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1958 NASCAR Grand National Recap


1958 NASCAR Grand National Standings

1958 NASCAR Grand National Champion Lee Petty.
1958 NASCAR Grand National Champion Lee Petty

Old pro Lee Petty was a dominant force in 1958 NASCAR Grand National competition, leading the points standings after all but the first race of the season.

The Oldsmobile-driving Petty won seven of his 50 starts and finished 644 points ahead of runner-up Buck Baker. Petty finished out of the top 10 in only six races and held a comfortable margin in the points race nearly the entire season.

Rex White won the season opener at Fayetteville, N.C., to take an early lead in the points standings. Petty took the lead for keeps with a sixth-place finish at Daytona. White didn't make a concerted run at the title, though, competing in only 22 of the 51 races on the schedule.

Fireball Roberts drove in only 10 races, but he won six times and ­finished 11th in the final points standings. Roberts was also the leading money winner on the tour, pocketing $32,218.20 in the 10 events in which he competed. The following chart compiles the complete standings for 1958.

1958 NASCAR Grand National Standings

Rank
Driver Points Wins Earnings
1
Lee Petty
12,232
7
$26,565.00
2
Buck Baker
11,588
3
25,840.20
3
Speedy Thompson
8,792
4
15,214.56
4
Shorty Rollins
8,124
1
13,398.08
5
Jack Smith
7,666
2
12,633.28
6
L.D. Austin
6,972
0
6,245.96
7
Rex White
6,552
2
12,232.40
8
Junior Johnson
6,380
6
13,808.40
9
Eddie Pagan
4,910
0
7,471.52
10
Jim Reed
4,762
4
9,643.60
11
Fireball Roberts
4,420
6
32,218.20
12
Bobby Keck
4,240
0
3,458.20
13
Herman Beam
4,224
0
2,598.20
14
Herb Estes
4,048
0
2,508.20
15
Clarence DeZalia
3,448
0
3,003.20
16
Doug Cox
3,736
0
3,403.80
17
Cotton Owens
3,716
1
6,578.80
18
Marvin Panch
3,424
0
4,113.80
19
Billy Rafter
2,916
0
2,798.80
20
Curtis Turner
2,856
3
10,028.80
21
Lloyd Dane
2,844
0
2,490.00
22
Bob Duell
2,740
0
2,415.00
23
Jimmy Thompson
2,540
2
3,275.00
24
Fred Harb
2,484
0
3,320.00
25
Tiny Lund
2,436
0
3,155.00
26
Bill Poor
2,292
0
3,115.00
27
Gene White
2,040
0
1,400.00
28
Joe Weatherly
2,032
1
6,330.00
29
Johnny Mackison
1,680
0
1,255.00
30
Jim Parsley
1,488
0
1,135.00
31
Al White
1,464
0
920.00
32
Jimmy Massey
1,300
0
1,625.00
33
Parnelli Jones
1,140
1
1,010.00
34
Joe Eubanks
1,120
1
2,070.00
35
Brownie King
1,116
0
3,045.00
36
G.C. Spencer
1,040
0
315.00
37
Richard Petty
1,016
0
760.00
38
Billy Carden
1,012
0
815.00
39
Elmo Langley
980
0
1,090.00
40
Buzz Woodward
964
0
1,195.00
41
Possum Jones
960
0
1,790.00
42
Jim Paschal
928
1
1,670.00
43
Chuck Hansen
916
0
580.00
44
Eddie Gray
910
1
3,375.00
45Peck Peckham
868
0
835.00
46
Lennie Page
836
0
760.00
47
Bob Keefe
782
0
925.00
48
R.L. Combs
760
0
805.00
49
Colney Schulze
680
0
490.00
50
Dean layfield
664
0
370.00

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