1957  ยป Southern 500


















Fonty Flock (#92) spun his black Pontiac at the end of the backstraight on Lap 27, stalling on the racing line at the entrance to Turn 3. Bobby Myers (#4) was racing Paul Goldsmith (#3) down the backstretch, attempting to head off a passing attempt by Goldsmith as they approached the turn. Myers never saw the idle Flock machine and plowed into him head-on at full speed; Myers and Goldsmith tumbling violently from the impact. The hit was so severe, the engine of Myers car came out and rolled down the embankment toward to the infield.

Myers was killed instantly. Flock suffered multiple injuries, including a broken left arm, neck and head bruises, and a cut nose requiring eight stitches. Flock announced his retirement from his hospital bad, while lashing out at track promoters he claimed were putting profits over driver safety. Goldsmith suffered minor injuries.
1957
Stock Cars
NASCAR Grand National
Oldsmobile 88
Pontiac Star Chief
Ford Fairlane
United States
Oval (Paved)
Darlington Raceway
Southern 500
Yes
The News and Courier (Charleston, SC); Getty Images

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