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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.

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