The answer to the first question is Cale Yarborough. It sure didn’t take very long for you to get that one right. I wouldn’t have had a clue if it wasn’t for the book.
You still don’t have the right answer to the second one yet though. You are right though about Petty changing to the No. 44 the first year after retirement. But it wasn’t John Andretti driving the No. 43.
OK. Iv’e got one for you guys: In 1985, when Bill Elliott won the Winston Million in the Southern 500 at Darlington, NASCAR fined him for something. What did they fine him for? Anyone can Google an answer. Who really knows?
That’s an easy one and I’ll leave it up to the rest of the folks on here to look it up…
Here’s a bit more difficult question… Since 1911 only two drivers have stopped a perfectly good race car during the running of the Indianapolis 500, got out and assisted a driver involved in a crash… Who were they? Hint: one is still alive today, the other died in a late-1950s crash…
The crew chief that resigned halfway through the Bristol race was for Geoff Bodine.
The Indy driver that drove his first race at the first Brickyard 400 was Danny Sullivan. I believe that was his one and only Winston Cup race.If I remember right it was the same year that he did the 360 degree spin on the backstretch during the Indy 500 race and ended up winning. Not quite sure though.