A two-time NASCAR premier series champion, Flock was one of the sport’s first dominant drivers.
- Inducted: 2014
One of the Sport's First Dominant Drivers
In 187 starts, Tim Flock had 39 victories, a total that still ranks 18th on the all-time wins list.
Tim Flock won his first series title in 1952 while driving Ted Chester’s Hudson Hornet, and his second in 1955 driving Carl Kiekhaefer’s Chrysler. Flock dominated that season, posting 18 wins, 32 top fives and 18 poles in 39 races. Flock’s 18 wins stood as a single-season victory record until Richard Petty surpassed it with 27 wins in 1967. In addition, Flock won NASCAR’s only sports car race, in 1955, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
The entire Flock family raced at times during NASCAR’s formative years. In 1949, brothers Bob and Fonty and sister Ethel joined Tim to become the only four siblings to drive in the same NASCAR premier series race.
Flock, who died on March 31, 1998, was named one of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers that same year.
Tim Flock leading the field in 1951 at Hillsboro, NC. He would win seven in 30 starts that year, putting Flock on the path to stardom. Courtesy of ISC Archives via Getty Images.
Tim Flock seen here in front of one of the Chrysler 300’s run by team owner Carl Kiekhaefer in 1955. Courtesy of ISC Archives via Getty Images.
Here Tim Flock takes the win in a 1956 modified race held at the Daytona Beach-Road Course. The track was considered NASCAR’s premier venue from 1949-1958. Courtesy of ISC Archives via Getty Images.