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NASCAR Racing and Race: America Gets the Chance To Meet Wendell Scott

NASCAR keeps a pretty meticulous record book. Everyone knows the big numbers on that list: Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt’s seven championships, Petty’s 200 wins and Jimmie Johnson’s five consecutive titles. Back in the 1960s, the seasons were seemingly endless. For example, the 1964 season actually started in late 1963. The last race of the ’63 season was at Riverside on November 3, and the first race of the ’64 season was a week later at Concord on November 10. If you dig deep and go back to the beginning of the ‘64 season, there’s a name at the top of the finishing order for a race in Jacksonville on December 1, 1963. It’s the only time you’ll see it at the top of the results. His n...

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