Sunday, April 8, 2012

April 8 - This day in Petty history - part 2

1973 - Starting second, Richard Petty leads 387 of 400 laps, and easily banked his 151st career victory by winning the 1973 Gwyn Staley 400 at North Wilkesboro by 4 laps over second-place finisher Benny Parsons.

The race seemed simply too easy for Petty - essentially a Sunday afternoon drive-around. Even more remarkable is the race had only one caution. At Wilkesboro. A flat, half-mile, bullring.

As a personality not generally known for a lot of quick, witty quips, Richard spun a good one about the ease of his day in the article below:
It's nice to win 'em that easy. Still I sort of missed the eyeball to eyeball racing that usually goes on here. It's more fun that way.
Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire


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