Tuesday, March 13, 2007

History Made In Las Vegas

On yesterday's show, I mentioned that none of the drivers who started in the Top-10 Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway finished there; the first time in recent memory that such a thing had happened.

Well, I guess I shouldn’t have remembered, since the last time it happened was in 1965; a total of 1,421 races ago.

On July 4, 1965 at Daytona, all of the Top-10 starters failed to finish in the Top-10. In fact, none of then even managed to finish the race. Polesitter Marvin Panch finished 12th after leading 39 laps, while A.J. Foyt came from the 11th starting position to win. Only 14 cars were running at the finish.

Ah, the good old days.

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