Today In NASCAR History

May 2, 2012


1954: Herb Thomas rolls to victory in a Fabulous Hudson Hornet on Langhorne (Pa.) Speedway’s circular mile dirt track. Thomas led the final 75 of 150 laps to collect a $1,685 winner’s prize. Al Keller finished second, one lap down, with Dick Rathman third as part of a top-five sweet by Hudsons. Pole-starter Lee Petty, who led the opening 75 laps, faded to a ninth-place finish.