Sunday 27th April 1952
Herb Thomas was leading when darkness forced the NASCAR Grand National race at Central City Speedway (Georgia, US) to be flagged after 198 of 300 scheduled laps. Jack Smith won the pole and led the first 186 laps on the muddy track before his Studebaker broke a wheel. Fonty Flock, still recovering from his dislocated shoulder, finished only a few lengths back in 2nd. Heavy rains forced a 3 hour delay. After the 1/2 mile dirt track was worked on, the 28 drivers voted on whether to start or not. The vote was 15 to 13 in favor of racing.