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Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
11/07/16 04:12:08PM
83 posts

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.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
08/28/16 01:23:16PM
83 posts

Racing History Minute - 1968 Daytona 500


Stock Car Racing History

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.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
06/22/16 11:23:21PM
83 posts

Sunoco 260


Stock Car Racing History

The car was definitely a Toy Bolton Camaro.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
05/03/16 06:45:08PM
83 posts

MODEL CITY 300 May 3, 1970


Stock Car Racing History

From an advertised 36 wrecks in 1969 to 1 caution in 1970 is quite an improvement. Some of those guys must have learned how to drive in a year's time.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
02/26/16 08:32:30PM
83 posts

Grand National/Winston Cup Trivia


Trivia

2. Asheboro's Thomas Cox 5. Valdosta, Georgia, 1965 (I did remember Valdosta, but definitely had to look up Thomas Cox. Leon, I believe the guy you were thinking of was Earl Balmer, of Floyd's Knob, Indiana.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
02/26/16 06:57:40PM
83 posts

Grand National/Winston Cup Trivia


Trivia

1. Ned Jarrett 3. Gene White 4. Billy Wade 6. Foyt 7. Pearson and Petty, Pearson 8.Bull fighter 9.Benny Parsons 10. J. D. McDuffie Don't know 2 and 5.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
01/12/16 03:59:39PM
83 posts

Rockingham


Current NASCAR

Let's see, a 15 car field featuring drivers that most have probably never heard of, in economically strapped Richmond County. Hmmm. They came back to Wilkesboro too, but not for long.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
12/01/15 05:06:36PM
83 posts

Racing History Minute - December 1, 1963


Stock Car Racing History

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.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
11/11/15 06:50:51AM
83 posts

Herb Thomas car from the Sept 2 1957 wreck


Current NASCAR

Believe that's the Thomas owned, Flock driven car from the 1957 Southern 500 wreck.

Robert Gregory Hendrix
@robert-gregory-hendrix
10/22/15 09:54:27PM
83 posts

Racing History Minute - October 22, 1961


Stock Car Racing History

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.

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