1952 NASCAR Speedway Division

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1952 NASCAR Speedway Division season
NASCAR Speedway Division
Races 7
Start date May 10
End date June 29
Champion South Carolina Buck Baker
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The 1952 NASCAR Speedway Division consisted of seven races, beginning in Darlington, South Carolina on May 10 and concluding in Langhorne, Pennsylvania on June 29. There was also one non-championship event in Daytona Beach, Florida. The season champion was Buck Baker. This was the first season of the NASCAR Speedway Division. Every driver was an American racecar driver and every race was in the USA.


Rnd Date Race Name Length Track Location Type Pole Position Winning Driver
NC February 6 Florida Daytona Beach Time Trial 1 mile (1.6 km) Daytona Beach Road Course Daytona Beach, Florida Sand South Carolina Buck Baker
1 May 10 South Carolina Darlington 200 200 miles (320 km) Darlington Raceway Darlington, South Carolina Paved North Carolina Speedy Thompson South Carolina Buck Baker
2 May 25 Virginia Martinsville 150 75 miles (121 km) Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, Virginia Dirt Tennessee Bill Miller Georgia (U.S. state) Tex Keene
3 May 30 New York (state) Rochester 100 100 miles (160 km) Monroe County Fairgrounds Rochester, New York Dirt Indiana Tom Cherry New Jersey Wally Campbell
4 June 1 North Carolina Charlotte 100 101.25 miles (162.95 km) Charlotte Speedway Charlotte, North Carolina Dirt Washington, D.C. Al Fleming New Jersey Wally Campbell
5 June 8 Georgia (U.S. state) Atlanta 100 100 miles (160 km) Lakewood Speedway Atlanta, Georgia Dirt New Jersey Wally Campbell New York (state) Al Keller
6 June 15 Pennsylvania Heidelberg 100 100 miles (160 km) Heidelberg Raceway Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Dirt New Jersey Wally Campbell Indiana Tom Cherry
7 June 29 Pennsylvania Langhorne 100 100 miles (160 km) Langhorne Speedway Langhorne, Pennsylvania Dirt Indiana Tom Cherry Indiana Tom Cherry
  Paved/Dirt Oval
  Beach Track
  Non-championship race

Final points standings[edit]

# Driver Team Car Points
1 South Carolina Buck Baker Penny Mullis Cadillac Special 1734
2 New Jersey Wally Campbell Campbell Ford Special 1517
3 Georgia (U.S. state) Tex Keene Al Wheatley Mercury Special 1266
4 Tennessee Bill Miller Raymond Parks Oldsmobile 88 Special 1251
5 Indiana Tom Cherry Cherry Mercury Special 1210
6 North Carolina Mickey Fenn Leland Colvin Ford Special 1126
7 Florida Gene Darragh Leland Colvin Ford Special 1098
8 New York (state) Lyle Scott Scott DeSoto Special 1041
9 North Carolina Sam Waldrop Al Conrow Hudson Special 1024
10 Georgia (U.S. state) Jack Smith Roy Shoemaker Chrysler Special 914

See also[edit]


  • Burt, William M. (2001). The American Stock Car (Second ed.). St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company. 
  • Capps, Don (2003). "1952 NASCAR Speedway Division Championship". The AUTOSPORT Bulletin Board. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  • Fielden, Greg (2003). NASCAR Chronicle. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd. 
  • "1952 Season Summary". Know Your NASCAR. NASCAR/Turner Productions, Inc. 2001. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  • "1952 NASCAR Speedway Division". Champ Car Stats. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13.