Ken Rush, a native of High Point, is a retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series race car driver whose career spanned from 1957 to 1972. Rush is not sure exactly how many races he won during his career, but he’s sure of one thing and that is he was the first driver to win at Talladega, Michigan and Dover. All three tracks were new during this era, and Rush was racing the Grand Touring division of NASCAR which raced on Saturday prior to the major event on Sunday. Rush can count up to about 400 events he won. Rush had great success at Talladega, Michigan, and Dover Speedways, and was named the 1957 NASCAR Rookie of the Year.