Friday, September 10, 2010
Dad gets an award!
Many drivers who have competed on the 3/8 mile oval have went on to make it big in the top rank Winston Cup Circuit. Drivers like Darrell Waltrip, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Morgan Shephard, the Burton brothers, and of course the "King" Richard Petty. By the way, 2 of Petty's official 200 wins are at the Old Dominion Speedway. Other Winston Cup drivers who have visited victory lane include Ned Jarrett (a 500 lap event), Junior Johnson, and the late Elmo Langley.
Dad is now 79 years old and doesn't race anymore. He did race at Old Dominion speedway, however, with many of the drivers mentioned above. I get a kick out of this one race result from the October 1964 Nascar Newsletter. Dad came in 5th behind Ned Jarrett, David Pearson, and Richard Petty.