Bill Dennis / Junie Donlavey Daytona 3 in a Row Began 50 Years Ago on February 19, 1972 After Sabotage Discovery

Dave Fulton
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10 years ago
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Hard to believe that it's been 50 years (as of 2022) since two of my hometown Richmond, Virginia heroes, owner, Junie Donlavey and driver, Bill Dennis won the first of three consecutive Permatex 300 NASCAR Late Model Sportsman races in those beautiful #90 Truxmore-sponsored mounts over the best of the best.

They first won the event on February 19, 1972 and came back the next two years to repeat. The 3 in a row record stood until two fellows named Earnhardt came to Daytona.

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Permatex 300
NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race
Daytona International Speedway ,Daytona Beach,FL
February 19, 1972
120laps on 2.5 mile paved oval;300 miles

Fin St Driver # Owner Car Laps Money Status Laps Led
1 1 BillDennis 90 1968 Mercury 120 8,450 running 66
2 36 GrantAdcox 42 1968 Chevrolet 118 4,175
3 11 JoeThurman 29 1966 Chevrolet 118 2,400 running
4 26 DaveMarcis 11 1967 Dodge 118 1,550
5 13 JerryCook 38 Chevrolet 118 1,150
6 6 JackIngram 45 1968 Ford 117 1,050 engine
7 39 AltonJones 51 Ford 117 950
8 10 JeffHawkins 50 Ford 116 850
9 31 JoeyHolley 32 Chevrolet 116 750
10 40 BobBurcham 7 Ford 115 675
11 8 L.D.Ottinger 2 Chevrolet 114 625
12 23 RayWulfenstein 72 Dodge 113 575
13 12 TonyBettenhausen Jr. 03 Chevrolet 113 525
14 37 FredDesarro 08 Chevrolet 113 500
15 22 ReneCharland 10 Ford 111 475
16 15 BuddyHoward 24 Ford 109 450
17 RobertWales 63 Dodge 109 440
18 MaynardForrette 99 Ford 109 435
19 34 BlackieWangerin 39 Ford 104 430
20 16 GeorgeEsau 05 Chevrolet 99 425
21 14 LouLazzaro 70 Chevrolet 99 420
22 2 JackieRogers 98 Chevrolet 83 415
23 18 IvanBaldwin 07 Chevrolet 73 410
24 20 RedFarmer 92 Ford 72 405
25 19 GlenMcDuffie 79 Mercury 72 400
26 4 JuniorSpencer 37 Ford 68 395
27 32 SamSommers 27 Ford 57 390
28 35 JamesBuford 04 Chevrolet 47 385
29 9 LeeOsborne 81 Ford 42 380
30 7 JamesHam 22 Chevrolet 39 375
31 28 TommyBostick 33 Mercury 37 370
32 29 BuddyYoung 19 Chevrolet 36 365
33 33 DarrellBrown 21 Chevrolet 36 360
34 27 BobbyAllison 12 Dodge 25 355 valve 4
35 17 PhilWendt 52 Chevrolet 19 450
36 30 TomUsry 77 Ford 12 345
37 25 DarrellWaltrip 48 HM Mario 67/1969 Mercury 11 340 accident
38 3 BenArnold 76 Ford 9 335
39 21 Jimmy LeeCapps 91 Chevrolet 8 330
40 5 RonEulenfeld 53 Ford 6 325

Notes: Roy Mulligan was scheduled to start 24th in a Dodge.
Joy Fair was scheduled to start 38th in an Oldsmobile.
Time of race: 02:12:43
Average Speed: 135.627 MPH
Pole Speed: 51.467 seconds

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updated by @dave-fulton: 02/19/22 10:40:59AM
Dave Fulton
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7 years ago
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Can you imagine what kind of scoundrel it took to sabotage the car of genial Virginia gentleman, Junie Donlavey? And how about NASCAR inspecting helmets for safety for the first time following Friday Hassler's death in one of the Twin qualifiers for the Daytona 500?




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Dave Fulton
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5 years ago
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bump




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Dave Fulton
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10 months ago
9,134 posts

bump for 50th Anniversary




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