Today In NASCAR History

August 19, 2012

1956: Joe Weatherly scores a flag-to-flag victory to win the only race for the NASCAR Convertible Series at Heidelberg Raceway just outside of Pittsburgh. Weatherly started from the pole and finished one lap ahead of runner-up Gwyn Staley in the 200-lap main event. Danny Letner took third despite enduring tire failure three laps from the end. Only four of the 22 starters were running at the finish.