13 December 2013

Motor Trend 500, Riverside International Raceway, January 18, 1970

After years of racing and winning with Fords, Dan Gurney switched to the Plymouth camp. Here, he's seen negotiating turn 1 in a 1970 Superbird during that years race. Gurney qualified on pole to the delight of his fans but encountered problems during the race. He completed 180 of the 193 laps in the Petty Enterprises entry but still brought her home under power for a sixth place finish. Richard Petty himself finished 5th in his first race back with Plymouth.
A.J. Foyt was the winner of the race in his 1970 Ford Torino.

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