April 30: A 4-bagger for Richard Petty

TMC Chase
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05/01/12 09:53:30AM
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April 30th was a very, very good career day for The King. He won 4 times on that day.

Pardon my tardiness in posting this. Traveling to Denver, CO this week for work. Limited time to bench race. So while a day late, here goes...

1966 Rebel 400

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-30-this-day-in-petty-history-part.html

1967 Richmond 250

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-30-this-day-in-petty-history-part_30.html

1970 Columbia 200

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-30-this-day-in-petty-history-part_668.html

1972 Virginia 500

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-30-this-day-in-petty-history-part_9802.html




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updated by @tmc-chase: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
04/30/14 03:02:00PM
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I'll re-surface one of my posts on April 30 in case anyone wants to comment here or my individual blog posts. I'm particularly interested in any new pics or stories folks may have to share from any of these 4 races.




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
04/30/15 12:45:05PM
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At the risk of over self-promotion, I'll bump this post again. Fascinates me that NASCAR had 4 April 30th races at 4 different tracks over the 7 year span from 1966-1972 - and that the King won all four of them.




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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
04/30/15 03:37:07PM
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Next time we race on April 30 my money is on Richard!




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TMC Chase
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04/30/15 03:49:46PM
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If they still raced at Columbia, tonight - Thursday April 30, 2015 - would be the night.




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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
04/13/17 01:15:15PM
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Though he posted 6 career Richmond wins and was the defending Richmond 250 race champion and defending Grand National champion, David Pearson didn't enter the April 30, 1967 Richmond 250. Following the April 17, 1967 North Wilkesboro race, Pearson left the Cotton Owens Dodge team and signed on with the Holman-Moody factory Ford team to run big races only. This left NASCAR with non-entry Pearson's likeness on the stock Richmond program cover, though he wasn't entered.

richmondapril1967.jpg

Richmond April 30, 1967 program cover from Motorsports Programme Covers Project




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