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1950 NASCAR Grand National Recap


1950 NASCAR Grand National Standings

1950 NASCAR Grand National Champion Bill Rexford.
1950 NASCAR Grand National Champion Bill Rexford

Despite mechanical problems in the season finale at Hillsboro, N.C., 23-year-old Bill Rexford held off Fireball Roberts by an eyelash to ­capture the 1950 NASCAR Grand National championship.

The 1950 title chase was quite ­memorable. In the 19-race campaign, the points lead changed hands nine times among seven different drivers. Rexford took the points lead in the next-to-last race at Winchester, Ind., and finished 110.5 points ahead of Roberts.

Roberts, the 21-year-old youngster out of Daytona Beach, could have won the title with a fifth-place finish in the season finale. With Rexford on the sidelines, Fireball elected to charge to the front rather than employ a conservative approach. Roberts led twice for nine laps, but blew the engine in his Oldsmobile and wound up 21st.

In addition to Rexford and Roberts, other drivers to lead the standings during the season included Curtis Turner, Lloyd Moore, Tim Flock, Red Byron, and Harold Kite. The following chart compiles the complete standings for 1950.

1950 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Bill Rexford
1,959.0
1
$6,175.00
2
Fireball Roberts
1,848.5
1
6,955.00
3
Lee Petty
1,398.0
1
5,580.00
4
Lloyd Moore
1,398.0
1
5,580.00
5
Curtis Turner
1,375.0
4
6,935.00
6
Johnny Mantz
1,282.0
1
10,835.00
7
Chuck Mahoney
1,217.5
0
2,760.00
8
Dick Linder
1,121.0
3
5,570.00
9
Jimmy Florian
801.0
1
2,695.00
10
Bill Blair
766.0
1
4,320.00
11
Herb Thomas
590.5
1
2,945.00
12
Buck Baker
531.5
0
2,195.00
13
Cotton Owens
500.0
0
1,100.00
14
Fonty Flock
458.5
1
2,170.00
15
Weldon Adams
440.0
0
1,305.00
16
Tim Flock 437.5 1
4,080.00
17
Clyde Minter
427.0
0
1,280.00
18
Dick Burns
341.5
0
930.00
19
Art Lamey
320.0
0
830.00
20
Bob Flock
314.0
0
1,180.00
21
George Hartley
298.0
0
875.00
22
Gayle Warren
287.0
0
550.00
23
Frank Mundy
275.5
0
550.00
24
Jim Paschal
220.5
0
850.00
25
Jack White
211.5
0
525.00
26
Roscoe "Pappy" Hough
207.5
0
325.00
27
Ray Duhigg
202.5
0
450.00
28
Leon Sales
200.0
1
1,000.00

Jimmy Thompson
200.0
0
525.00
30
Harold Kite
187.0
1
1,550.00
31
Neil Cole
183.5
0
300.00
32
Buck Barr
180.0
0
575.00

Red Harvey
180.0
0
750.00

Ted Swaim
180.0
0
750.00

Jack Smith
180.0
0
775.00

Bucky Sager
180.0
0
750.00
37
Pepper Cunningham
177.5
0
300.00
38
Ewell Weddle
173.5
0
600.00
39
Donald Thomas
164.0
0
300.00
40
Bill Snowden
163.0
0
325.00
41
Chuck James
140.0
0
400.00

Jimmie Lewallen
140.0
0
400.00
43
Dick Clotheir
133.5
0
350.00
44
Paul Parks
124.5
0
375.00
45
Al Gross
124.0
0
550.00
46
Jack Reynolds
120.0
0
300.00
47
Jim Delaney
114.0
0
175.00
48
Carl Renner
108.0
0
250.00
49
Jack Holloway
107.5
0
225.00
50
Robert Dickson
105.0
0
275.00

J.C. Van Landingham
105.0
0
450.00

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