lead on lap 351 when Junior Johnson's car blew engine.
It was the 37th Career victory for Richard
Petty's victory ended Ford's 32 race win
streak. Petty had only ran his first race of the season a
week earlier at Bristol's Volunteer 500. The Chrysler
teams had been boycotting NASCAR due to the disallowance of the
finish at the Fairgrounds by Buddy Arrington.
The legendary Junior Johnson makes his last
appearance as a driver at the track. As an owner, Johnson
will compile 26 starts at the track and capture 11 victories
with Cale Yarborough (six) and Darrell Waltrip (five)