Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12 - This day in Petty history

1967 - Richard scores his 66th career win in the Myers Brothers 250 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.

Petty won the pole and led all 250 laps of the race en route to a dominating victory. Former Petty Enterprises teammate Jim Paschal finished 2nd, three laps down to Petty.

Southern MotoRacing photo courtesy of Harvey Tollison
The win was Petty's 18th of the season which tied the record of Tim Flock set FIFTEEN years earlier. After nabbing this win, 43 kept on a'rollin. When the season ended, Petty obliterated Flock's record by winning 27 races in 1967.

The widows of Billy (left) and Bobby (right) Myers presented The King with his trophy for winning the race. Bobby's widow, Mrs. Lorene Myers, is the mother of long-time Richard Childress Racing gasman, Danny "Chocolate" Myers.

Southern MotoRacing photo courtesy of Harvey Tollison
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal via Google News Archive
Edited September 29, 2014

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