Winner Jim Paschal and
his Julian Petty owned Pontiac
Richard Petty dominated the race until
being sidelined with engines problems on lap 362.
Rex White would capture his fifth straight
pole at the track. He sat a record at the track that would
not be broken by any other NASCAR driver
This would be the first and only win
for Jim Paschal at the Fairgrounds Speedway. He would
capture 25 NASCAR Grand National Victories during his career.
Rex White suffered a serious crash
due to a blown tire on lap 175. The pole sitter partially
ran through one of the tracks backstretch billboards.
Nashville, Tennessee native Crash
Bond made his only career NASCAR Grand National Start. He
would later be inducted into the track's Hall of Fame for his
Late Model Sportsman accomplishments.
Track officials clean-up the damage left by the wrecked
car of Rex White. He suffered a blown tire on lap
(Photo: Harold Lowe, Jr.
500 Carole Steele, hold the trophy that drvers (from
left) Rex White, Johnny Allen and Ned Jarrett will be
competing for in the Nashville 500
Rudis The Tennessean)