During the early days, many races were dominated by one of Georgia’s three Flock Brothers, the most celebrated of whom was Tim. Born May 11, 1924, Tim Flock ran in NASCAR first competition and didn’t retire until 1961, entering 187 races and winning 40 times. Flock was simply a winner: six times at Daytona, two times a NASCAR Sprint Cup champion (1952 and 1955), and wins in all three national divisions. In 1955, Flock won 18 races, a record that stood for 12 years, and finished in the top five in 32 of 39 starts. His NASCAR winning percentage record, 21%, is unlikely to ever be broken. In 1961, as a result of Bill France, Sr.’s union busting attempts, Flock was issued a lifetime ban from all NASCAR competition, along with his friend Curtis Turner. Though reinstated in 1965, Flock never returned to racing as a driver. He spent many years as one of stock car racing’s most celebrated ambassadors, helping to promote races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Was inducted into the National Motorspoerts Press Association Hall of Fame in 1972, and was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1991. In 1998, he was named one of NASCAR 50 greatest drivers. He passed away on March 31, 1998. In 2013, he became the first Georgia racer to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.