Racing History Minute-Riverside 500 at Riverside Raceway
Stock Car Racing History
I'm guessing the Petty crew was glad to put that Riverside race in their rear view window. Richard fell out with his AT problem, and Paschal destroyed his #41 Plymouth. A few days earlier during practice on January 15, both cars had issues even before qualifying. The future King lost a wheel and sailed through two sections of guardrail. Paschal clipped the discarded wheel and did some damage to his Plymouth. Who knows, that hit may have led to his brake failure on Sunday.