Today In NASCAR History

August 4, 2012
6:00 am

1956: Curtis Turner survives a race of attrition to score a win in the NASCAR Convertible Series at Columbia (S.C.) Speedway. Turner started second and finished two laps ahead of runner-up Glen Wood. Pole-starter Joe Weatherly, Turner’s teammate in Pete DePaolo-owned Fords, came home third despite retiring with a flat tire with four laps left. Only eight of the 25 starters were running at the finish.