NASCAR In 1954 — The 75 Years Edition

Editor’s Note: NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. SPEED SPORT was founded in 1934 and was already on its way to becoming America’s Motorsports Authority when NASCAR was formed. He followed this fortunate happening with victories at Jacksonville (Fla.) and Atlanta Speedways to give him top honors in three of the first four races on the NASCAR Grand National division schedule. Despite car owner Ernest Woods’ insistence that Flock first saw the car when he arrived for the race, Bill France stood by NASCAR’s decision about Flock’s loyalty to NASCAR’s strictly stock specifications. NASCAR’s members wrestled with the specifics regarding strictly stock car specifications. He secured eight poles and 37 top-10 finishes en route to becoming the first $30,000 winner in NASCAR.

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