The field approaches the green. Pole-winner, Lee Petty, flanked by Ned Jarrett. Rex White and the future King on row two.
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As best I can tell, the Lee-Richard, 1-2 finish was only the second time in Grand National history for a father and son to sweep the top two spots. The Pettys were also the first to do it at Lakewood Speedway in June 1959. This unique scenario would not be repeated again until February 1988 when son Davey Allison finished second to his father, Bobby, in the Daytona 500.
|Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Google News Archive|
|Source: Pittsburgh Press via Google News Archive (nav to p. 98)|
historical marker was erected to memorialize the location and history of the track.