Dave Fulton

Last Low Bank "Rock" Race - 1969

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Richard Petty still handn't found the handle on the coil springs in his new 1969 Ford ride when the NASCAR Grand National circuit went to Rockingham, NC for the March 9, 1969 Carolina 500. In the Dozier Mobley photo above for the June 1969 issue of Stock Car Racing Magazine, Petty slides up the track in front of the oncoming cars of #39 Friday Hassler and #67 Buddy Arrington. This was the final race for the original "Low banked" Rockingham configuration. Note the double Armco guardrail in the turns. It took 4 hours, 52 minutes to run the last low banked 500 miler at "The Rock."
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   6 years ago
Same 69 Rock race - colorrock691.jpg
TMC Chase
@tmc-chase   6 years ago
Not enough that 43 spun huh Dave? Had to colorize it for us? Thanks for nothin. Ha.
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