Today In NASCAR History

August 2, 2012

1953: Herb Thomas prevails in a 200-lap main event in the only race for NASCAR’s top series at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway. Thomas drove a Fabulous Hudson Hornet at the half-mile dirt track, taking the checkered flag just ahead of pole-starter Buck Baker for a 1-2 finish by inductees to the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Lee Petty came home third.