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By David Morgan, Associate Editor We all know how dominant Petty Enterprises was in its heyday, as the organization captured 250+ wins over the course of its lifespan with Richard Petty, Lee Petty, and a handful of others behind the wheel, but after Petty’s final win in 1984, trips to Victory Lane would become a much rarer sight. Only three other times after that would a Petty Enterprises No. 43 car take the checkered flag and in April 1999, John Andretti would be the last driver to deliver a win forRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor As the Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to the Lone Star State for the second time this season for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the championship fight is in full swing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. While the focus this weekend is on the here and now of how the championship battles will play out, we’ll take a step back in time to look back at a race from Texas Motor Speedway’s past. In this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday Theater”, weRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor NOTE: Video of the finish of the 1999 Las Vegas 400 is included at the bottom of this post This week we turn back the clocks to March 7, 1999 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (then Winston Cup) Series Las Vegas 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. To paint a picture of the world when this race occurred, here are some of the signs of the times from March 7, 1999: Tony Stewart was in the midst of his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series. Current up-and-coming driver, Todd GillilandRead More