Sunday 13th August 1995
Bobby Isaac (46) died of a heart attack, following a race at Hickory Speedway, North Carolina. In a 15-year career, Isaac won 37 NASCAR Winston Cup Series races. In 1970, Isaac topped the field to win the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship. Also in 1970, he set what was then a world closed-course speed record when he ran 201.104 mph at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. Isaac’s 50 pole positions ranks him sixth on the all-time list and seventh on the all-time list of laps led with 13,229. Isaac set a single-season record on pole positions won with 20 in 1969.