Seriously, where are race fans?
Stock Car Racing History
Well, I bet another rain shortened event, run at 10 o'clock on Sunday night, with a "Toyota" winning again, will bring the fans back in droves when Chase time rolls around next year.
Greg Fielden's book "40 Years of Stock Car Racing Volume 3" says on page 169 that the frequent caution flags caused 2 pace cars, both Chevrolet Camaro's, to overheat, and a 3rd pace car had to be brought in. It makes no mention of what kind of car the 3rd car was, and also does not contain any pictures of any of the 3.
Well, we know that Jack 'retired' for a week in 1957, and then came back. He also retired from driving at Darlington after 1959 due to his bad crashes there, especially the over the waller in 1958. We also know that Jack and Wendell raced together again 4 weeks after Wendell's win, at Savannah. And then 3 weeks later, Weatherly died while driving for Jack's previous long time car owner. So that may have had something to do with Jack's retirement, too.
To answer my own question, the caption for the victory lane picture of Red Farmer and Larry Carrier clearly states that Bristol ran Saturday night Modified-Sportsmen races in the early 60's. Well, thanks for pointing out that interesting bit of information, Robert.