1964 Nashville 400
winner Richard Petty
The 1964 Petty Enterprises Plymouth of Richard Petty.
Teammate Jim Paschal would finish in second place, giving the
team a 1 - 2 sweep.
Richard Petty led all 400 laps of the 1964
Nashville 400 driving his 1964 Plymouth. This was the
first time that this feat had been accomplished by a driver at
Arrington made the first of his 29 starts at the Fairgrounds
during the event. He is tied with J.D. McDuffie for second
in the track's all-time Grand National starts record. Richard
Petty sits atop the standings with an incredible 39 starts.
The Nashville 400 win would give
Petty a sweep of both NASCAR Grand National events held at the
Fairgrounds in 1964.
Earl Balmer's first career Top-Five
finish in NASCAR competition. The Indiana native would compete in 32 Grand
National events and claim victory at Daytona in 1966.
Balmer would pilot Ray Fox's Dodge to victory in one of the
Daytona 500 qualifying races. He would retire from racing
after the 1968 season.