As the decade wound down, the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season heated up with the running of the first Daytona 500. To get the results of the Daytona 500 -- along with all of the 44 races in the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season -- see the chart below.

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The NASCAR Grand Nationals and Convertibles race through the third turn in the first Daytona 500.
The NASCAR Grand Nationals and Convertibles
race through the third turn in the first Daytona 500.
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Number Date Site Race Winner Car Speed
1 11/09/58
Fayetteville, NC
Bob Welborn
Chevrolet
56.001
2 2/20/59
Daytona Beach, FL
Bob Welborn
Chevrolet 143.198
3 2/22/59
Daytona Beach, FL
Lee Petty
Olds
135.521
4 3/01/59
Hillsboro, NC
Curtis Turner
T-Bird
81.612
5 3/08/59
Concord, NC
Curtis Turner
T-Bird
59.239
6 3/22/59
Atlanta, GA
Johnny Beauchamp
T-Bird
75.172
7 3/29/59
Wilson, NC
Junior Johnson
Ford
50.300
8
3/30/59
Winston-Salem, NC
Jim Reed
Ford
43.562
9
4/04/59
Columbia, SC
Jack Smith
Chevrolet 57.343
10
4/05/59
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Lee Petty
Olds
71.985
11
4/26/59
Reading, PA
Junior Johnson Ford
53.011
12
5/02/59
Hickory, NC
Junior Johnson Ford
62.165
13
5/03/59
Martinsville, VA
Lee Petty
Olds
59.512
14
5/17/59
Trenton, NJ
Tom Piston
T-Bird
87.350
15
5/22/59
Charlotte, NC
Lee Petty
Olds
55.300
16
5/24/59
Nashville, TN
Rex White
Chevrolet 71.006
17
5/30/59
Los Angeles, CA
Parnelli Jones
Ford
50.982
18
6/05/59
Spartanburg, SC
Jack Smith
Chevrolet 55.547
19
6/13/59
Greenville, SC
Junior Johnson Ford
51.480
20
6/14/59
Atlanta, GA
Lee Petty
Plymouth
58.499
21
6/18/59
Columbia, SC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
58.726
22
6/20/59
Wilson, NC
Junior Johnson Ford
58.065
23
6/21/59
Richmond, VA
Tom Pistone
T-Bird
56.881
24
6/27/59
Winston-Salem, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet 41.228
25
6/28/59
Weaverville, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet 72.934
26
7/04/59
Daytona Beach, FL
Fireball Roberts
Pontiac
140.581
27
7/21/59
Pittsburgh, PA
Jim Reed
Chevrolet 45.000
28
7/26/59
Charlotte, NC
jack Smith
Chevrolet 49.533
29
8/01/59
Myrtle Beach, SC
Ned Jarrett
Ford
52.941
30
8/02/59
Charlotte, NC
Ned Jarrett
Ford
52.794
31
8/09/59
Nashville, TN
Joe Lee Johnson
Chevrolet 63.343
32
8/16/59
Weaverville, NC
Bob Welborn
Chevrolet 71.833
33
8/21/59
Winston-Salem, NC
Rex White
Chevrolet 44.085
34
8/22/59
Greenville, SC
Buck Baker
Chevrolet 58.055
35
8/29/59
Columbia, SC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
48.264
36
9/07/59
Darlington, SC
Jim Reed
Chevrolet 111.836
37
9/11/59
Hickory, NC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
63.380
38
9/13/59
Richmond, VA
Cotton Owens
T-Bird
60.382
39
9/13/59
Sacramento, CA
Eddie Gray
Ford
54.753
40
9/20/59
Hillsboro, NC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
77.868
41
9/27/59
Martinsville, VA
Rex White
Chevrolet 60.500
42
10/11/59
Weaverville, NC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
76.433
43
10/18/59
N. Wilkesboro, NC
Lee Petty
Plymouth
74.829
44
10/25/59
Concord, NC
Jack Smith
Chevrolet 54.005

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