Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26 - This day in Petty history - part 2

1970 - Richard Petty wins the pole, leads 263 of 297 laps, and wins the Kingsport 100 at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee to notch his 107th career NASCAR Grand National victory.

The race was the second of three GN races held at Kingsport from 1969 to 1971. Petty won the first two, and Bobby Isaac won the third and final one in 1971. As R.J. Reynolds' Winston cigarettes took over the title sponsorship of NASCAR's top series, tracks such as Kingsport were trimmed from the schedule.

Article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire
Edited June 25, 2014

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