The Hudson Hornet Dominates The 1952 Daytona Beach Race – NASCAR Was Very Different Then

(first posted 12/3/2011)   NASCAR stock car racing sixty years ago – with “cars right off the showroom floor” – was a very different spectacle. The Dayton Beach course was a length of beach-front highway, and then just sand. Marshall Teague is by far the smoothest driver, which undoubtedly contributed largely to his success there, as well the torque of the big 308 cubic inch six. And here’s another one of the modified cars.