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1963 NASCAR Motor Trend 500 - Dave MacDonald in Holman Moody Chevy

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NASCAR 1963 Motor Trend 500 at Riverside Raceway - Dave MacDonald driving for Holman Moody. MacDonald and teammate Dan Gurney ran 1-2 for a portion of the race before MacDonald fell back with transmission problems and finished 12th. Gurney was race winner. Dan Gurney won 5 NASCAR races and they all came in this race. He dominated the Motor Trend 500 winning in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 & 1968.
Randy Claflin
@randy-claflin   11 years ago
Is this the same Dave McDonald that died with Eddie Sachs at Indy in '64?
Henry Jones
@henry-jones   11 years ago
The Holman Moody ownership is actually an error.I believe thecar was owned by Jim Simpson.
rsm
@rsm   11 years ago
Hi Henry,yes Jim Simpson did own this car (MacDonald also raced it for him at the Calif Fairgrounds in Sep '62), but from what Iunderstand it wasHolman Moody who did theset upfor theJanuary 1963 Motor Trend 500. RacingReference.info has it listed that waytoo so I went with it. http://racing-reference.info/race/1963_Riverside_500/W BUT, I've also read somewhere that Ralph Moody doesn't remember ever prepping a Chevrolet in '63 so it's confusing for sure. Dave MacDonald did race a Holman Moody Ford at Augusta in '63 ...but you're well aware of that. lol Yes, same Dave MacDonald that lost his life in the '64 Indy 500
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett   11 years ago
1963 NASCAR Motor Trend 500 - Dave MacDonald in Holman Moody Chevy
http://racersreunion.ning.com/photo/1963-nascar-motor-trend-500?xg_source=activity Did you noticed the "Jim Simpson" in white lettering on front fender of # 0 race car photo. (See blow-up photo below) RacingReference.info has whole lot good racing information but it also has some bad racing information!! While looking for 1963 racing information on above #0 in RacingReference.info., I noticed this Car number 0 in 1963 website:
http://racing-reference.info/rquery?id=0&trk=t0&series=W&cn=1&yr=1963
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car# Driver Car Owner
0 Dave MacDonald Holman-Moody?? '62 Chevrolet (wrong race car owner information.
How about #0 race car was owned by Jim Simpson instead of Bill Church or Bob Bondurant,whom was listed car owners as #0 '62 Chevy race car owners by racing-reference.info website?
Holman-Moody Racing was '63 Ford race car owners only. No Chevy '62 or '63.
0 Dan Gurney Holman-Moody '63 Ford
0 E.J. Trivette Bill Church '62 Chevrolet
0 Billy Wade Bill Church '62 Chevrolet
0 Jimmy Pardue Holman-Moody '63 Ford
0 Tiny Lund Holman-Moody '63 Ford
0 Bob Bondurant Bob Bondurant '62 Chevrolet If one or all of the #0 '62 Chevrolet race cars that was owned by Jim Simpson in 1963. Someone should contact or e-mail "racing-reference.info" website and have webmaster corrected it.:)
Dennis  Garrett
@dennis-garrett   11 years ago
Did you noticed the "Jim Simpson" in white lettering on front fender of # 0 race car photo.
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