Today In NASCAR History

July 14, 2012

1957: Marvin Panch rallies from 10th starting position to prevail in the final race for NASCAR’s premier series at Memphis-Arkansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile dirt track. Panch led the final nine laps after Jack Smith retired with engine failure after leading for a 53-lap stint. Bill Amick wound up second with Fireball Roberts third, the last driver on the lead lap.