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1950s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1950s. Learn more on the 1950s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.

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1959 NASCAR Grand National Recap

The 1959 NASCAR Grand National season was highlighted by the inaugural Daytona 500 and Lee Petty's third championship. The Daytona 500 generated more publicity than any other stock car race to that point in history. See the events and stats here.


1956 NASCAR Grand National Results

The 1956 NASCAR Grand National season featured massive innovations from the automakers such as outrageous budgets for development and marketing. See the results from each race during the 1956 NASCAR season. See more »

1957 NASCAR Grand National Results

The 1957 NASCAR Grand National season thrilled despite a lack of support from automakers due to the racing ban from the AMA. Learn the results of all of the 56 races that comprised the 1957 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1958 NASCAR Grand National Results

Lee Petty won 7 races to take the 1958 NASCAR Grand National championship. Car dealerships sponsored drivers to get around the AMA's ban on racing. Find out the results of all 51 of the 1958 NASCAR Grand National races. See more »

1959 NASCAR Grand National Results

The running of the very first Daytona 500 was only one of the highlights of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season. See the winners and view the results of all 44 races from the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1950 NASCAR Grand National Results

The 1950 NASCAR Grand National season had a new name and a newfound popularity with driving fans. Learn the results of each of the exciting 19 races that comprised the 1950 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1951 NASCAR Grand National Results

During the 1951 NASCAR Grand National season NASCAR gained support from virtually all the American automakers as they sponsored drivers to compete. Get the results from the 41 races of the 1951 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1952 NASCAR Grand National Results

The 1952 NASCAR Grand National season provided plenty of excitement as Hudson dominated over other automakers by winning 27 of the 34 races. Get the results for all 34 of the races in the 1952 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1953 NASCAR Grand National Results

NASCAR heated up the drama in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National race with its first two-time champ, Herb Thomas, and new records. See the full results of each of the 37 races in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1954 NASCAR Grand National Results

In the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season competition was fierce as automakers like GM, Ford, and Chrysler began to develop more powerful engines. View the full results of the 37 races in the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »

1955 NASCAR Grand National Results

The pivotal 1955 NASCAR Grand National season featured a no-holds-barred competition between automakers. See the winners and view the results of all 45 races from the 1955 NASCAR Grand National season. See more »