Friday, April 6, 2012

April 6 - This day in Petty history - part 2

1975 - Starting second, Richard Petty leads 311 of 400 laps, wins the Gwyn Staley 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway for his 168th career victory.

Petty was so dominant that he won by three laps over second-place Cale Yarborough and six laps over third-place Buddy Baker. Darrell Waltrip won the pole and finished 7th in his own #17, in-law-sponsored Chevrolet. Ol' DW was building a little momentum, and he won his first career Winston Cup race at Nashville Speedway about a month later.

Source: SaveTheSpeedway.net
Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire
TMC

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