The King seemed to have an easier time winning the race than other races of this time. The Bobbys - Isaac and Allison - spent time at the front with Allison leading most the laps. With about 200 to go, Allison's tire wear was bad and Isaac faded a bit. The King then moved by both of them, took the lead, and cruised to a 1-lap win over Allison.
Petty notched his 142nd career victory with the win. Interestingly, win number 142 was exactly his 100th victory over #42 on the same date in 1966 (Daytona 500).
|Photo and article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire|
|Source: Gadsden Times via Google News Archive|
Edited February 25, 2015