Perry Allen Wood in his book Silent Speedways of the Carolinas recaps the race as follows:
... race 22 of the '63 campaign was held at Tar Heel and Richard Petty, being the clever guy that he is, swapped cars with Paschal for this one, not to be fooled twice in his own sandbox. There were only 15 entries and the top two were the same as before. It was deja vu all over again as Jim Paschal decided to lay back and watch [Ned] Jarrett pace the field for the opening 130 laps until he had a flat a la Glen Wood in the Turkey Day 200 six months earlier. Paschal inherited the lead according to plan as Ned lost a mile getting fresh rubber. High Point's Paschal cruised away, taking 43 to his second win in a row at Tar Heel and sixth straight on the season for Petty Plymouth... Richard's brilliant car switch backfired as he finished the last man running 13th, 20 laps behind after a fuel pump was replaced.Fellow Schaefer HOFer Philly and I made the trip to Randleman to see the remnants of Tar Heel Speedway in May 2012. We arrived and got ... close. Yet, we were so far away. Its obvious why Petty Enterprises wanted to succeed - and did - at Tar Heel. The track was only about 2.5 miles from the Petty team shop.
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