Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 15 - This day in Petty history

1970 - Starting from the pole position, Richard Petty dominates by leading 183 of 200 laps, and earns his 103rd career victory by winning the Savannah 200 at Savannah Speedway in Georgia.

The article notes Petty-rival Bobby Allison finished 19th in a Dodge Charger. However, he actually drove a Plymouth owned by Don Robertson. Allison drove a Robertson-owned car three times in 1970 and didn't win any of the races. Interestingly, Petty made two starts for Robertson - and won both of them. (Of course, the cars he raced were Petty-built Plymouths sold to Robertson but then borrowed back for Richard's starts.)

Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire

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