The race was the only NASCAR Grand National event ever sanctioned at the track. Sharon Speedway is located in Hartford, Ohio but was named for nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Lee Petty took the lead in the 101st lap and was in front when rain terminated the 100-mile Gran National Race at Sharon Speedway after 160 of the scheduled 200 laps had been been completed... A crowd of 4,000 was in attendance despite the poor weather. Because of the frequent rain interruptions, no official average speed was recorded. ~ p. 146.
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