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Tim Flock

A two-time NASCAR premier series champion, Flock was one of the sport’s first dominant drivers.

  • Inducted: 2014
  • Position:Driver

Vitals

Hometown

Fort Payne, AL

Born

05/11/1924

Died

03/31/1998

PREMIER SERIES STATS

Championships

2 Premier Series
(1952, 1955)

Competed

1949-1961

Starts / WIns / Poles

187 / 39 / 38

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.