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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Sunday 30th April 1967

52 years ago

Taking the lead when Bobby Allison spun and collected 2nd place Dick Hutcherson, Richard Petty won the NASCAR GN 'Richmond 250' on the Virginia State Fairgrounds 1/2 mile dirt oval, Virginia, US. It was Petty's 54th career GN win, tying father Lee atop the career wins list at the time. Allison, making his first start in the Cotton Owens Dodge, was out front when he spun on lap 150, taking 2nd running Hutcherson with him as Petty roared past. Hutcherson's Ford got stuck in a ditch, costing him 3 laps. Petty went on to finish 20 seconds ahead of Allison.

Richard Petty takes the checkered flag - 1967 Richmond 250

Richard Petty takes the checkered flag - 1967 Richmond 250

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