HE WHO HAS THE MOST FUN AT THE
CHECKERED FLAG WINS!
The Ole Days
FIRST QUALIFYING RUN OVER 100 MPH
'If he had to turn, Tim Flock might not have made it. But qualifying for a race on the old beach-road course in Daytona Beach was done in "Flying Mile" style.
Drivers were allowed to back up a considerable distance to build up speed, and then their elapsed time over a measured mile on the beach side of the track was recorded.
On February 9,1951, Flock flew through the timing lights in his heavy #91 Lincoln in 35.225 seconds, translating to a speed of 102.200 mph.
FROM NASCAR'S Most Wanted by Jim McLaurin