To keep the continuity going for the string of June GN/Cup races at Riverside, here is a post for the 1975 Turborg 400. I originally blogged about in it 2012 here:
Richard Petty leads 60 of 153 laps and wins the Tuborg 400 at Riverside International Raceway to earn his 171st career NASCAR Winston Cup victory.
Petty started second alongside long-time rival Bobby Allison. The majority of the 153 laps on the southern California road course were led between the two drivers - 75 by Allison and 60 by Petty.
Source: Motor Racing Programme Covers
Interestingly, two drivers and teams who historically raced well at Riverside - Cale Yarborough with Junior Johnson's Chevy team and David Pearson with the Wood Brothers Mercury team - did not enter the race. Economic times for race teams was tough in 1975 - low race purses, high operating costs, limited sponsorship dollars. Riverside wasn't the only race where some of the more well-established teams chose not to enter in 1975.
Yet Cale was among the drivers included in the promo pictures for the race.
Source: 'beentherebefore' from H.A.M.B.
Race article courtesy of Jerry Bushmire
Schaefer: It's not just for racing anymore.
updated by @tmc-chase: 06/08/19 08:01:13PM