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On this Date 1955 - HOF Herb Thomas Wins at Darlington

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 09/05/19, 5:00AM EDT

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On this day in history in the NCSHOF, stock car racing star Herb Thomas took the checkered flag in the Southern 500 at Darlington.

September 5, 1955 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, stock car racing star Herb Thomas took the checkered flag in the Southern 500 at Darlington, the sixth running of the event, Thomas won the Southern 500 three times among his nearly 50 NASCAR Grand National victories, although a serious injury cut short his racing career in 1959. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1992.

Herb Thomas - NCSHOF