Coo Marlin of Columbia, TN looks dejectedly at what remained of
his race car after smashing into the wall during practice runs
for tonight's Nashville 420. A spindle broke causing the
driver to loss control of the car and hit the wall in the number
two turn of the Speedway. Marlin and his crew hope to have
the car repaired for tonight's race. (Photo:
Nashville Tennessean Bob
Richard Petty captured his seventh victory at the Fairgrounds
and his 133rd career win. Petty would go on to capture the
1971 NASCAR Winston Cup title.
James Harvey Hylton finished second in his 1970 Ford Torino
Best career Grand National finish for
First of 26 career Fairgrounds
appearances for Richard Childress.
Wendell Scott would record the last of
his 12 Nashville starts.
Youtube video of the 1971 Nashville 420: