Today In NASCAR History

June 18, 2012


1955: Junior Johnson bypasses Tim Flock near the midway point at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway to score his fourth victory in NASCAR’s premier series. Johnson took the top spot in the 96th lap and led the rest of the 200-lap feature. Flock, the pole-starter, held on for second place, one lap down. Lee Petty started and finished third in the series’ debut at the half-mile dirt track, which still hosts weekly racing events.