Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25 - This day in Petty history

1973 - Richard Petty starts eighth, leads almost half the race, and wins the Richmond 500 for his 150th career victory.

The King made it hard on himself in getting the victory. During the race, he made a bone-headed move and simply ran over Neil Castles while racing Bobby Isaac. He lost 2 laps to the leaders, but he made up both of them and won the race.

Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire


1 comment:

  1. A historic Richard Petty career milestone set at the Richmond venue where he remains the all-time GN/Cup winner with 13 victories.