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Bob Welborn
Born: May 5, 1928      Died: August 10, 1997
Home: Denton, NC

Bob Welborn was a leader who always posed a winning challenge as a charter member of the "Pontiac Pack" of the early 60's.  One of the last of NASCAR's true pioneers, Bob traded paint with Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, Lee Petty and others, and held his own on many occasions.

Bob Welborn all raced in cars for the Wood Brothers Team. The drivers piloting Wood Brothers sheet metal in the 1960 season is a who’s who list by itself; in addition to Glen Wood, Fred Harb, Junior Johnson, Jimmy Massey, Speedy Thompson, Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly.

Bob Welborn raced for Petty Enterprises who also has fielded cars for hall of famers Joe Weatherly, Buddy Baker, LeeRoy Yarbrough, Tiny Lund, Marvin Panch, Darel Dierenger, Jim Paschal
and Herschel McGriff.

 


 

Welborn won twenty races and three straight NASCAR Convertible Division titles from
1955-1957 as well as seven NASCAR
Grand National races in his career.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand National Statistics
Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn
1952 24 3 of 34 0 0 0 0 324 0 90 81 19.0 17.7
1953 25 11 of 37 0 2 6 0 617 0 1,210 24   12.6
1954 26 12 of 37 0 1 3 0 1251 0 1,125 51 25.7 21.2
1955 27 32 of 45 0 12 25 1 5291 31 10,147 4 11.0 8.8
1956 28 6 of 56 0 0 2 0 973 0 650 84 13.5 21.3
1957 29 4 of 53 1 3 3 0 1152 457 5,050   5.5 5.8
1958 30 18 of 51 5 10 15 1 3770 579 13,270 149 8.5 6.7
1959 31 29 of 44 3 10 13 5 3895 176 9,370 17 11.2 15.4
1960 32 15 of 44 0 6 10 0 2809 94 6,194 16 13.5 11.8
1961 33 14 of 52 0 3 7 0 2996 104 13,487 14 11.4 11.1
1962 34 25 of 53 0 5 12 0 5654 0 10,346 15 13.0 11.0
1963 35 11 of 55 0 4 4 0 2221 0 4,830 40 18.1 16.2
1964 36 3 of 62 0 2 2 0 506 125 805 78 6.7 7.0
13 years 183 9 58 102 7 31459 1566 76,574   12.1 12.3
 

 

 

 

 

 


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