Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 29 - This day in Petty history

As this blog posts, I am about to depart for my first trip to Dover International Speedway to see the AAA 400 Sprint Cup race!

1968 - Richard Petty wins his 90th career race by leading three-quarters of the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro. In media reports about Petty's report, the following article's writer refers to Petty's rival and second place finisher David Pearson as a "titular aspirant" - an adjective rarely used I'm quite sure in racing circles. But I suppose kudos are due him (or her) for slipping a subtle double entendre by the editor.

Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire
TMC

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