August 7, 1955: Lee Petty wins in Winston-Salem
Stock Car Racing History
At last check, the Winston-Salem Journal had 228 comments on their story about the proposed Dixie Classic Fair name change, with almost all of them being against it. The picture of the DC Fairgrounds and race track is great. I sat in the bushes coming off of turn 4 and peered through the fence to see the Jack Kochman "Hell Drivers" there one night, in their new Plymouths. Another year, I saw a motorcycle stunt man named Bob Duffey put on a tremendous show only to have it end with one of his few career crashes, after he had jumped a whole bunch of cars right in front of the grandstand.