Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 28 - This day in Petty history

1970 - Richard Petty pockets his 113th career victory by winning from the pole in the Myers Brothers 250 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.

Source: The Dispatch via Google News Archive
Richard's 1970 season is most closely associated with his runs in the winged Plymouth Superbird.

However, the Grand National schedule in that era included far more short-track races than in NASCAR's 'modern era' (Winston-Nextel-Sprint Cup years). The 'Bird wasn't the best car for those tracks, so Petty Enterprises ran a Plymouth Road Runner similar to this one in many events - including Richard's win at Bowman Gray.

Courtesy of Jerry Bushmire


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