Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9 - This day in Petty history

1963 - Starting alongside pole-sitter Jack Smith, Richard Petty leads 178 of 200 laps in his #41 Plymouth and wins his 22nd career race in at Alabama Fairgrounds Raceway in Birmingham.

Junior Johnson was the only other driver to stay on the same lap with Petty. He finished second in Ray Fox's #3 Holly Farms Chicken Pontiac. I found it interesting the AP wire story referenced Johnson's weekend job (race driver) and his day job (chicken farmer) - yet they omitted any references to his nighttime profession of moonshiner!



TMC

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