By Eddie Samples
Posted in Feature Stories 3/26/10
So here it is in the middle of the racing season at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta in 1951. Buddy Shuman had won the 100 mile event on June 24, and had leap-frogged over Jack Smith to move into second in the point standings, chasing Ed Samples for the NSCRA’s 1951 crown.
Samples had won the NSCRA (National Stock Car Racing Association) title in 1949, while Shuman was the champ in 1948 and 1950. Smith lost by a hair in 1950. So could this have been his year?