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Racing was monkey business

Updated: December 3, 2000, 12:53 AM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Race Feb. 27, 1955 - Tim Flock was so angry when he was disqualified on a technicality at Daytona last year that he quit driving, vowing never to compete in a NASCAR race again. But Flock grew bored and made a brief return late in 1954.

Although he came back to Daytona Beach in February 1955, it was only as a spectator. However, after seeing Carl Kiekhaefer's new Chrysler 300, Flock's eyes lit up and he wanted back in. Kiekhaefer gave him the ride.

Flock won the pole ...

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