HE WHO HAS THE MOST FUN AT THE
CHECKERED FLAG WINS!
The Ole Days
Lee Petty and did many things that others drivers haven’t but one is most unusual.
On June 19, 1955 at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburg, New York Petty sat on the pole with a speed of 55.744 MPH. He won the 200 lap race at the soggy half mile dirt track at a speed of 59.074 MPH.
In 1958 at a track in New York, Rex White set on the pole with the slowest ever pole speed in NASCAR. He qualified at 38.5 mph. The race was won by Jim Reed at an average speed of about 48 mph.
It is the only two times in the history of our sport that a race was won at a faster pace than the pace set by qualifying.