It's well established that I'm a Petty Lifer. Have been since being introduced to racing in 1974. Yet I've always had a soft spot for the independent underdogs that were as much a part of GN/Cup racing as the big dawgs.Very few of those guys got to reap the glory of victory lane. The short list includes guys such as Wendell Scott, Dick Brooks, Elmo Langley, Paul Lewis and in recent years Regan Smith with Furniture Row I suppose.Today is the anniversary of James Hylton's first GN win at Richmond on March 1, 1970. I posted a blog about it with assists from Ray Lamm with pics and Perry Allen Wood with his book, Declarations of Stock Car Independents. http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-1-1970-1ndependent-has-h1s-day.htmlFinDriverCar1 James Hylton'69 Ford2 Richard Petty'70…See More
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"Hey all Ward fans! Just joined group, and have only been a member of the site for a few weeks. Always glad to see other WV fans. Wish he was still out there. Been a fan since 94. Gonna root for Jeb now. Go 26!"