On this numerological, Petty-win, anniversary posting date of 11-11-11...
1962 - Richard Petty wins career race number 14 by leading 158 of 200 laps at Golden Gate Speedway in Tampa, FL. The race is the only NASCAR Grand National event ever held at the track.
Richard edges teammate Jim Paschal by one car length for the win. Richard's brother and third Plymouth teammate, Maurice Petty, finishes 6th. Buzzie Reutimann, father of modern-day Cup driver David Reutimann, finishes 10th in the 24-car field. Read the accompanying article below for more details about the 'frammin and bammin' that took place during the race.
In the photo below, Maurice Petty in the faintly-numbered 42 Plymouth races behind Darel Dieringer (82), "Little" Joe Weatherly (8) and Stan Parker (23).
|Source for above two photos: Dave Westerman's Florida Racing History|
|Above photo and article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire|