 Darlington 50 2 7 25 LeLand Colvin Olds 343/364 730 0

1955

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
4 Daytona Beach 48 4 48* M-1 Bob Fish Buick 39/39 0 0
35 Darlington 69 1 66 M-1 Bob Fish Buick 30/366 140 4

*Won race, but was disqualified because of push rod "polishing and evening". A thinner head gasket was allowed, thus the necessity for rod modification. No performance advantage was recognized and even eventual winner Tim Flock did not see it as a violation. But 'Big' Bill France ruled with a heavy technical hand..........

1956

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
6 Daytona Beach 76 32 59 22 Pete DePaolo Ford  /37 0  
7 W. Palm Beach 30 27 5 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 191/200 290 0
10 North Wilkesboro 29 6 25 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 38/160 0 0
11 Langhorne 41 15 31 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 59/150 0 0
12 Richmond 24 15 18 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 95/200 50 0
17 Hillsboro 31 4 4 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 100/100 365 0
18 Martinsville 35 18 16 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 435/500 75 0
25 LeHi 29 5 21 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 88/167 50 0
26 Charlotte 19 1 4 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 193/200 320 26
29 Weaverville 29 1 18 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 142/200 100  
30 Raleigh 36 32 1
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22 Pete DePaulo Ford 250/250 3,000 201
31 Spartanburg 18 1 2 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 625  
33 Chicago 25 3 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 850 1
34 Shelby 17 3 4 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 200/201 365  
35 Montgomery 14 6 10 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 172/200 100  
36 Oklahoma City 12 5 3 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 198/200 450 0
37 Elkhart Lakes 26 17 3 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 63/63 1,275 0
38 Old Bridge 25   4 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 199/200 320 0
39 San Mateo 37 11 8 12 Pete DePaulo Ford 233/241 250  
40 Norfolk 14 2 8 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 198/250 150  
41 Spartanburg 18 5 8 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 192/200 150 0
42 Myrtle Beach 20 3 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 950 1
44 Darlington 70 13 51 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 166/364 160 34
45 Montgomery 22 16 4 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 195/200 365 0
46 Charlotte 26 2 19 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 96/200 50 78
47 Langhorne 44 3 17 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 220/300 125 38
49 Columbia 18 5 4 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 360 0
50 Hillsboro 23 6 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 110/110 950 28
51 Newport 22 14 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 850 51
52 Charlotte 27 4 10 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 126/133 100 0
53 Shelby 26 9 12 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 142/200 100  
54 Martinsville 40 19 5 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 394/400 600 12
56 Wilson 24 9 4 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 365  

1957

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
1 Lancaster 34 5 2 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 60/60 1,000 0
3 Titusville 15 2 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 56/56 850 29
4 Daytona Beach 57 14 37 22 Pete DePaulo Ford  /39 25 0
5 Concord 20 5 4 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 320 54
6 Wilson 21 1 9 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 182/200 100 100
7 Hillsboro 19 1 17 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 41/110 100 38
8 Weaverville 18 2 13 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 104/200 100 50
9 North Wilkesboro 20 1 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 160/160 850 160
10 Langhorne 28 2 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 150/150 1,890 99
11 Charlotte 20 4 1
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22 Pete DePaulo Ford 200/200 700 21
12 Spartanburg 20 6 2 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 200/200 525  
13 Greensboro 19 3 5 22 Pete DePaulo Ford 247/250 270 0
15 Shelby 18 2 1
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22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 700 34
16 Richmond 22 3 2 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 199/200 525 159
17 Martinsville 24 7 9 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 427/441 300 0
20 New Oxford 28 8 2 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 200/200 525  
21 Lancaster 17 2 14 22 Pete DePaolo Ford 169/200 125  
23 Newport 17 5 1
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22 Fireball Roberts Ford 200/200 1,000 1
24 Columbia 20 7 16 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 71/200 100  
26 Spartanburg 22 7 9 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 178/187 150 0
27 Jacksonville 19 5 12 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 108/200 125  
28 Raleigh 53 25 13 11 Fireball Roberts Ford 242/250 350 0
29 Charlotte 21 13 5 34 Dick Beaty Ford 195/200 270 0
30 LeHi 28 6 3 11 Paul Spaulding Ford 134/134 1,375 0
32 Hickory 25 7 5 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 250/250 245 0
33 Norfolk 23 4 21 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 44/250 50  
34 Lancaster 19 2 7 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 188/200 175 0
35 Watkins Glen 20 3 2 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 44/44 625 0
7 New Oxford 32 3 31 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 24/200 25
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38 Old Bridge 23 5 6 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 199/200 210 0
39 Myrtle Beach 15 2 3 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 198/200 400  
40 Darlington 50 10 33 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 101/364 460 41
41 Syracuse 24 5 5 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 95/100 255 0
42 Weaverville 20 15 10 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 194/200 140 0
45 Langhorne 48 2 17 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 247/300 225  
46 Columbia 19 6 15 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 92/200 100  
47 Shelby 21 9 14 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 149/200 100 34
48 Charlotte 28 5 2 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 200/200 575  
49 Martinsville 40 13 12 7 Buck Baker Chevrolet 482/500 350 0
50 Newberry 23 10 1
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22 Fireball Roberts Ford 200/200 900 118
51 Concord 26 5 1
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22 Fireball Roberts Ford 200/200 900 108
52 North Wilkesboro 26 1 21 22 Fireball Roberts Ford 61/160 50 61

