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1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Recap


1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Standings
1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Champion Red Byron.
1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Champion Red Byron

Red Byron won his second straight NASCAR title and became the first champion of the new Strictly Stock late-model tour on the strength of a pair of wins during the abbreviated eight-race campaign. Byron finished 117.5 points in front of runner-up Lee Petty, who won once.

Byron took the lead in the points standings after his victory at Daytona Beach, the second Strictly Stock race of the inaugural season. His second victory at Martinsville in September locked up the championship.

Byron drove Oldsmobiles for Raymond Parks during the campaign. Chief mechanic Red Vogt kept the cars in top running order all season. Byron only finished out of the top 10 in two of his six starts.

Two-time winner Bob Flock came in third in points with Bill Blair and Fonty Flock rounding out the top five. The following chart compiles the complete standings for 1949.

1949 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Red Byron
842.5
2
$5,800.00
2
Lee Petty
725
1
3,855.00
3
Bob Flock
704
2
4,870.00
4
Bill Blair
567
0
1,180.00
5
Fonty Flock
554
0
2,015.00
6
Curtis Turner
430
1
2,675.00
7
Ray Erickson
422
0
1,460.00
8
Tim Flock
421
0
1,510.00
9
Glenn Dunnaway
384
0
810.00
10
Frank Mundy
370
0
1,160.00
11
Bill Snowden
315
0
660.00
12
Bill Rexford
286
0
785.00
13
Sara Christian
282
0
760.00
14
Clyde Minter
280
0
760.00
15
Gober Sosebee
265
0
1,305.00
16
Jim Roper
253
1
2,130.00
17
Sam Rice
231
2
680.00
18
Jack White
200
1
1,580.00
19
Dick Linder
180.5
1
830.00
20
Billy Rafter
160
1
480.00
21
Archie Smith
145
0
225.00
22
Joe Littlejohn
140
1
300.00

Jack Russell
140
0
175.00

Mike Eagan
140
1
300.00
25
Herb Thomas
132
1
225.00
26
Sterling Long
100
0
150.00

Frank Christian
100
0 175.00

Frankie Schneider
100
0 150.00

Lloyd Moore
100
0 150.00

Roy Hall
100
0 150.00
31
Slick Smith
99
0 275.00
32
Al Keller
80
0 200.00
33
John Wright
80
0 100.00

Al Bonnell
80
0 150.00
35
Otis Martin
69.5
0 200.00
36
Jimmy Thompson
65
0 175.00
37
Charles Muscatel
60
0 75.00

Raymond Lewis
60
0 75.00

Al Wagoner
60
0 75.00
40
George "Skip" Lewis
40
0 50.00
41
Lou Volk
30
0 125.00
42
Buddy Helms
27.5
0 50.00
43
Bob Apperson
25
0 150.00
44
Bill Bennett
24
0 100.00

Ted Chamberlain
24
0 100.00
46
Buck Baker
20
0 50.00

Jack Etheridge
20
0 75.00

Ellis Pearce
20
0 50.00
49
Bobby Greene
19.5
0 50.00
50
Ken Wagner
19
0 100.00

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