"I should have found your blog from last year. I especially enjoyed this particular excerpt referring to how USAC officials treated Richard and how Doc Mattioli stood up for him just as he had previously for sponsor Schaefer at an Indy car…"
"I can remember on several occasions during our Goat Rodeo broadcst chats that pur member, Jack Redd talked of being neighbors with Norris Friel. Here's an excerpt from Jack's profile:
"I have been involved with stock car racing since…"
After reading a few of the posts on the older tracks,pre 50, you ever wonder how they set up those cars? straight axles, wishbone front ends,single spring front and rear,skinny tires and top top it all off a frame that flexed with every turn... Was the frame smart to know how much to flex at each turn? Look at this front runner from a few years ago,all 4 tires look the same size and dont look under pressure. No front bumper needed as long as you out front and safety hubs ? No roll bars and bet you the driver door opens too.. Anyone know the car? how about the track. Its a deep south track too, See More
"I think the most interesting comments I've read about Richard Petty racing at Pocono in the various pre-NASCAR stock car events came in a very candid interview in 1977 with the Milwaukee Journal when Petty revealed his shock at seeing all the…"
"The Petty win in the 1973 USAC event made headlines around the country.
The Argus Press of Michigan highlighted the USAC boys getting whipped:
The Reading Eagle and Gettsburg Times and The day of New London, CT credited the Petty Enterprises pit…"
A couple of Grand American cars made the trip to Pocono in 1971 for the USAC Pennsylvania 500 won by Butch Hartman in a '69 Dodge Daytona. Jim Paschal drove a '70 Javelin and Wayne Andrews drove Reid Shaw's '71 Mustang.…"
"I realize this is STOCK CAR RacersReunion site, but Dave mentioned the SCHAEFER 500 Indy car races at Pocono. A few years ago, I blogged about each of them that ran from Mark Donohue's 1971 win in the first one through Al Unser Sr's win in…"