Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 13 - This day in Petty history - part 1

1977 - Richard Petty starts on the outside of the front row, leads 281 of 392 laps, and wins the Carolina 500 at North Carolina Speedway - aka Rockingham - to score his 181st career win.

The race was originally scheduled for March 6, but it was postponed by one week because of heavy rains. When the race got the green on March 13, it took over five hours to complete - largely because of the eleven cautions.

Articles and photo courtesy of Jerry Bushmire

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