Petty's win was his third in four races at TWS. For newer NASCAR fans, Texas WORLD Speedway isn't the same track as today's Texas MOTOR Speedway. TWS was closer to the Houston market whereas TMS is between Dallas and Ft. Worth.Rookie Darrell Waltrip finished second, and pole sitter and former Petty Enterprises driver Buddy Baker finished sixth. Baker dominated much of the race and led 168 of 250 laps. But he broke a battery cable - a battery cable!, had to pit, lost a lot of time, and simply couldn't make it back to the front before the 43 took the checkers.
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Photos from races at TWS seem to be hard to come by. So I was thrilled to stumble across this collection of color ones taken on the starting grid, throughout the race and during pit stops.
Daytona, Richmond, and North Wilkesboro.
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Edited: June 10, 2014