BLUEGRASS 300 1969

Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews
04/19/14 10:57:55AM
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BLUEGRASS 300

Owensboro, Ky. April 20, 1969

The 4th Grand Touring race of 1969 was held at Ellis Speedway and was 300 laps on the 1/4 mile paved oval. T.C. Hunt started on the pole and led the first 186 laps. Charlie Blanton then took over the lead thru lap 236. T.C. Hunt led laps 237 thru 292 then Blanton went back out front on lap 293 and stayed there to the checkers. Blanton ended up with a lap on the field when Hunt ran out of gas in the later stage of the race. The first four races of 1969 had four different winners. There were 5 cautions for 19 laps and only nine cars were running at the finish.

Fin Srt Car # Driver Car Laps Reason out

1 3 10 Charlie Blanton 68 Camaro 300 Running

2 1 88 T.C Hunt 68 Camaro 299 Running

3 9 87 Buck Baker 68 Camaro 298 Running

4 4 44 Ken Rush 68 Camaro 294 Running

5 2 25 Pete Hamilton 68 Camaro 294 Running

6 5 16 Tiny Lund 68 Cougar 289 Bln Eng

7 11 08 Billy Yuma 68 Camaro 288 Bln Eng

8 6 37 Bill Hemby 68 Camaro 284 Bln Eng

9 14 97 Mike Adams 67 Mustang 279 Bln Eng

10 13 21 Frank Sessoms 68 Camaro 276 Out gas


updated by @dennis-andrews: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
Dennis Andrews
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04/19/14 11:03:31AM
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Character limits force me to add the remaining finishers as a reply.

Fin Srt Car # Driver Car Laps Reason out

11 16 41 Richard Childress 68 Camaro 273 Running

12 17 22 Larry Wallace 68 Camaro 271 Running

13 7 9 Stan Starr, Jr. 68 Camaro 265 Running

14 10 28 Russell Nelson 68 Camaro 260 Clutch

Dennis Andrews
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04/19/14 11:05:46AM
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Character limits force me to add the remaining finishers as a reply.

Fin Srt Car # Driver Car Laps Reason out

15 20 72 Darrell Waltrip 68 Camaro 251 Running

16 12 4 Joe Childress 68 Camaro 196 Oil Press

17 8 0 Martin Sharp 68 Camaro 155 Wrecked

18 15 19 Al Lemmons 67 Chevy II 108 Steering
19 9 17 C.B. Gwyn '68 Mustang 83 Transmission

20 18 74 Al Srtaub '69 Mustang 27 Water Pump

Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews
04/19/14 11:18:43AM
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The race result shows Darrell Waltrip finishing 15th in a Camaro but I think he was driving this 67 Mustang owned by Al Straub. Al drove the 69 Mustang #74 seen in the truck bed. Al would put other drivers in his car on many occasions.

TMC Chase
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04/19/14 12:11:57PM
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From Spokesman Review




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Johnny Bowen
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04/23/14 07:37:29AM
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Do you have any pictures of CHARLIE BLANTON in GA cars ?

Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews
04/23/14 09:21:34AM
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Sorry Johnny I don't. Wish I did. I hope someone on RR will post some.

Dave Fulton
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04/23/14 04:50:30PM
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I recall Charlie's GT / Grand American #10 Camaros when I saw them as being very pale yellow. This "may" be a Charlie Blanton car at Vermont's Catamount Stadium in 1970:

Ladabouche photo from the page below:

http://catamountstadium.com/NASCARGrandTouring.html

From 1970 Daytona program




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TMC Chase
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04/19/17 11:19:41PM
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Bump




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