John Vallo
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"30 Years Since Tim Helped Dale at Pocono "
"I posted a blog entry today about the July 25, 1982 Mountain Dew 500.https://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2017/07/july-25-1982-mountain-dew-500.html "
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"Racing History Minute - July 25, 1965 "
"A related post re: King's drag racing effort the same... "
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"July 21, 1963 - Ray Platte Dies after South Boston Crash "
"Basal skull fracture In 1963 Yet took until 2001 to truly address the risk "
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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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"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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