Petty spun off the road course twice. And despite the routine off-course by stock car drivers in general, the race was run caution-free.
A.J. Foyt finished 2nd driving for the Wood Brothers.
The race was originally scheduled for Sunday, January 19, 1969. Because of heavy rains on two consecutive Sundays, the race was eventually run on Saturday, February 1.
Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers
buikwag from JalopyJournal.com's H.A.M.B. (Hokey Ass Message Board for the uninitiated) attended the race and gave me permission to share a couple of his great photos here (more photos from the race can be seen at the H.A.M.B. link).
Hugging the corner tight in turn 9.
Article and SCR cover courtesy of Jerry Bushmire