Today In NASCAR History

1955: Pole-starter Fonty Flock holds off his brother Tim by half a car-length at Charlotte Speedway’s .75-mile dirt track to score the last of his 19 wins in NASCAR’s premier series. Flock led all 134 laps and paced a sweep of the top two spots by Carl Kiekhaefer-owned Chryslers. Lee Petty finished third as the final car 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 Examiner.com 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.