NASCAR 1969 Flat Out

After you stop looking at David in the #17 and the Smokey Yunick car #13, check out the Pace Car. Chevy could not lead and laps unless there was a caution flag!

If you want to see and hear what 1969 was like at the race track, take a few minutes and watch the video below. This is not the regular race, it is the last race of the season to determine the NASCAR 1969 Championship between David and Richard.

Spoiler alert……David won the Championship in 1969 at this race.

Beyond that are all the fantastic action shot from the 1969 season. You will see a lot of good “rubin is racin”. By this time all the aero cars were on the track with the exception of the Superbird. Listen carefully about LeeRoy turning the fastest lap ever for a one mile track!

Spoiler Alert #2…….LeeRoy wins the race after hitting the wall and going a lap down. Hey, and there was no “Lucky Dog” after a yellow in those days!

There are a lot of good race cars destroyed or torn up in this video. If NASCAR was still like this today, including factory race cars, I bet the stands would still be full and TV rating would be through the roof.

 

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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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  1. Martin Burke says:

    Great film
    Stands were packed unlike today

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