The Top Ranked NASCAR Drivers of the 1950's

 

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The Top Ranked NASCAR Drivers of the 1950's

 

Notes:

The ratings on this page comes from AinsworthSports.com's own rating system.  The lower the rating the better.

Drivers had to complete at least one qualifying season to be included in this list.

In order for a driver to accomplish a qualifying season he must participate in 10 races or half of his circuits total races.

Driver's ratings are penalized for every year under 4 qualifying years.

 

Rnk   Driver Rating
1   Lee Petty 4.32400
2   Herb Thomas 4.81657
3   Buck Baker 5.79300
4   Tim Flock 17.48617
5   Speedy Thompson 22.13920
6   Fonty Flock 28.94175
7   Fireball Roberts 30.22950
8   Jim Paschal 34.99614
9   Dick Rathman 37.45080
10   LD Austin 39.49200
11   Jack Smith 42.57675
12   Joe Eubanks 46.31086
13   Rex White 50.80400
14   Marvin Panch 58.64060
15   Cotton Owens 58.81667
16   Jimmie Lewallen 60.25660
17   Jim Reed 60.42850
18   Junior Johnson 61.84250
19   Curtis Turner 63.30271
20   Billy Myers 66.81450
21   Herman Beam 68.58200
22   Johnny Allen 69.33950
23   Bill Blair 71.28500
24   Lloyd Moore 72.52100
25   Tom Pistone 75.25000
26   Gwyn Staley 80.09600
27   Tiny Lund 80.55275
28   Eddie Pagan 82.31800
29   Hershel McGriff 82.32000
30   Jesse James Taylor 82.32000
31   Ralph Moody 82.82500
32   Shorty Rollins 91.91300
33   Dave Terrell 92.11500
34   Bob Welborn 93.65750
35   Bill Snowden 94.84400
36   Chuck Mahoney 95.45000
37   Eddie Skinner 95.65000
38   Gober Sosebee 95.71533
39   Bill Amick 98.42750
40   Blackie Pitt 99.04833
41   Ralph Liguori 100.65175
42   Bobby Keck 100.70225
43   Bill Rexford 103.02300
44   Joe Weatherly 104.01000
45   Clarence DeZalia 104.13400
46   Dick Linder 104.33800
47   Paul Goldsmith 104.33800
48   Shep Langdon 104.33800
49   Donald Thomas 105.04525
50   Brownie King 107.89850
51   GC Spencer 109.18600
52   Jimmy Massey 109.18600
53   Jimmy Florian 113.22600
54   Tommy Irwin 114.03400
55   Frank Mundy 114.63800
56   Slick Smith 116.66000
57   Tootle Estes 116.66000
58   Ray Duhigg 117.01150
59   Richard Petty 118.88200
60   Buddy Shuman 119.18500
61   Billy Carden 119.86700
62   Bob Flock 119.89200
63   Elton Hildreth 120.34450
64   Doug Cox 126.76000
65   Lloyd Dane 127.61650
66   Gene Simpson 128.57800
67   Frankie Schneider 131.00200
68   Laird Bruner 132.41600
69   Bub King 133.27250
70   Ted Chamberlain 134.63600
71   Larry Frank 138.27400
72   Harvey Henderson 138.72650
73   Arden Mounts 138.74133
74   Dick Beaty 139.28200
75   George Green 139.89000
76   Billy Rafter 141.91000
77   Perk Brown 141.91000
78   Whitey Norman 144.33400
79   Erick Erickson 144.94000
80   Fred Dove 145.84700
81   Clyde Minter 146.95800
82   Bill Champion 149.88700
83   Fred Harb 152.01000
84   Buddy Baker 152.81800
85   Roy Tyner 154.02800
86   Gene Comstock 156.05000
87   Lou Figaro 157.46400
88   Bill Benson 157.66600
89   Dink Widenhouse 157.66600
90   Al Watkins 160.09000
91   Bill Poor 162.11000
92   Dick Getty 162.11000
93   Elmo Langley 162.51400
94   John Dodd Jr. 162.51400
95   Dick Burns 166.55400
96   Scotty Cain 166.55400
97   Ed Cole 167.20850
98   Gordon Smith 167.36200
99   Clyde Palmer 169.18000
100   Peck Peckham 170.89500
101   Johnny Mackison 172.21000
102   Neil Cole 172.21000
103   Johnny Dodson 173.72500
104   George Hartley 175.44200
105   TA Toomes 175.44200
106   Pop McGinnis 175.74500
107   Jim Fiebelkorn 176.25000
108   Jim Parsley 177.26000
109   Ken Rush 179.88600
110   Ned Jarrett 181.90600
111   George Seeger 182.51200
112   Gayle Warren 184.33000
113   Harvey Hege 186.75400
114   Jack Reynolds 187.36000
115   Don Bailey 188.77400
116   Johnny Patterson 188.87500
117   Harlan Richardson 191.60200
118   Possum Jones 192.41000
119   Parnelli Jones 193.21800
120   Bucky Sager 194.93500
121   George Parrish 196.45000
122   Richard Riley 196.45000

 


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