NASCAR In 1955 — The 75 Years Edition

Editor’s Note: NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. On the track in 1955, Tim Flock missed victory lane in the four post-Daytona Beach races despite starting on the pole twice. Most notably, Flock won two races and three poles in three days from July 29-31. The first multi-car owner in NASCAR history, Kiekhaefer provided Chrysler 300s for Tim and Fonty Flock and Al “Speedy” Thompson. Instead of towing or event driving their race car to races, these three drivers simply arrived at the track in time to qualify as their cars were hauled by truck to each track. Tim won the decisive last race of the season in a Kiekhaefer car designated for Fonty, after his vehicle failed to arrive in time for qualifying.

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