Today In NASCAR History

May 16, 2012

1958: Hall of Famer Lee Petty scores his first victory in NASCAR’s Convertible Division, winning in a runaway by seven laps at Charlotte Fairgrounds’ half-mile dirt track. Petty, who started second, led 107 of 200 laps in ’57 Oldsmobile and collected $800. Ken Rush finished a distant second with Billy Rafter third.