Today In NASCAR History

August 14, 2012

1955: Pole-starter Fonty Flock drives a Carl Kiekhaefer-owned Chrysler to victory in the Mid-South 250 at Memphis-Arkansas Speedway in LeHi, Ark., registering the 17th of his 19 career wins in NASCAR’s premier series. Flock led 88 of 167 laps on the 1.5-mile dirt track. Speedy Thompson finished second as the only other car on the lead lap. Tim Flock, the winner’s brother and teammate, took third; he qualified second, ending a streak of seven straight pole positions entering the event.