1957 NASCAR Grand National Standings

1957 NASCAR Grand National Champion Buck Baker.
1957 NASCAR Grand National Champion Buck Baker.

Buck Baker assumed command of the 1957 points race in mid May and easily won his second straight NASCAR Grand National champ­ion­ship. Baker finished 760 points ahead of Marvin Panch, who led the points standings for the first 16 races.

Baker was consistently excellent throughout the season. He began the year with 26 consecutive top-10 ­finishes and finished the campaign with 38 top-10 efforts in 40 starts. The veteran from Charlotte, N.C., won 10 races along the way in his Chevrolet.

Panch won six races in 42 starts during his first full NASCAR Grand National season, including the opening two events. He led the points standings until the May 19 race at Martinsville, when Baker took the points lead with a victory.

Two-time winner Speedy Thompson wound up third in the points race, followed by Lee Petty and Jack Smith, who both won four events. The following chart compiles the complete standings for 1957.

1957 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Buck Baker
10,716
10
$30,763.40
2
Marvin Panch
9,956
6
24,306.60
3
Speedy Thompson
8,560
2
26,840.58
4
Lee Petty
8,528
4
18,325.28
5
Jack Smith
8,464
4
14,561.10
6
Fireball Roberts
8,268
8
19,828.04
7
Johnny Allen
7,068
0
9,814.01
8
L.D. Austin
6,532
0
6,484.68
9
Brownie King
5,740
0
5,588.68
10
Jim Paschal
5,124
0
7,078.68
11
Tiny Lund
4,848
0
6,423.68
12
Billy Myers
4,640
0
6,565.52
13
Paul Goldsmith
4,188
4
12,733.68
14
Cotton Owens
4,032
1
12,783.68
15
Eddie Pagan
3,612
3
7,273.58
16
Bill Amick
3,512
1
8,072.44
17
Dick Beaty
3,220
0
3,647.44
18
Jim Reed
2,836
0
3,407.44
19
Clarence DeZalia
2,828
0
3,307.44
20
Frankie Schneider
2,516
0
4,587.44
21
Rex White
2,508
0
3,870.00
22
Curtis Turner
2,356
0
4,830.00
23
George Green
2,216
0
2,240.00
24
Whitey Norman
1,920
0
3,990.00
25
Lloyd Dane
1,852
1
4,985.00
26
Jimmie Lewallen
1,796
0
1,030.00
27
Johnny Mackison
1,764
0
1,330.00
28
Bobby Keck
1,740
0
1,525.00
29
Billy Carden
1,600
0
1,675.00
30
Bill Benson
1,592
0
1,090.00
31
Dick Getty
1,504
0
1,890.00
32
Scotty Cain
1,492
0
1,165.00
33
Roy Tyner
1,468
0
1,020.00
34
T.A. Toomes
1,404
0
1,450.00
35
Possum Jones
1,360
0
2,375.00
36
Huck Spaulding
1,240
0
1,120.00
37
Ralph Earnhardt
1,180
0
1,150.00
38
George Seeger
1,108
0
2,740.00
39
Ken Rush
1,104
0
2,045.00
40
Peck Peckham
1,064
0
950.00
41
Bill Champion
956
0
1,125.00
42
Chuck Hansen
900
0
510.00
43
Danny Graves
880
1
1,895.00
44
Marvin Porter
872
1
1,770.00
45
Eddie Skinner
848
0
605.00
46
Jimmy Thompson
816
0
325.00
47
Parnelli Jones
812
1
1,625.00
48
Bobby Jones
800
0
225.00
49
Don Porter
784
0
810.00
50
Joe Weatherly
776
0
5,240.00

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