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Flock was NASCAR pioneer

Updated: March 10, 2005, 9:00 AM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

"To me, he was a cool customer. You would see a bunch of them drivers running sideways and doing all. Tim would just be running around. When the race was over, Tim won. Them guys were still running sideways," says Richard Petty about Tim Flock on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Raised in a family of bootleggers who never met a vehicle they wouldn't race, Tim Flock made his mark as one of stock-car racing's pioneers. Exploding on the scene in the 1950s, he won two Grand National ...

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