Car Collector Corner: Monkey rode in NASCAR racecar?

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Q: Is it true that a monkey used to ride with one of the NASCAR drivers as a stunt back in the Fifties? Albert M., Missouri.

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#1 Jun 18, 2011
Don't know if I remember this correctly, but I don't believe it was a stunt. Think Tim Flock just had a monkey that he took along with him in the races.

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#2 Jun 19, 2011
Tim Flock had a monkey ride with him for 8 races in '53. Jocko is still nascars only co-driver and the only monkey with a nascar victory. It did start as a publicity stunt and ended when the monkey got out of its seat and went nuts during a race. Flock had to pit to get rid of the monkey bit still finished 3rd.

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