The 1956 NASCAR Grand National season was timed to the height of the competition between automakers. Ford and Chevrolet, in particular, had outrageous budgets for development and marketing -- more than $6 million, collectively. Despite the great influx of money, Chryslers and Dodges won the majority of the NASCAR races in 1956. For the results of all 56 races during the 1956 NASCAR Grand National season, see the chart below.

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 Lee Petty (#42) passes Ralph Moody during the 1956 NASCAR Grand National season.
Ralph Moody's Ford darts out of control as Lee
Petty passes in his #42 Dodge during the 1956
NASCAR­ Grand National season. See more pictures of NASCAR.

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Number Date Site Race Winner Car Speed
1 11/13/55 Hickory, NC Tim Flock Chrysler 56.962
2 11/20/55
Charlotte, NC Fonty Flock Chrysler 61.825
3 11/20/55 Lancaster, CA Chuck Stevenson Ford 66.512
4 12/11/55 W.Palm Beach, FL Herb Thomas Chevrolet 65.009
5 1/22/56 Phoenix, AZ Buck Baker Chrysler 64.408
6 2/26/56 Daytona Beach, FL Tim Flock Chrysler 90.657
7 3/04/56 W.Palm Beach, FL Billy Myers Mercury 68.990
8
3/18/56 Wilson, NC Herb Thomas Chevrolet 46.287
9
3/25/56 Atlanta, GA Buck Baker Chrysler 70.643
10
4/08/56 N. Wilkesboro, NC Tim Flock Chrysler 71.034
11
4/22/56 Langhorne, PA Buck Baker Chrysler 75.928
12
4/29/56 Richmond, VA Buck Baker Dodge 56.232
13
5/05/56 Columbia, SC Speedy Thompson Dodge 54.545
14
5/06/56 Concord, NC Speedy Thompson Chrysler 61.633
15
5/10/56 Greenville, SC Buck Baker Dodge 60.362
16
5/12/56 Hickory, NC Speedy Thompson Chrysler 59.422
17
5/13/56 Hillsboro, NC Buck Baker Chrysler 83.720
18
5/20/56 Martinsville, VA Buck Baker Dodge 60.824
19
5/25/56 Abottstown, PA Buck Baker Dodge 69.619
20
5/27/56 Charlotte, NC Speedy Thompson Chrysler 64.866
21
5/27/56 Portland, OR Herb Thomas Chrysler 63.815
22
5/30/56 Eureka, CA Herb Thomas Chrysler 38.814
23
5/30/56 Syracuse, NY Buck Baker Chrysler 86.179
24
6/03/56 Merced, CA Herb Thomas Chrysler 47.325
25
6/10/56 LeHi, AR Ralph Moody Ford 74.313
26
6/15/56 Charlotte, NC Speedy Thompson Chrysler 56.022
27
6/22/56 Rochester, NY Speedy Thompson Chrysler 57.288
28
6/24/56 Portland, OR John Kieper Olds
62.586
29
7/01/56 Weaverville, NC Lee Petty Dodge 56.435
30
7/04/56 Raleigh NC Fireball Roberts Ford 79.822
31
7/07/56 Spartanburg, SC Lee Petty Dodge 50.483
32
7/08/56 Sacramento, CA Lloyd Dane Mercury 74.074
33
7/21/56 Chicago, IL Fireball Roberts Ford 61.037
34
7/27/56 Shelby, NC Speedy Thompson Dodge 53.699
35
7/29/56 Montgomery, AL Marvin Panch Ford 67.252
36
8/03/56 Oklahoma City, OK Jim Paschal Mercury 60.100
37
8/12/56 Elkhart Lake, WI Tim Flock Mercury 73.858
38
8/17/56 Old Bridge, NJ Ralph Moody Ford 65.170
39
8/19/56 San Mateo, CA Eddie Pagan Ford 68.161
40
8/22/56 Norfolk, VA Billy Myers Mercury 56.408
41
8/23/56 Spartanburg, SC Ralph Moody Ford 54.372
42
8/25/56 Myrtle Beach, SC Fireball Roberts Ford 50.576
43
8/26/56 Portland, OR Royce Hagerty Dodge 63.429
44
9/03/56 Darlington, SC Curtis Turner Ford 95.167
45
9/09/56 Montgomery, AL Buck Baker Chrysler 60.893
46
9/12/56Charlotte, NCRalph MoodyFord 52.847
47
9/23/56
Langhorne, PAPaul GoldsmithChevrolet 70.615
48
9/23/56Portland, ORLloyd DaneFord n/a
49
9/29/56Columbia SCBuck BakerDodge 61.193
50
9/30/56Hillsboro, NCFireball Roberts Ford 72.734
51
10/07/56Newport, TNFireball Roberts Ford 61.475
52
10/17/56Charlotte, NCBuck BakerChrysler 72.268
53
10/23/56Shelby, NCBuck BakerChrysler 54.054
54
10/28/56Martinsville, VAJack SmithDodge 61.136
55
11/11/56Hickory, NCSpeedy ThompsonChrysler 66.420
56
11/18/56
Wilson, NC
Buck Baker
Chrysler
50.597

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