NASCAR in the 1955 season. Full information

7th season of the NASCAR proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 7th November to 30th October in 1955, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of NASCAR!

Beginners of the season: Bill Hyde , Gene Bergin , Norm Nelson , Royce Hagerty , Jimmy Massey , Johnny Allen , Tiny Lund , Jack Choquette , Woody Richmond , Dick Joslin , Jack Radtke , Bud Kutina , Axel Anderson , Mack Hanbury , Willard Holt , Bob Dawson , Jim Wilson , Ray Chaike , Bud Palmer , Gene Simpson , Jack Farris , Ralph Shaffer , Tommy Ringstaff , Louis Headley , Boyce Hildreth , Henry Ford , Jim Ord , Carl Krueger , Tony DeStafano , Archie Nepstad , Johnny Cramblitt , Ed Cole , Ken Johns , Ed Brown , Ray Clark , Ron Hornaday , Frank Douglas , Owen Loggins , Cliff Richmond , Rick DeLewis , Herb Crawford , FiFi Scott , Rex DeLewis , Mel Larson , Johnny Mock , Jack Richardson , Gordon Smith , Nace Mattingly , Sonny Hutchins , Chick Dawson , Bill Bowman , Millard Wright , Junie Gough , Emory Mahan , Al Webber , Bob Beck , John McVitty , Ted Pitcher , George Combs , Frank Powell , Chick Norris , Pee Wee Jones , Charles Dyer , Bill Gross , Lou Spears , Homer Newland , George Gregory , Bob Gould , Herk Moak , Ken Goudermoat , Dick Walters , Ed Negre , Joe Roletto , Hal Prentice , Cliff Wright , Elias Bowie , Carl Hammill , Sherman Clark , Bob Stanclift , Crash Carson , Ted Cannady , Banks Simpson , Jack Hubbard , Bobby Waddell , Clarence DeZalia , Larry Flynn , Russ Graham , Ray Platte , Curley Hatfield , Doug Cox , Dick Beaty , Jim Thompson , Don Duckworth , Jimmy Roland , Fred Harb , Mario Rossi , Art MacBurney , Walt Schubert , Jerry Benjamin , Bunk Moore , Bud Geiselman , Al Hager , Gene Rose , Bob Coleman , Bill Morton , Jim Murray , Jimmy Pardue , Bob Ruppert , Tom Francis , John Lansaw , Herb Hill , Virgil Martin , Carl Hoover , Britton Jones , Woody Arrington

