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The Early Years
1948 - 1955
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12/26/05: See this rare 1956 photo
The Middle Years 1955 -1959
The Superspeedway Later Years 1960 - 1964
Woody Smith's mom took this picture Fireball in 1956, on the front
stretch at Darlington.
Thanks for sharing Woody
Fireball leaning against rear quarter panel. Mechanic
Red Vogt at left from tire
This is the actual 1957 Holman Moody prepared Ford for Nascar.
It was driven by the late, great Glenn "Fireball" Roberts.
This car was supercharged, but later in the year, Nascar came out with rules
which stated that supercharged cars
could not run the Nascar circuit. It was the pole sitter and race winner at
the spring race in at the dirt track of North Wilkesboro, NC before that
track was paved. This car has accomplished many feats in its career.
Red & White
Gutted with a roll-cage put in for Nascar
Factory Base Price:
Not Available on this model
312 ci V8 Hemi, 300 horsepower
Three-speed manual, column mount
Holley four-barrel with a Paxton
Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson
Location: 57 Heaven Museum, Branson, MO.
Big Bill France (sitting) and Fireball (right)
They actually rode around in the dirt on the 2.5 miles!
1959 Pontiac in background.
Who the poster girl and executive type guy?
#22 Fireball 1960 Pontiac Convertible
#4 Rex White Chevy Convertible
#12 Joe Weatherly
Photo Op for Rebel 300 convertible race at Darlington 1960.
(facts courtesy Mike Clements)
This photo shows
Cotton Owens with the #3 Pontiac that he bought from
Smokey right after the Daytona beach race in Feb of 59.
Marvin Panch drove the 58 Ford #98 and Fireball drove
the #22 57 Chevy. My father was Louie Clements. He
was car owner and crew chief for Rex White.
Thanks, Mike Clements
L to R: Cotton Owens ’58 #3 Pontiac (start 3rd),
Marvin Panch’s ’58 #98 Ford (start 2nd)
and Fireball’s ’57 #22 Chevy (pole 116.299 mph)
prior to a 1958 Darlington Raceway convertible race.
This was at Darlington Raceway, race #9 of 19 on May
10, 1958, a race in which Curtis Turner won by 26
seconds after leading the final 24 laps to the 219
lap finish. After leading the first 9 laps, Owens
finished 26th after a wreck on lap 95.
Panch led once and finished 3rd. Fireball
never led, had tire problems (he kept burning them
off with aggressive driving) and finished 5th.
Joe Weatherly took 2nd. Average speed
109.624 with only two cautions.
'60 Pontiac Convertible
I have not verified this, but was
there ever a 1959 Ford #22 like this driven by Fireball??? (Answer
Fireball the FIRST To Win At
Daytona in a #3 Car!
1959 #3 Pontiac - '59 Firecracker 250 Winner
According to Carl of "LifeLongSearch" : "Win on Sunday, buy on Monday". Ask
58-59 Chevy Convertible - Notice the 'Game Face' before qualifying
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