1958

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Daytona Beach 49 7 9 M-1 Bob Fish Buick 37/39 250 0
10 Atlanta 25 6 3 494 Beau Morgan Ford 100/100 400 0
20 Trenton 34 17 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 500/500 6,500 380
28 Raleigh 55 3 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 250/250 3,800 133
37 Nashville 32 4 30 22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 40/200 60 0
38 Weaverville 38 2 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 500/500 2,650 1
41 Darlington 48 2 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 364/364 13,220 196
43 Birmingham 18 3 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 200/200 800 1
49 Martinsville 40 4 1
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22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 350/350 2,875 165
51 Atlanta 40 12 2 22 Frank Strickland Chevrolet 150/150 1,200 1

1959

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Daytona Beach 38 1 33 3 Jim Stephens Pontiac 14/40 0 0
3 Daytona Beach 59 46 45 3 Jim Stephens Pontiac 56/200 650 21
6 Atlanta 21 4 8 22 Jim Stephens Chevrolet 85/100 150 0
13 Martinsville 40 28 25 48 E.C. Wilson Chevrolet 385/500 85 0
20 Atlanta 40 13 6 88 Buck Baker Chevrolet 148/150 525  
26 Daytona Beach 37 1 1
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3 Jim Stephens Pontiac 100/100 7,050 84
36 Darlington 50 1 7 3 Jim Stephens Pontiac 354/364 2,330 42
41 Martinsville 47 30 30 88 Lynton Tyson Chevrolet 303/500 75 0

1960

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
3 Daytona Beach 37 2 1
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22 John Hines Pontiac 40/40 1,000 40
5 Daytona Beach 68 3 57 22 John Hines Pontiac 51/200 400 19
16 Darlington 32 1 20 22 John Hines Pontiac 173/219 250 78
21 Charlotte 60 1 35 22 John Hines Pontiac 191/400 2,090 114
23 Daytona Beach 37 2 31 22 John Hines Pontiac 40/100 750 8
27 Atlanta 45 1 1
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22 John Hines Pontiac 200/200 10,130 28
35 Darlington 48 1 9 22 John Hines Pontiac 353/364 2,175 53
42 Charlotte 50 1 23 22 John Hines Pontiac 232/267 2,435 197
44 Atlanta 45 1 34 22 John Hines Pontiac 58/334 665 41

1961

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
3 Daytona Beach 34 1 1
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22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 39/39 1,000 25
5 Daytona Beach 58 1 20 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 187/200 4,750 170
8 Hanford 36 2 1
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75 J.D. Braswell Pontiac 178/178 2,000 178
9 Atlanta 46 2 42 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 29/334 860 25
14 North Wilkesboro 25 19 4 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 390/400 575 0
18 Martinsville 30 26 3 75 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 496/500 825 0
19 Darlington 32 2 5 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 218/219 1,665 108
20 Charlotte 19 18 6 75 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 66/67 215 0
24 Charlotte 55 10 2 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 398/400 9,320 6
32 Daytona Beach 30 1 5 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 98/100 1,525 59
33 Atlanta 42 1 12 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 155/167 1,025 51
35 Myrtle Beach 22 12 21 127 Rex Lovette Pontiac 27/200 50  
36 Bristol 42 16 2 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 498/500 1,325 0
39 Weaverville 38 37 31 59 B.G. Holloway Pontiac 144/258 0 0
42 Darlington 43 1 2 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 364/364 10,670 180
46 Atlanta 42 1 3 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 267/267 3,165 40
47 Martinsville 29 8 4 6 Cotton Owens Pontiac 496/500 850 2
48 North Wilkesboro 30 6 2 18 Bud Moore Pontiac 319/320 1,125 0
49 Charlotte 43 2 29 22 Smokey Yunick Pontiac 113/267 1,110 107
50 Bristol 38 4 26 22 Rex Lovette Pontiac 323/500 310 51
51 Greenville 18 5 16 22 Rex Lovette Pontiac 116/200 60 0
52 Hillsboro 20 4 5 22 Rex Lovette Pontiac 154/165 325 0

