Dunaway killed when train strikes car

Sunday, March 8, 1964 – Glenn Dunaway, winner and loser of NASCAR’s first sanctioned Strictly Stock race, was killed when his car struck a train just north of Camden, S.C. He was 49. A passenger in the car, Margaret Fox, was also killed. According to reports, the small car in which the pair were traveling was dragged approximately 100 feet by the Seaboard Railroad train.

Dunaway was disqualified the day after his June 22, 1949 victory at Charlotte Speedway when officials discovered illegal springs on his 1947 Ford. Instead of a win, the Gastonia, N.C. resident was credited with a last-place (33rd) finish.

The win was awarded to Jim Roper of Halstead, Kan. It was Roper’s only NASCAR victory.

Dunaway made 18 starts in the series and earned three top-five finishes. His best result came at Canfield (Ohio) Speedway where he finished second to Bill Rexford in 1950.

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