Pit Board for NASCAR Team Kiekhaefer's Chrysler 300-B, circa 1956

Summary

The Kiekhaefer racing team used this pit board to communicate with drivers during stock car races. Drivers could see brief messages chalked on the board as they sped past the pits. In this way, the team manager told drivers when to come in for gas or tires, or how far ahead or behind they were. Carl Kiekhaefer's Chrysler 300s dominated the NASCAR stock car circuit in 1955 and 1956.

The Kiekhaefer racing team used this pit board to communicate with drivers during stock car races. Drivers could see brief messages chalked on the board as they sped past the pits. In this way, the team manager told drivers when to come in for gas or tires, or how far ahead or behind they were. Carl Kiekhaefer's Chrysler 300s dominated the NASCAR stock car circuit in 1955 and 1956.

Artifact

Signboard

Date Made

circa 1956

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2003.13.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paint (Coating)
Particle board
Wood (Plant material)

Color

Blue
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 24 in

Width: 24 in

Inscriptions

Front: CARL KIEKHAEFER

1956 Chrysler 300-B Stock Car

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