Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12 - This day in Petty history

July 12, 1970 - Richard Petty wins the Schaefer 300 at Trenton Speedway in New Jersey. He drove the famed Plymouth Superbird. The King won 3 of the 8 Grand National / Cup races run at Trenton, whose history spanned from 1958 to 1972.

The following photos were shared with me by 200WINZ, a fellow long-time Petty fan and friend of the Petty family.

Unfortunately, no picture seems to exist of Petty, Dale Inman, or anyone else hoisting a Schaefer in recognition of the win. Oh well, I guess I'll have to provide my own.

Hail to the King! Hail to the Schaef!


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