Outlawed-number 4 In A Series.
Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:56 PM
Not really sure if this represents an outlaw situation or a self imposed exile. Back in the early fifties one of the most feared combinations was the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and Daytona speedster Marshall Teague. He won and led races in Nascar events until his ambitions caught up with him and sent him north in search of his dream to win Indianapolis. You know how well that set with France and Teague probably got word through the grapevine that he was "expendable" as far as souther stock car racing went.
Here's one of his mounts in the USAC stock car division from the '56 season as he chased fame and fortune on the northern ovals. Sadly, his dream of an Indy 500 win eluded him and by the late fifties the Daytona native was looking for a way to return to southern stock car racing. It was not to end well, however.
While trying to mend fences with his former friend Big Bill France, Teague attempted to be the first man to turn a 180 mph lap at the newly opened Daytona International Speedway. While on a speed run on February 11, 1959 Marshall's indy type car, the "Sumar Special", lifted slightly entering the first turn and and slide down the track. As the car reached the safety apron it begam a series of flips that covered over 1,500 feet from the first flip until the car came to rest. Teague, still strapped in his seat, wound up 150 feet ahead of where the car stopped. Teague' record run, attempted comeback and his life all ended on the new Daytona asphalt that early Wednesday morning.
Posted 17 January 2008 - 04:52 PM
I love your post's Luke, very informitive!!!
Thank you, I enjoy sharing the history and models of the pioneers of stock car racing.