Today In NASCAR History

September 1, 2012

1952: Pole-starter Fonty Flock leads 341 of 400 laps, including the final 216, to win the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, collecting a winner’s check of $9,430. Flock’s Air Lift Special Oldsmobile was followed by four Hudsons. Johnny Patterson and Herb Thomas finished second and third, respectively, each one lap down.