Thursday, October 1, 2015

Last chance for last dance

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about many of the racing firsts I've been fortunate to witness. I've also had my share of memorable lasts - though in some cases I wouldn't have known it at the time.

The ones I can recall...

1992 Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway
Alan Kulwicki's second and final Bristol win
Alan was killed in a plane crash one year later

1992 Winston 500 - Talladega Superspeedway
Buddy Baker's last career start

Source. J.C. Hayes at
1992 Pepsi 400 - Daytona International Speedway
Richard Petty's last Daytona race
President George Bush was the Grand Marshal

1992 Hooters 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway
Richard Petty's last race
Unfortunately, the King went out in a blaze of glory

2000 Winston 500 - Talladega Superspeedway
Dale Earnhardt's final career win

2003 Pop-Secret 400 - North Carolina Motor Speedway
Bill Elliott's final career win

2007 Coca-Cola 600 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kyle Petty finished third - his final career top 5

2011 AAA 400 - Dover International Raceway
Kurt Busch's last win for car owner Roger Penske

Any other memorable lasts you were able to witness?


1 comment:

  1. I was at the '92 Winston 500 too. I thought the Kanawha Insurance Lumina was a cool looking ride. White on a race car always looks slick.