1950s NASCAR Season Recaps

1950s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1950s. Learn more on the 1950s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.


The 1956 NASCAR Grand National season featured massive innovations from the automakers such as outrageous budgets for development and marketing. See the results from each race during the 1956 NASCAR season.

The 1957 NASCAR Grand National season thrilled despite a lack of support from automakers due to the racing ban from the AMA. Learn the results of all of the 56 races that comprised the 1957 NASCAR Grand National season.

Lee Petty won 7 races to take the 1958 NASCAR Grand National championship. Car dealerships sponsored drivers to get around the AMA's ban on racing. Find out the results of all 51 of the 1958 NASCAR Grand National races.

The running of the very first Daytona 500 was only one of the highlights of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season. See the winners and view the results of all 44 races from the 1959 NASCAR Grand National season.

The 1950 NASCAR Grand National season had a new name and a newfound popularity with driving fans. Learn the results of each of the exciting 19 races that comprised the 1950 NASCAR Grand National season.

During the 1951 NASCAR Grand National season NASCAR gained support from virtually all the American automakers as they sponsored drivers to compete. Get the results from the 41 races of the 1951 NASCAR Grand National season.

The 1952 NASCAR Grand National season provided plenty of excitement as Hudson dominated over other automakers by winning 27 of the 34 races. Get the results for all 34 of the races in the 1952 NASCAR Grand National season.

NASCAR heated up the drama in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National race with its first two-time champ, Herb Thomas, and new records. See the full results of each of the 37 races in the 1953 NASCAR Grand National season.

In the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season competition was fierce as automakers like GM, Ford, and Chrysler began to develop more powerful engines. View the full results of the 37 races in the 1954 NASCAR Grand National season.

The pivotal 1955 NASCAR Grand National season featured a no-holds-barred competition between automakers. See the winners and view the results of all 45 races from the 1955 NASCAR Grand National season.

The 1958 NASCAR Grand National season was led by old pro Lee Petty. Fifty-one events comprised the 1958 NASCAR Grand National season. See these event statistics, season highlights, and photos in this 1958 season recap.

The 1959 NASCAR Grand National season was highlighted by the inaugural Daytona 500 and Lee Petty's third championship. The Daytona 500 generated more publicity than any other stock car race to that point in history. See the events and stats here.

The 1954 NASCAR Grand National season was marked by the steady performance of Lee Petty by claiming seven races and finishing in the top 10 in 32 of his 34 starts. See the events statistics and photos from the 1954 season.

The 1956 NASCAR Grand National season was highlighted by Buck Baker's 14 wins. The battle between Chevrolet and Ford escalated as they spent more than $6 million to win. Read about the other highlights from the 1956 NASCAR races.

The 1957 NASCAR Grand National season ended with Buck Baker winning his second straight championship. The biggest shocking news, the automotive industry retreated from NASCAR stock car racing. See the highlights, recap, statistics, and photos.

The 1951 NASCAR Grand National season saw four different point leaders. Car manufacturers also became more actively involved in the sport of racing. See the events that led Herb Thomas to the 1951 NASCAR championship.

The 1952 NASCAR Grand National championship came down to the final event of the season. The factory program was running smoothly with virtually every make of American cars on the starting grid. Check out the events and stats from the 1952 season.

The 1953 NASCAR Grand National season was one for the record books. Hudsons won 22 of the 37 NASCAR Grand National races. See the events and stats that led Herb Thomas to a second Grand National title.

The 1955 NASCAR Grand National season fueled competition among the Big Three makers. See how Carl Kiekhaefer's Chrysler 300 led Tim Flock to victory. Read more about these events, get season highlights and the final standings in this season recap.

The NASCAR Grand National Circuit was the new name for NASCAR's Strictly Stock late-model division. In 1950 this new series capture fans and became number one in NASCAR. See the events and stats of the 1950 season.

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