List of races and tracks in the 1955 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
High Point NASCAR 1954 High Point NASCAR Lee Petty
Chrysler New Yorker, #42
Tri-City Speedway 7th November 1954
West Palm Beach NASCAR 1955 West Palm Beach NASCAR Herb Thomas
Hudson Hornet, #92
Palm Beach Speedway 6th February 1955
Jacksonville NASCAR 1955 Jacksonville NASCAR Lee Petty
Chrysler 300 , #42
Jacksonville, Florida 13th February 1955
Daytona NASCAR 1955 Daytona NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Daytona Beach 27th February 1955
Savannah NASCAR 1955 Savannah NASCAR Lee Petty
Chrysler 300 , #42
Oglethorpe Speedway 6th March 1955
Columbia NASCAR 1955 Columbia NASCAR Race 1 Fonty Flock
Chevrolet Bel Air (Second generation), #14
Columbia Speedway 26th March 1955
Hillsborough NASCAR 1955 Hillsborough NASCAR Race 1 Jim Paschal
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #78
Occoneechee Speedway 27th March 1955
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1955 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #87
North Wilkesboro 3rd April 1955
Montgomery NASCAR 1955 Montgomery NASCAR Race 1 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Montgomery 17th April 1955
Langhorne NASCAR 1955 Langhorne NASCAR Race 1 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Langhorne 24th April 1955
Charlotte NASCAR 1955 Charlotte NASCAR Race 1 Buck Baker
Buick ? 1955, #89
Charlotte Fairgrounds 1st May 1955
Hickory NASCAR 1955 Hickory NASCAR Junior Johnson
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #55
Hickory Speedway 7th May 1955
Phoenix NASCAR 1955 Phoenix NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #301
Arizona State Fairgrounds 8th May 1955
Tucson NASCAR 1955 Tucson NASCAR Danny Letner
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #6
Tucson Rodeo 15th May 1955
Martinsville NASCAR 1955 Martinsville NASCAR Race 1 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Martinsville 15th May 1955
Richmond NASCAR 1955 Richmond NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Atlantic Fairgrounds 22nd May 1955
Raleigh NASCAR 1955 Raleigh NASCAR Race 1 Junior Johnson
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #55
State Fairgrounds 28th May 1955
Winston-Salem NASCAR 1955 Winston-Salem NASCAR Race 1 Lee Petty
Chrysler 300 , #42
Forsyth County Fair 29th May 1955
New Oxford NASCAR 1955 New Oxford NASCAR Junior Johnson
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #55
New Oxford 10th June 1955
Rochester NASCAR 1955 Rochester NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Monroe County 17th June 1955
Fonda NASCAR 1955 Fonda NASCAR Junior Johnson
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #55
Fonda 18th June 1955
Plattsburg NASCAR 1955 Plattsburg NASCAR Lee Petty
Chrysler 300 , #42
Plattsburg 19th June 1955
Charlotte NASCAR 1955 Charlotte NASCAR Race 2 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #301
Southern States 24th June 1955
Spartanburg NASCAR 1955 Spartanburg NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Piedmont Interstate 6th July 1955
Columbia NASCAR 1955 Columbia NASCAR Race 2 Jim Paschal
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #78
Columbia Speedway 9th July 1955
Weaverville NASCAR 1955 Weaverville NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Weaverville 10th July 1955
Morristown NASCAR 1955 Morristown NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Morristown 15th July 1955
Altamont NASCAR 1955 Altamont NASCAR Junior Johnson
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #55
Altamont 29th July 1955
Syracuse NASCAR 1955 Syracuse NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Syracuse 30th July 1955
San Mateo NASCAR 1955 San Mateo NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Bay Meadows 31st July 1955
Charlotte NASCAR 1955 Charlotte NASCAR Race 3 Jim Paschal
Oldsmobile 88 (Second generation), #78
Southern States 5th August 1955
Winston-Salem NASCAR 1955 Winston-Salem NASCAR Race 2 Lee Petty
Dodge ? 1955, #42
Forsyth County Fair 7th August 1955
LeHi NASCAR 1955 LeHi NASCAR Race 1 Fonty Flock
Chrysler 300 , #301
Memphis-Arkansas 14th August 1955
Raleigh NASCAR 1955 Raleigh NASCAR Race 2 Herb Thomas
Buick ? 1955, #92
Raleigh 20th August 1955
Darlington NASCAR 1955 Darlington NASCAR Herb Thomas
Chevrolet Bel Air (Second generation), #92
Darlington 5th September 1955
Montgomery NASCAR 1955 Montgomery NASCAR Race 2 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Montgomery 11th September 1955
Langhorne NASCAR 1955 Langhorne NASCAR Race 2 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Langhorne 18th September 1955
Raleigh NASCAR 1955 Raleigh NASCAR Race 3 Fonty Flock
Chrysler 300 , #301
Raleigh 30th September 1955
Greenville NASCAR 1955 Greenville NASCAR Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Greenville-Pickens 6th October 1955
LeHi NASCAR 1955 LeHi NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Ford ? 1955, #297
Memphis-Arkansas 9th October 1955
Columbia NASCAR 1955 Columbia NASCAR Race 3 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #300
Columbia Speedway 15th October 1955
Las Vegas NASCAR 1955 Las Vegas NASCAR Norm Nelson
Chrysler 300 , #299
Las Vegas Park 16th October 1955
Martinsville NASCAR 1955 Martinsville NASCAR Race 2 Speedy Thompson
Chrysler 300 , #30
Martinsville 16th October 1955
North Wilkesboro NASCAR 1955 North Wilkesboro NASCAR Race 2 Buck Baker
Ford ? 1955, #87
North Wilkesboro 23rd October 1955
Hillsborough NASCAR 1955 Hillsborough NASCAR Race 2 Tim Flock
Chrysler 300 , #301
Occoneechee Speedway 30th October 1955

