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Gurney Was NASCAR’s Best Road-Course Ringer As His 1968 Riverside Win Showed

Every time the NASCAR circuit visits a road course there’s a lot of buzz about the road-course experts or “ringers” that are brought in to compete with the drivers who earn a living primarily making only left-hand turns. But winning a Cup race with a ringer is more difficult than it might seem, even considering […]


Three Strikes Of Bad Luck Can’t Keep Yarborough Out Of Victory Lane In 1968 Daytona 500

As anyone who has ever watched a 500-mile NASCAR race knows, the fastest car often does not win the race. Mechanical problems, flat tires, bad timing of caution flags and other unforeseen issues can derail the strongest efforts and send a surprise winner to Victory Lane. In the 1968 Daytona 500, the Wood Brothers No. […]


“Old Man” Turner Beat A Young Cale Yarborough To Win Inaugural Race at Rockingham

The 1965 American 500 at North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham, the track’s inaugural race, produced one of the best racing stories of all time. A wildly popular but aging driver, back on the circuit after a four-year suspension was lifted, outran one of the sport’s aggressive young stars to get the victory that would […]