1962

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
3 Daytona Beach 25 1 1
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22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 40/40 1,000 33
5 Daytona Beach 48 1 1
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22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 200/200 24,190 144
10 Richmond 25 7 5 22 Rex Lovette Pontiac 163/180 450 0
12 North Wilkesboro 35 4 4 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 398/400 850 95
15 Martinsville 32 18 18 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 415/500 390 244
17 Bristol 36 1 2 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 494/500 2,500 61
21 Darlington 32 2 32 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 4/219 265 1
23 Charlotte 48 1 9 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 393/400 2,095 27
24 Atlanta 46 14 4 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 218/219 2,525 0
29 Daytona Beach 33 4 1
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22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 100/100 9,850 22
36 Bristol 44 1 36 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 185/500 270 29
37 Chattanooga 21 3 2 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 200/200 600 0
38 Nashville 25 20 19 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 78/500 150 0
45 Darlington 44 1 36 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 74/364 1,030 58
47 Richmond 33 10 17 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 256/300 125  
50 Martinsville 37 1 7 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 492/500 800 102
51 North Wilkesboro 31 8 29 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 75/320 75 0
52 Charlotte 44 1 2 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 265/267 5,420 0
53 Atlanta 44 1 10 22 Jim Stephens Pontiac 262/267 2,425 144

1963

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Tampa 24 4 20 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 88/200 75 0
4 Riverside 44 3 4 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 184/185 2,630 13
5 Daytona Beach 31 1 6 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 39/40 230  
7 Daytona Beach 50 1 21 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 182/200 650 11
11 Atlanta 46 17 2 22 Banjo Matthews Pontiac 333/334 8,655 6
13 Bristol 35 3 1
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22 Holman-Moody Ford 500/500 4,060 165
15 Richmond 25 9 23 22 Holman-Moody Ford 70/250 100 0
19 Martinsville 33 2 28 22 Holman-Moody Ford 223/500 350 177
23 Darlington 31 5 2 22 Holman-Moody Ford 219/220 6,200 7
26 Charlotte 44 4 10 22 Holman-Moody Ford 391/400 1,580 15
28 Atlanta 36 3 31 22 Holman-Moody Ford 47/267 300 0
29 Daytona Beach 35 3 1
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22 Holman-Moody Ford 160/160 12,100 63
35 Old Bridge 20 5 1
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22 Holman-Moody Ford 200/200 1,000 21
36 Bridgehampton 17 5 5 22 Holman-Moody Ford 35/35 275 0
37 Bristol 36 2 29 22 Holman-Moody Ford 312/500 250 0
45 Darlington 41 10 1
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22 Holman-Moody Ford 364/364 22,150 58
48 Martinsville 36 3 7 22 Holman-Moody Ford 489/500 625 0
50 North Wilkesboro 28 2 4 22 Holman-Moody Ford 397/400 1,225 155
52 Charlotte 40 3 4 22 Holman-Moody Ford 263/267 2,225 1
55 Riverside 41 2 4 22 Holman-Moody Ford 147/148 1,775 0

1964

Race Site Cars St Fin No Owner Car Laps Money Led
2 Augusta 36 2 1
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22 Holman-Moody Ford 139/139 13,190 14
5 Riverside 44 14 3 22 Holman-Moody Ford 183/185 3,900 0
6 Daytona Beach 23 8 7 22 Holman-Moody Ford 40/40 225 0
8 Daytona Beach 46 15 37 22 Holman-Moody Ford 13/200 725 0
10 Bristol 36 3 2 22 Holman-Moody Ford 500/500 2,150 0
13 Atlanta 39 4 20 22 Holman-Moody Ford 107/334 640 3
18 North Wilkesboro 31 0 31 22 Holman-Moody Ford 0/400 75 0
19 Martinsville 33 20 5 22 Holman-Moody Ford 494/500 800 0
21 Darlington 32 5 2 22 Holman-Moody Ford 219/219 5,990 0
25 Charlotte 44 11 35 22 Holman-Moody Ford 7/400 650 0

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