April 24, 1960 - Lee Petty Wins Weaverville

TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
6 years ago
4,016 posts

On this day in 1960, Lee Petty won at Asheville-Weaverville Speedway to claim his 50th career GN victory. No one could have foreseen that Lee would only win 4 more times in his career before having it all but ended at Daytona 10 months later. And as so often seemed the case for Lee, a bit of controversy was involved in awarding him the trophy. Read on for more:

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-24-1960-lee-petty-wins-weaverville.html




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updated by @tmc-chase: 04/24/17 12:11:02AM
Tim Leeming
@tim-leeming
6 years ago
3,119 posts

Chase, you beat my post by seconds!!!! LOl. Well, the good folks can read two accounts of a great day in racing history.

bill mcpeek
@bill-mcpeek
6 years ago
820 posts

great story about a wonderful track. only got there once but remember it well. thanks Chase.

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
6 years ago
9,128 posts

Thanks, Chase. As you point out, Lee seemed to be involved in his share of controversial finishes.




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
5 months ago
4,016 posts

Tim Leeming's post from same day:

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/22850/racing-history-minute-april-24-1960




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TMC Chase
@tmc-chase
5 months ago
4,016 posts


1960 Weaverville RP.png




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updated by @tmc-chase: 04/25/19 09:02:14AM