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Today in History: August 14

August 14, 2012, NASCAR Wire Service,

1955: Pole-sitter Fonty Flock drives a Carl Kiekhaefer-owned Chrysler to victory in the Mid-South 250 at Memphis-Arkansas Speedway in LeHi, Ark., registering the 17th of his 19 career wins in NASCAR's premier series. Flock led 88 of 167 laps on the 1.5-mile dirt track. Speedy Thompson finished second as the only other car on the lead lap. Tim Flock, the winner's brother and teammate, took third. He qualified second, ending a streak of seven straight pole positions entering the event.