Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee spotlight: Tim Flock

The Flock family was one of the first families in NASCAR racing and its represented by Tim Flock among the 25 nominees for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and rightfully so. While Flock's 39 wins place him on 17th on NASCAR's all-time win list, he amassed those 39 wins in only 187 starts.

Flock's best racing season came in his second championship season -- 1955. He dominated that year, winning nearly half the races he started -- 18 wins in 39 events. He also posted 32-top fives in those 39 races. Flock's 18-win season was a NASCAR single-season win record that stood until surpassed by Richard Petty's 27 victories in 1967.

Flock already had one NASCAR title prior to his 1955 dominance. He scored eight wins and 22 top-five finishes in 33 starts to claim what is now the Sprint Cup Series championship three years earlier in 1952.

To read more of this bio, visit Cup Series News and Notes.

Photo of Tim Flock courtesy of ISC Archives/Getty Images.


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