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March 31, 1998 – NASCAR pioneer and champ Tim Flock dies
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March 31, 1998 – NASCAR pioneer and champ Tim Flock dies

Jocko Flocko (center) poses with co-driver Tim Flock (left), Herb Thomas (center right) and Fonty Flock (right) after a NASCAR Cup Series race in 1953. Jocko Flocko is the only co-driver in NASCAR history, riding with Tim Flock to a win at Hickory Motor Speedway in May of 1953. Photo: Courtesy Frances Flock Collection/accesswdun.com Julius Timothy (Tim) Flock, a pioneering NASCAR driver, passed away at the age of 73 on this day in 1998. Flock was part of a flock of Flocks that flocked to the early NASCAR tracks. His brothers Bob and Flonty Flock, as well as his sister Ethel Mobley, all raced on the circuit. Ethel, who brother Tim said their dad named after the fuel he used in his car, became the second woman to race in the series. Tim Flock placed 5th in the inaugural NASCAR Strict...

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