Randy Binkley

Nascar Late Model Sportsman division-1970

The second 300 lapper for the LMS division, on the newly configured 36 degree banked Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway-Nascar Late Model Sportsman division
FallsCity48
@fallscity48   9 years ago
Hey Randy, The 1st race on the Fairgrounds revised high banks was July 25, 1970 .... but it was the Nashville 420 for Nascar Grand National cars won by Bobby Issac (& was hot as heck ...only about 8 cars finished). This photo is of a Sportsman race that year. Only ran about 11 Sportsman races that year due to late start due to track construction. The photo kinda looks like it's from the Southern 300 that year but can't tell for sure. The #97 is Red Farmer, #88 James Ham (in Bubba Francis's car.....James loved the high bank configuration & held the track record several times till Charlie finally snagged it for good), #84 is Flookie Buford, the #85 is the 2nd R.C. Alexander car & I think Ben Pruit was driver it at the time, #41 is Carl Lane, I can't make out the car numbers next to the #41 car :), the #7 is Bob Burcham & I can't make out the numbers of the car next to the #7 for sure (#20 or #28). If it's #28 that would be Dexter Brady from that period. Great set of photos, Randy !! Thanks for sharing !!!
Randy Binkley
@randy-binkley   9 years ago
You're right,FallCity 48,this was a Sportsman race and the 420 Grand National racewas the first race on the new track!
joe smithson
@joe-smithson   9 years ago
The car outside of the #41 looks like the #125 of Charlie Binkley, right Randy?
Randy Binkley
@randy-binkley   9 years ago
YES ,JOE, THATS CHARLIE IN HIS BLUE AND GOLD CHEVELLE 125#.THE LAST YEAR THEY WOULD LET THE THREE DIGIT NUMBER RACE,SO HE WENT BACK TO THE ORGINAL NUMBER THAT HE FIRSTWANTED #25! FRANK REED WAS KILLED AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN THE LATE 50'S AND HE WAS #25 ,SO THEY RETIRED THE NUMBER 25#
Randy Binkley
@randy-binkley   9 years ago
Ok,guys,you're not going to believe this,but I got the official lineup for the start of the Southern 300 in 1970. In the this picture the drivers goes like this: Farmer(97) James Ham(88)Flookie Buford(84) Alton Jones (85)Freddy 'im on fire"Fryar(41) Charley Binkley(125)Bob Burcham(7)Paddlefoot Wales(2x)....Darrell Waltrip won the race!
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