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.