Today In NASCAR history

1955: Pole-starter Tim Flock fends off hard-charging Curtis Turner to win at Hickory (N.C.) Speedway’s .4-mile dirt track, marking his 36th victory in NASCAR’s top division. Flock, who won 18 times in the 39 races he entered in his title-winning ’55 season, led 183 of the 200 laps and wound up seven seconds ahead of runner-up Turner. Lee Petty, who shared the front row with Flock at the start, took third place as the final driver on the lead lap.

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.