OK, guys, here with go. This one has DannyB's blessing. A similar thread on the HAMB, after almost three years, has been throttled somewhat (although it's still going) by a moderator's feeling that going up into the 80s is counter to that board's policy of coming only as far as the mid 60s. Let's have at it, boys!
This is for any type of stock car racing, dirt or pavement, from the beginning up through about 1985. Kev started his NASCAR thread out with a photo of the King, so I'll kick this one off with the King's daddy. This is Lee Petty at Corbin Speedway in August of 1954. He won the 200-lap race on what was a half-mile dirt track at the time. It was the week before Darlington, and he was on the way to his first championship. The car is a 1954 Chrysler.