1951 NASCAR Grand National Series

The NASCAR Grand National season 1951 began on February 11, 1951 at the Daytona Beach Road Course in Daytona Beach, Florida and ended on November 25, 1951 at the Lakeview Speedway in Mobile, Alabama. Herb Thomas won the Drivers' Championship and was the third driver to Red Byron and Bill Rexford, to have managed this. Oldsmobile secured the manufacturers' title. The NASCAR penalized several drivers during the season due to different serious rule violations. One of them was Marshall Teague, one of the founding members of NASCAR. Teague started in a discharged from the American Automobile Association in the AAA season 1951 races, so in a competitive racing series. Because of him all the drivers points were withdrawn. Even former champion Red Byron, Billy Carden, Bob Flock, Ed Samples, Jack Smith, Curtis Turner and Jerry Wimbish suffered due to the same punishment of infractions.

Race Calendar

Driver Appreciation (top 50 )


Most wins

All other winners of the 1951 season had only one victory.

Most pole positions

All other drivers had a maximum of two pole positions

Most top -5 finishes

Most top 10 rankings

Earns most of it money