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"July 21, 1963 - Ray Platte Dies after South Boston Crash "
"Standout Virginia modified driver, Ray Platte of Norfolk, Virginia died on July 21, 1963 at Duke University Medical Center after sustaining massive... "
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TMC Chase
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15th place finisher Clarence Pickerell was the proprietor of the famed Clarence's Steak House, just down the road from Martinsville Speedway and a longtime sponsor of NASCAR Modifieds, often driven by Ferrum, Virginia's Paul Radford.

The photo below shows 26th place finisher Radford with one of his Clarence's Steak House rides.

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TMC Chase
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Winner Perk Brown hailed from Spray, NC and 15th place finisher, Carl Burris from Leaksville, NC. Both were one-time competitors at the old Draper, NC Speedway - Draper also being the home of racers Jimmy Griffin and Monk Tate. None of those 3 communities exist under those names today. At the height of the hippie drug tripping era, in 1967, Leaksville, Spray and Draper merged to form the new city of Eden, NC.

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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton commented on @brandon-reed's blog
16 hours ago

North Carolina had its own Cooper brothers, both NASCAR Grand National drivers - the late Bob and Doug Cooper of Gastonia. Doug was awarded the 1964 Grand National Rookie of the Year title over my first GN hero, JT. Putney.

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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton commented on @jack-walker's gallery
21 hours ago

Winner Perk Brown hailed from Spray, NC and 15th place finisher, Carl Burris from Leaksville, NC. Both were one-time competitors at the old Draper, NC Speedway - Draper also being the home of racers Jimmy Griffin and Monk Tate. None of those 3 communities exist under those names today. At the height of the hippie drug tripping era, in 1967, Leaksville, Spray and Draper merged to form the new city of Eden, NC.

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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton commented on @jack-walker's gallery
22 hours ago

15th place finisher Clarence Pickerell was the proprietor of the famed Clarence's Steak House, just down the road from Martinsville Speedway and a longtime sponsor of NASCAR Modifieds, often driven by Ferrum, Virginia's Paul Radford.

The photo below shows 26th place finisher Radford with one of his Clarence's Steak House rides.

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"Racing History Minute - July 20, 1975 - Nashville "
"Found this pic buried deep in the TMC Archives last night. Picture of Waltrip in victory lane following his late model sportsman win on Friday... "
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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton commented on @jack-walker's gallery
2 days ago

3 of the 4 "Eastern Bandits" showed for this Bowman-Gray Stadium NASCAR Modified-Sportsman race on July 21, 1962 - Red Foote, "Steady Eddie" Flemke and Dennis Zimmerman, who would go on to drive sprint cars and become Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. Only Rene Charland was missing. Foote would soon relocate from Southington, Connecticut to the modified hotbed of Richmond, Virginia. All of the Eastern Bandits prepared their cars at Junie Donlavey's Richmond shop during their southern forays. Here's a photo of 2nd place Bowman-Gray finisher Red Foote with the Junie Donlavey #90 Perkins Pure Oil Special NASCAR modified also driven to many wins by Runt Harris and Sonny Hutchins.

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