Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 21 - This day in Petty history

1975 - Richard Petty wins the pole, leads about half the race, and wins the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Petty led 184 of 400 laps as he picked up his 175th career victory. Second place Cale Yarborough also led nearly half the race - 172 of 400 laps. But on a restart with 5 laps to go, Ol' Blue was able to pull away from Yarborough's #11 Junior Johnson Chevrolet for a 2.5 second victory.

Source: Gadsden Times via Google News Archive
Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire
Edited October 1, 2014

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