Sunday 22nd March 1959
Johnny Beauchamp, who came out on the losing end of the famous photo finish with Lee Petty in the inaugural Daytona 500, came back a month later to win his first NASCAR race, a 100-lap event on the one-mile dirt track of Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta, US. No photo finish this time. Beauchamp led every lap and won by one lap over Buck Baker. Twenty-one cars started the race; nine are running at the finish.