DONALD L. EVANS

Pit road at North Wilkesboro

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Devin
@devin   8 years ago
Cool shot of action on Pit road.
William Horrell
@william-horrell   8 years ago
Those were the days my friend, we thought they would never end, we'd sit and watch forever and a day.That is the life we'd choose we'd race and never lose those were the days, oh yes those were the days!
William Horrell
@william-horrell   8 years ago
P.K., How do you suppose they were able to pull off a 500 lapper back then? I see no ''war wagons'' computers, satellite setups, t.v. cameras or actually much of anything that relates to todays so-called sport...This now seems so ''bare bones ''raw and unpolished (the way I like it)...Kids could not have pulled this off..You had to have been fully grown in everyway to compete at this level in this time period. No eighteen & nineteen yr. olds in the drivers seat here for sure! Was all you do to get into the pits at that age.
DONALD L. EVANS
@donald-l-evans   8 years ago
North Wilkesboro was a great track to go to. The problem for me was that we went in one day and that was a long ride from Petersburg, Va. That was the first place I had a NC style hotdog with cole slaw and it was GREAT. I snapped the picture from the grandstand with a telephoto lens. I'm reallt glad that these are being enjoyed. The races were so much better then, at least I think so. Those were good days!
William Horrell
@william-horrell   8 years ago
Donald, if you look closely you see can 'Ole Jr. Johnson on his knees beside the jack that he always ''slung'' around the front of the car with one arm..He was known to take out at least one NASCAR official that way. I do believe that just maybe D.W.'s infamous one eyed ''Bertha'' behind Cale with the Penske Matador behind it.. Gonna go out on a limb here and say that from this angle that looks like that just maybe Ralph Seagraves in the red uniform standing in the pits right over the top of the 11 car??? Heck yeah I am enjoying this photo Donald, I always loved No. Wilkesboro. Thanks for posting this picture...You are P.K., it was 400 not 500, my mind has been gone about as long as this track has.
DONALD L. EVANS
@donald-l-evans   8 years ago
Pkl I still like them that way too. If you ever go to Concord,Nc, you need to go to Celebrity HotDogs. It'sowned by Steve Grissom. He serves hotdogs anyway you want them. I met Steve for the first time there and I tell you what, we enjoyed talking about the old days of racing.He's located off of Rt.73, not to far from Stewart-Hass Raccing. I betTony has had a few of those dogs.
DONALD L. EVANS
@donald-l-evans   8 years ago
William, You're right, that is Junior Johnson. Thanks for the compliment. I attended a lot of races back in the 70's and always enjoyed taking pictures. My brother and i stayed in Florence a couple of times while going to Darlington. We also camped out in Hazels yard across from the track. We had a great time. If you are from Florence, you must know who Hazel was.Darlington was a crazy place back then, but a fun crazy.
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