Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August 24 - This day in Petty history

1975 - Richard Petty narrowly wins his 173rd career race over rival and fellow future NASCAR Hall of Fame member, David Pearson, in the Champion Spark Plug 400 at Michigan. The two swapped the lead five times during the final five laps. When the checkers fell, the King won by half a car-length.

Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers
Source: Gadsden Times via Google News Archive
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