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Classics NASCAR Champ Tim Flock Photographed at 140 mph at Daytona Beach in 1956

01:49  02 november  2016
01:49  02 november  2016 Source:   hotrod.com

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Archival photography of Tim Flock traveling 140 mph at Daytona Beach race 1956 . NASCAR ’s defending Grand National champ went on to win the combination-modified-sportsman event in this Olds-powered 1939 Chevy, then the main event in a Chrysler.

Archival photography of Tim Flock traveling 140 mph at Daytona Beach race 1956 . NASCAR ’s defending Grand National champ went on to © Provided by Hotrod 002 Wiab Published Photo Flock May 1956 Hrm. We dive into the Petersen Publishing Co. film archive seeking answers to old questions.

Archival photography of Tim Flock traveling 140 mph at Daytona Beach race 1956

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We dive into the Petersen Publishing Co. film archive seeking answers to old questions. We come away with more new questions than answers, every time. We blame career Petersen photographer Bob D’Olivo for storing the black-and-white film exposed by company staffers since March 1955. Bob is pictured in the last place we expected to find him: On the right edge of an image that did not include him when published (May 1956 HRM). We had to wonder why. Bob’s colleague obviously composed his shot around the guy flying their magazine’s flag. Were Bob’s trademark white pants deemed too tight for school librarians’ eyes? Why did the art director hack him off at the elbow? (See what we mean about new questions?)

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The Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR . It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set.

A look at the drivers with the top speeds over 10 consecutive laps during practice at Daytona International Speedway. PRACTICE 5: RESULTS. Pos. Car. Driver. From Lap. To Lap. Avg Speed. 1. 95. Kasey Kahne. 1. 10. 190.841. 2. 1. Jamie McMurray. 2. 11. 190.021. PRACTICE 4: RESULTS. Pos.

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D’Olivo was equally surprised to see all that Ray Brock saw through his viewfinder 60 years ago, as Tim Flock approached them at 140 mph. “This is the Daytona Beach original beach-and-road course,” Bob explained. “They ran south on pavement, then turned left to go down to the beach, heading north, and back onto pavement. Hell, 140 is nothing today!” NASCAR’s defending Grand National champ went on to win the combination-modified-sportsman event in this Olds-powered 1939 Chevy, then the main event in a Chrysler.

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