August 10, 1958 - 100 Miles - Purse $8,335

  Norfolk, Virginia's Joe Weatherly wins the first NASCAR Grand National event contested at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.  Weatherly drove a 1958 Ford owned by Holman-Moody of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 1958 Nashville 200 would be the first win in Weatherly's storied career.  He would go on to win 25 NASCAR Grand National events before his untimely death on January 19, 1964  at Riverside International Raceway.

The race was contested between cars of the NASCAR's Grand National Division and Convertible Division.

In 1958, the Fairgrounds was a 1/2 mile paved oval.

Early leader Rex White, crashed on lap 118.  White had led the race since the green flag.

Joe Weatherly receives Nashville 200 Trophy from Miss Jane Sexton

Average Speed:  59.269 mph Time of Race:   1:41:14 Margin:        caution
Pole Winner:        Rex White / 71.315 Attendance:     13,998 Cautions:    5
Lap Leaders:       Rex White 1 - 118, Joe Weatherly 119 -200
 
  Driver FN ST No Team  /  Owner Car/Class Laps Money Status Led
  Joe Weatherly 1 8 72 Holman-Moody 58 Ford  (Convertible) 200 1,850 running 82
 

 

Bob Welborn 2 6 49 Julian Petty 57 Chevrolet  (Convertible) 200 1,050 running 0
  Larry Frank 3 2 76 Larry Frank 57 Chevrolet  (Convertible) 200 800 running 0
  Jimmy Thompson 4 31 2 Petty Enterprises 57 Oldsmobile  (Convertible) 198 575 running 0
Lee Petty 5 15 42 Petty Enterprises 57 Oldsmobile (Grand National) 197 475 running 0
Buck Baker 6 3 87 Buck Baker 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 193 400 running 0
  Joe Lee Johnson 7 9 31 Bob Perry 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 193 350 running 0
Jack Smith 8 13 47 Jack Smith 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 192 300 crash 0
  Herb Estes 9 21 36 Tootle Estes 58 Ford     (Grand National) 192 250 running 0
  Shorty Rollins 10 5 99 Shorty Rollins 58 Ford     (Grand National) 191 200 running 0
Brownie King 11 20 32 Jess Potter 57 Chevrolet(Convertible) 191 190 running 0
  Glen Wood 12 12 21 Wood Brothers 57 Ford     (Grand National) 191 170 running 0
  Gene White 13 17 25 Gene White 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 191 150 running 0
  Bill Morton 14 14 56 James Lowery 57 Ford(Convertible) 189 130 running 0
  Fred Harb 15 22 17 Fred Harb 57 Mercury(Convertible) 188 120 running 0
  Speedy Thompson 16 11 46 Speedy Thompson 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 187 105 running 0
  Possum Jones 17 10 8   58 Chevrolet(Convertible) 182 100 running 0
  Wilbur Rakestraw 18 18 9 Joe Jones 57 Ford(Convertible) 179 100 crash 0
  Eddie McDonald 19 25 82   57 Ford     (Grand National) 177 100 running 0
  Lloyd Dane 20 19 44 Lloyd Dane 58 Ford     (Grand National) 174 100 running 0
  L.D. Austin 21 29 74 L.D. Austin 56 Chevrolet(Grand National) 166 100 running 0
  Herman Beam 22 27 19 Herman Beam 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 162 95 running 0
  Rex White 23 1 11 Rex White 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 162 85 crash 118
  Shep Langdon 24 30 81 Harvey Hege 57 Ford(Convertible) 155 75 running 0
  Jerry Green 25 26 24   57 Chevrolet(Convertible) 154 65 running 0
  Neil Castles 26 28 86 Neil Castles 56 Ford(Convertible) 145 60 running 0
  Ken Love 27 23 45 Ken Love 58 Ford     (Grand National) 99 60 running 0
  Billy Carden 28 16 39   57 Chevrolet(Convertible) 67 60 coil 0
Cotton Owens 29 7 6 Jim Stephens 57 Pontiac(Grand National) 61 60 crash 0
Fireball Roberts 30 4 22 Frank Strickland 57 Chevrolet(Grand National) 40 60 gas leak 0
  Barney Shore 31 24 97 Barney Shore 57 Chevrolet(Convertible) 15 50 engine 0
  Roy Tyner 32 32 67 Spook Crawford 57 Dodge(Convertible) 0 50 engine 0