Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1 - This day in Petty history - part 1

As this entry posts, the Schaefer Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor are enjoying the sights and sounds of a weekend at the Monster Mile - Dover International Speedway. Follow me on Twitter for more in-the-moment observations about this weekend's race festivities.

1967 - Richard Petty picks up his 75th career win in the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway. The win was also his tenth consecutive win and 27th overall during the 1967 season - two records that still remain today. As a Plymouth driver, Petty's win was even sweeter because the director of Ford's racing program was at the track.

Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers
Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire

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