1952 American Championship Car season
Series  : NASCAR Speedway Division
Champion : 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 Daytona Beach Time Trial 1 mile (1.61 km) Daytona Beach Road Course Daytona Beach, Florida Sand Buck Baker
1 May 10 Darlington 200 200 miles
(322 km)
Darlington Raceway Darlington,
South Carolina
Paved Speedy Thompson Buck Baker
2 May 25 Martinsville 150 75 miles
(121 km)
Martinsville Speedway Martinsville,
Dirt Bill Miller Tex Keene
3 May 30 Rochester 100 100 miles
(161 km)
Monroe County Fairgrounds Rochester,
New York
Dirt Tom Cherry Wally Campbell
4 June 1 Charlotte 100 101.25 miles
(163 km)
Charlotte Speedway Charlotte,
North Carolina
Dirt Al Fleming Wally Campbell
5 June 8 Atlanta 100 100 miles
(161 km)
Lakewood Speedway Atlanta,
Dirt Wally Campbell Al Keller
6 June 15 Heidelberg 100 100 miles
(161 km)
Heidelberg Raceway Pittsburgh,
Dirt Wally Campbell Tom Cherry
7 June 29 Langhorne 100 100 miles
(161 km)
Langhorne Speedway Langhorne,
Dirt Tom Cherry Tom Cherry

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Final points standingsEdit

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

See alsoEdit


  • Burt, William M. (2001). The American Stock Car (Second ed.). St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company. 

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  • Fielden, Greg (2003). NASCAR Chronicle. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, Ltd. 

from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 

from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-05-13.