Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18 - This day in Petty history

1962 - Richard Petty picks up career win number 11 by winning the International 200 at the quarter-mile track in Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.

Bowman Gray was a staple track on the Grand National circuit from the late 1950s until the schedule was restructured as the Winston Cup Grand National Series in 1971. Petty had pretty good success at the track with four wins and 20 top 5's in 26 total starts.

In March 2011, published an article about Bowman Gray under its Hometracks section - including a photo from the 1962 race of Petty leading Larry Thomas. The article gets a +1 bump for being written by Paul Schaefer.

The final Grand National race at Bowman Gray was the Myers Brothers 250 in 1971 and was won by Bobby Allison. Well, sorta...

Source: Spartanburg Herald via Google News Archive
Edited August 15, 2014

No comments:

Post a Comment