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1949-06

General info
Series Strictly Stock (Cup)
Location Martinsville Speedway
Date September 25, 1949
Qualifying
Pole Sitter Curtis Turner
Pole Speed
Race Data
Winner Red Byron
Margin of Victory 3 laps
Average Speed
Cautions
Points Leader Red Byron (1st)

The 1949-06 was a Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy Cup) event that occurred at Martinsville on September 25, 1949. Red Byron won his final race of the 1949 season, the year that he would go on to win the championship.

QualifyingEdit

Curtis Turner won the pole and would use that to lead eighteen laps of the event. Byron started third.

Biggest Gain in the Race: Lee Petty. Bill Blair, Bill Snowden (+6)

Race NotesEdit

  • Al Wagoner made his only Cup race in his career, finishing a solid eighth.
  • Archie Smith made his final start in this race, finishing 10th in the event.

Race ResultsEdit

Finish Start No. Name Make Laps Lead Status
1 322Red ByronOlds20097running
2 842Lee PettyPlymouth1970running
3 55Ray EricksonMercury1970running
4 719Clyde MinterFord1870running
5 112Bill BlairChevy1860running
6 1216Bill SnowdenFord1820running
7 655Glenn DunnawayOlds1780unknown
8 133Al WagonerChevy1780unknown
9 141Curtis TurnerOlds17118unknown
10 1536Archie SmithChrysler1610unknown
11 1015Kenneth WagnerLincoln1290unknown
12 447Fonty FlockBuick10385wheel
13 1428Slick SmithHudson1030crash
14 27Bob FlockOlds900unknown
15 94Otis MartinBuick160unknown

PointsEdit

Since points are unknown following the race, these are the year end points positions and where those drivers finished.

1) Red Byron (1st)

2) Lee Petty (2nd)

3) Bob Flock (12th)

4) Bill Blair (5th)

5) Fonty Flock (12th)

6) Curtis Turner (9th)

7) Ray Erickson (3rd)

8) Tim Flock (DNR)

9) Glenn Dunaway (7th)

10) Frank Mundy (DNR)

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