Throwback Thursday

Dr_B_UNC

Team Owner
Joined
Feb 28, 2018
Messages
2,197
Points
343
1602778828536.png
 

Formerjackman

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
3,818
Points
493
Serious question that I'm too lazy to google: Why did NASCAR mandate the gray interior/roll cage in recent years? I like the old look of coloring the interiors. Earnhardt had his signature blue then red, Petty blue, etc.

If it has ever been mandated, I am not aware of it. I would suggest it has more to do with what many of the major teams/car builders were doing anyway, AND it is a nice neutral color that doesn't really clash with any of the 8000 different paint schemes the current cars have. When I was in the game, it was nearly all Cup cars that had been built in the mid-late 90's and I think 90% of them were gray THEN.
 

OldTimer

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 25, 2017
Messages
604
Points
123
That is what happens when you drive way past your prime. Some guys just love to race.
It was his only source of income. Was Harry Gant outside his prime? He won 8 of his 18 Cup wins in his fifties. Bobby Allison was still winning races in his 50's

Dave's NASCAR total earnings came very close to Richard Petty's...because between the ages of 55 and 59 Dave accumulated 33% of his earnings....no way he could walk away from $3 Million dollars.
 

StandOnIt

Farm Truck
Joined
Feb 26, 2013
Messages
46,009
Points
883
Location
yoooklahoma
It was his only source of income. Was Harry Gant outside his prime? He won 8 of his 18 Cup wins in his fifties. Bobby Allison was still winning races in his 50's

Dave's NASCAR total earnings came very close to Richard Petty's...because between the ages of 55 and 59 Dave accumulated 33% of his earnings....no way he could walk away from $3 Million dollars.
That isn't adjusted for the time/date difference. Marcus's time was in Nascar's sweet spot when popularity and money were skyrocketing. With a whole 5 wins in 33 years there isn't much of a comparison to Petty's 200. There are winnings and there are actual WINNINGS.
 

OldTimer

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 25, 2017
Messages
604
Points
123
That isn't adjusted for the time/date difference. Marcus's time was in Nascar's sweet spot when popularity and money were skyrocketing. With a whole 5 wins in 33 years there isn't much of a comparison to Petty's 200. There are winnings and there are actual WINNINGS.
Dave took advantage of that sweet spot...it has served him well. In that time period, Dave managed to stay on the track using just five chassis over a nine year period. That in it self is quite an accomplishment. But to actually do it with only a couple of engines per season, that was extremely economical.

Not to take anything away from Morgan...but Dave gave him a path to follow.
 

Formerjackman

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
3,818
Points
493
That is what happens when you drive way past your prime. Some guys just love to race.

I would just say that is probably true towards the end, but for the bulk of the time it was a lack of funds holding him back. The guy only had ONE prime ride in his life, and when Krauskopf sold the 71 team to JD Stacy, that wasn't going to end well. He DID have the Osterlund ride that made Earnhardt a star, BUT they weren't to that point yet, and when Dave and Rod got into a disagreement, he quit, and by chance or by choice, he was on his own after 1978.
 

OldTimer

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 25, 2017
Messages
604
Points
123
I would just say that is probably true towards the end, but for the bulk of the time it was a lack of funds holding him back. The guy only had ONE prime ride in his life, and when Krauskopf sold the 71 team to JD Stacy, that wasn't going to end well. He DID have the Osterlund ride that made Earnhardt a star, BUT they weren't to that point yet, and when Dave and Rod got into a disagreement, he quit, and by chance or by choice, he was on his own after 1978.
He actually did pretty well with Rod...and his first NASCAR win was driving Bobby Allison's personal car. Trying to give you the link...but for some reason it is not showing up.

www.utlimateracinghistory.com

Then you have to find the USAC stock car race data base, and search for the driver. The entire career comes up:
1602948426652.png


 

Formerjackman

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 15, 2017
Messages
3,818
Points
493
No, you're right, the Osterland car was a pretty good car, but I don't think that team was quite what it would become in a couple years. After winning four times over two years in the K&K, car, one second place was as close as he got in the #2.
 

DRS3

Team Owner
Joined
Feb 21, 2017
Messages
1,212
Points
323
Junie's car in 1973...thirteen years later
View attachment 49890
Truxmore Industries

EDIT

SHARE
Truxmore Industries was a Richmond, Virginia-based company specializing in the manufacture of solid waste disposal equipment. Started in 1921 as Truck Equipment Corporation, the company operated until 1988, when it was absorbed by the RAND Corporation.
The company became the full-time sponsor of Junie Donlavey Racing in 1973, in which the partnership continued until 1981.
Had to look it up and i see Ray Hendricks constuction on the hood....
 
Top Bottom