Tim Flock

Julius Timothy " Tim " Flock (May 11, 1924 in Fort Payne, Alabama, † 31 March 1998) was an American NASCAR driver and two-time champion in the Winston Cup. Tim Flock was the brother of Ethel Mobley, the second woman in NASCAR racing ever, and Bob Flock and Fonty Flock. Tim Flock died on March 31, 1998 to lung and liver cancer at the age of 73 years.


At the first race in the known as the Strictly Stock NASCAR Cup Series in 1949 at the Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, Flock finished fifth. In the championship standings, he was at the end of the season in eighth place, while his brother Bob and Fonty Fifth Third were. In the season of 1950 he went to only twelve out of a total of 19 races at the start and had to recover from a serious accident on the Charlotte Speedway, where four cars were involved.

In the season 1951, Flock won seven races and finished second in the final table of the championship in third place. The 1952 season brought eight wins and four pole positions. With a lead of 106 points, he secured the first championship before Herb Thomas.

The seasons in 1953 and 1954 did not go so well for Flock. In the two years he was able to find only one win and finished it in sixth and 35th in the championship.

The 1955 season, however, was a record year for Flock and NASCAR. On his way to second title to flock secured 19 pole positions and 18 wins in 45 races. The record number of wins held until the year 1967 when Richard " The King" Petty with 27 wins set a new record. The 19 pole positions but with 2007 levels continue to record in the Cup series.


  • Flock won the only NASCAR race at Road America in 1956. Until the 1990s were no other race touring car series held on the track.
  • With his victory at the Hickory Motor Speedway on May 16, 1953 Flock had a rhesus monkey named " Jocko Flocko " as a passenger in the cockpit. This monkey is the only person ever to win a car race. During the race, but two weeks later in Raleigh, there was an unusual incident. At that time there were in the wheel arches, tiny flaps through which the driver could check the condition of the right front tire. You had to draw only on a small chain. Jocko managed to free himself from his seat and moved well on the chain. He stuck his head in the wheel well and was shocked very pleased about it ( there are also suspicions that he was hit by a thrown up pebble ). Tim Flock could not continue with the rabid monkeys and had to make an extra pit stop to let him out of the car. This he gave away the second place and finished the race in third place.