Drivers championship 1955

Tim Flock

United States

Champion

Buck Baker

United States

2nd place

Lee Petty

United States

3rd place

List of all drivers for the 1955 season

Name Points
Tim Flock 9596
Buck Baker 8088
Lee Petty 7194
Bob Welborn 5460
Herb Thomas 5186
Junior Johnson 4810
Eddie Skinner 4652
Jim Paschal 4572
Jimmie Lewallen 4526
Gwyn Staley 4360
Fonty Flock 4266
Dave Terrell 3170
Jimmy Massey 2924
Marvin Panch 2812
Speedy Thompson 2452
Jim Reed 2416
Gene Simpson 2388
Dick Rathman 2298
Ralph Liguori 2124
Joe Eubanks 2028
Blackie Pitt 1992
Harvey Henderson 1930
Banks Simpson 1852
Dink Widenhouse 1752
John Dodd, Jr. 1496
Bill Widenhouse 1444
Lou Spears 1272
Larry Flynn 1260
Cotton Owens 1248
Gordon Smith 1212
Billy Carden 1172
Arden Mounts 1170
Joel Million 1136
Curtis Turner 1120
John Lindsay 1052
Nace Mattingly 992
Bill Blair 974
Donald Thomas 932
Ed Cole 924
Mack Hanbury 900
Danny Letner 892
George Parrish 880
Banjo Matthews 860
Carl Krueger 748
Ted Cannady 744
Allen Adkins 740
Joe Weatherly 724
John McVitty 684
Lloyd Dane 674
Fred Dove 668
Bill West 0
Ed Brown 0
Jack Choquette 0
Bobby Waddell 0
Johnny Kieper 0
Richard Brownlee 0
Ken Johns 0
Russ Graham 0
Johnny Roberts 0
Chuck Hanson 0
Bob Flock 0
Bill Stammer 0
Gober Sosebee 0
Jimmy Thompson 0
Henry Ford 0
Volney Schulze 0
Norm Nelson 0
Bob Havemann 0
Charles Dyer 0
Bill Tanner 0
Jimmy Ayers 0
Ken Fisher 0
Al Watkins 0
Hooker Hood 0
Bill Amick 0
Joe Guide 0
Billy Myers 0
Don White 0
Bill Champion 0
Bill Bowman 0
Johnny Gouveia 0
Ed Negre 0
Mario Rossi 0
Pappy Hough 0
Ray Duhigg 0
Jim Ord 0
Don Oldenberg 0
Ed Paskovich 0
Owen Loggins 0
Lloyd Moore 0
Al Hager 0
Clayton D'Aniello 0
Clarence DeZalia 0
Dick Joslin 0
Leland Sewell 0
Roscoe Rann 0
Bud Harless 0
Tommy Ringstaff 0
Elmo Langley 0
Bill Hyde 0
Sherman Clark 0
Johnny Patterson 0
Jim Murray 0
Harvey Eakin 0
Fred Harb 0
Eddie Pagan 0
Bill Harrison 0
Jack Radtke 0
Bob Dawson 0
Royce Hagerty 0
Dutch Hoag 0
Lloyd Chick 0
Johnny Allen 0
Clyde Palmer 0
Johnny Mantz 0
Emory Mahan 0
Bud Kutina 0
Al Webber 0
Ted Pitcher 0
Bob Ruppert 0
Art MacBurney 0
Bo Fields 0
Dutch Munsinger 0
Cliff Richmond 0
Bill Gross 0
Ray Clark 0
Jimmy Roland 0
Bob Stanclift 0
Perk Brown 0
Millard Wright 0
Axel Anderson 0
Dick Hallock 0
Herb Crawford 0
Marvin Copple 0
Gene Rose 0
Buddy Shuman 0
Doug Cox 0
Pop McGinnis 0
Jack Smith 0
Ben Gregory 0
Mel Larson 0
Bill Morton 0
Gene Holcomb 0
Tom Francis 0
Dick Zimmermann 0
Pee Wee Jones 0
Bunk Moore 0
Bob Coleman 0
Fred Steinbroner 0
Clyde Minter 0
Johnny Mock 0
Paul Pettit 0
Ken Pace 0
Elton Hildreth 0
Willard Holt 0
Bob Beck 0
Joe Roletto 0
Walt Schubert 0
Bob Gould 0
Johnny Cramblitt 0
Jim Thompson 0
John Dodd, Sr. 0
Allan Clarke 0
Slim Brown 0
John Lansaw 0
Tony DeStafano 0
George Combs 0
Sonny Black 0
E.J. Turner 0
Ned Jarrett 0
Jim Wilson 0
Ron Hornaday 0
Frank Powell 0
Dick Walters 0
Frank Douglas 0
Chick Norris 0
Ray Chaike 0
Harold Kite 0
Julian Petty 0
Gene Comstock 0
Jack Richardson 0
Rex DeLewis 0
Fred Johnson 0
Herb Hill 0
Bud Palmer 0
Rick DeLewis 0
Woody Richmond 0
Walt Regan 0
Herk Moak 0
Slick Smith 0
Virgil Martin 0
Ray Platte 0
Curley Hatfield 0
Roy Bentley 0
Gene Bergin 0
Possum Jones 0
Van Van Wey 0
Fireball Roberts 0
Dick Allwine 0
Dick Beaty 0
Don Duckworth 0
Tommy Thompson 0
Junie Gough 0
Bud Geiselman 0
Ken Goudermoat 0
John Soares 0
Jack Hubbard 0
Erick Erickson 0
Charlie Cregar 0
Boyce Hildreth 0
Homer Newland 0
FiFi Scott 0
Tiny Lund 0
Chuck Stevenson 0
Floyd Curtis 0
Hal Prentice 0
Bill Williams 0
Cliff Wright 0
Elias Bowie 0
Carl Hammill 0
Jim Cook 0
Jerry Benjamin 0
Crash Carson 0
Ted Chamberlain 0
Chuck Meekins 0
Jack Farris 0
Ralph Shaffer 0
Louis Headley 0
Archie Nepstad 0
Leslie Young 0
Pepper Cunningham 0
Carl Hoover 0
Britton Jones 0
George Gregory 0
Woody Arrington 0
Sonny Hutchins 0
Glen Wood 0
Chick Dawson 0
Jimmy Pardue 0

List of all cars in the 1955 season