Sunday 6th February 1955
Herb Thomas won a hard fought 100-mile NASCAR Grand National race on the 1/2 mile dirt Palm Beach Speedway. Thomas and Buck Baker swapped the lead 11 times before Thomas took the lead for good. Local Modified star Jack Choquette made a late charge in his first GN start, passing Baker with two laps to go and finishing only 3 lengths behind Thomas at the line. Thomas and Choquette were driving Hudson Hornets while 3rd place Baker was in an Olds 88.