1964 Music City 400
Champion Richard Petty.
A 19 second pit stop for 10 gallons of gas as opposed to the 26 second stop of
second place finisher David Pearson for 8 gallons made the difference for
Petty. He would lead 127 of the races 200 laps.
David Pearson's car owner Cotton Owens stated after the race "We
added eight gallons of gas, but we spilled ten more gallons on
Richard Petty would capture the first of
his nine victories at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway with his
win in the 1964 Music City 400. Petty led 127 of the
event's 200 laps in his 1964 Plymouth.
There were only 17 competitors in the
event. Ned Jarrett blew the engine in his Bondy Long Ford
and was unable to start the race.
This would be Petty's 30th career
NASCAR Grand National win.
David Pearson would be the only other
drive to led laps during the event. He led 73 laps in his
Cotton Owens Dodge.