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Posted on July 17, 2012 12:04 AM
Now I see why they drive in circles! ;)
July 17, 2012 2:58 PM
July 17, 2012 14:58
I have vivid memories of the 70's where Petty seemed to winning every stinkin' race he ran in.
His longevity was legendary.
John Cox |
July 17, 2012 3:48 PM
July 17, 2012 15:48
When living in North Carolina in the early 50's, used to go to the local dirt track and watch the races with my Dad. Most popular driver - can't remember his name - drove a beat up Ford with "B-29" painted on the side. Hot dogs, Cokes and engine exhaust! :)
July 17, 2012 5:07 PM
July 17, 2012 17:07
Farthest north I've been is Baltimore, but if that was a red businessman's coupe at Watertown Speedway, it was Dick May.
I'm not a racing fan--& I don't begrudge anyone who is--but I know from what borders on NASCAR-boarding from any of a number of family members & friends who are fanatics.
July 17, 2012 6:21 PM
July 17, 2012 18:21
Back when I was a kid, the nearest track was Rockford (IL) speedway. One of the older fast drivers was a fellow named "Red" Aase, who drove a 57 Chevy and owned the Blue Moon tavern on the highway.
One of the younger drivers there was a fellow named Danny Shear. There is a Danny Shear who is a crew chief for a NASCAR team, but I don't know if it's the Danny I saw when I was a kid or his son.
I've never seen a Sprint Cup race in person, although I did watch a USAC stock car race at the Milwaukee Mile in 1969 with some of the Indy drivers such as Bobby and Al Unser and AJ Foyt.
Dr. Bob |
July 18, 2012 12:00 AM
July 18, 2012 00:00
I worked in racing for a number of years. Richard Petty is one of the true class acts in the sport.
Tom Wms. |
July 18, 2012 9:26 AM
July 18, 2012 09:26
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