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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29855969 Set the mark Set+the+mark+ NASCAR

Tim Flock was a record-setting driver in the early days of NASCAR -– and set some marks that have yet to be matched. A championship driver, he was versatile and talented in the days when NASCAR was still trying to gain its footing. Here are five reasons he is a NASCAR Hall of Famer.

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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29855970 Double time Double+time+ NASCAR

Flock won a pair of NASCAR championships in what is now the Cup series. He won the titles in 1952 and '55.

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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29855968 The commander The+commander NASCAR

Flock knew how to take command at the track. He not only won 40 Grand National races, but also 38 pole positions in the series.

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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29855971 Super talent Super+talent NASCAR

Flock was known as the only driver to win in every NASCAR division on Daytona Beach. In 1955, he won the Grand National race. In 1956, he won the Modified division race and again in the Grand National division. In 1957, he won the Convertible division race.

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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29858238 Friend to all Friend+to+all+ NASCAR

In 1955, Flock’s fan presence was noted when he was named the Most Popular Driver.

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NASCAR 167 43 Tim Flock has NASCAR Hall of Fame credentials 29855972 High marks High+marks NASCAR

Flock set a series of marks in the NASCAR ranks. He was the first driver to win both Daytona and the series title in the same year (1952). He held the highest winning percentage (21.2 percent with 40 wins in 189 starts) in Cup history as well as the record for the most pole positions (19, in 1955) in a season. And he won NASCAR’s only sports car race, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, in 1955.

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