|Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers|
The 1984 win left Petty one shy of the milestone 200-victory mark. However, the victory was his first one with Curb Motorsports. With the financial challenges of Petty Enterprises fielding a second team for Kyle Petty in the early 1980s and an embarrassing penalty at Charlotte in 1983, the King made the tough choice to drive for another team. After considering offers from Rahmoc, Harry Ranier, and even newcomer Rick Hendrick, Richard settled on Mike Curb's race team - a start-up. Using equipment brought over from Petty Enterprises and engines purchased from DiGard, Richard continued racing his famed 43 / STP Pontiacs. Despite a lot of pre-season promise, the team had a tough time finding success - until Dover.
|National Speed Sport News cover courtesy of Russ Thompson|
Some time later, he was able to visit Curb Motorsports' shops and get a photo of the banners for the last of Richard's 200 career wins.
Links to YouTube segments:
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 1
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 2
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 3
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 4
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 5
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 6
1984 Budweiser 500 - part 7
|GNS cover courtesy of Jerry Bushmire|