Today In NASCAR History

August 31, 2012


1956: Curtis Turner edges teammate Joe Weatherly to win in NASCAR’s Convertible Series at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Turner, the pole-starter, and Weatherly were the only drivers on the lead lap in a pair of ’56 Ford ragtops owned by Pete DePaolo. Glen Wood, a 2012 inductee into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, finished third.