Darrell Waltrip would
capture his first career NASCAR Grand National victory during
the 1975 Music City 420.
Franklin, Tennessee native Darrell Waltrip would claim his 1st
of 84 NASCAR Grand National wins in front of a hometown
audience. He captured the 420 lap event by two laps over
second place finisher Benny Parsons. Waltrip would go on to win
eight victories at the historic 5/8 mile oval.
Columbia, Tennessee's Coo Coo Marlin
would claim a career best third place finish. He also had
third place finishes at the 1972 Lone Star 500 at Texas World
Speedway and the 1973 Nashville 420
Alton Jones of Pleasant Grove, Alabama
would record a sixth place performance
at the event. This performance would serve to backup his
fifth place finish at the 1974 edition of the Nashville 420. Jones was a regular Late Model Sportsman
competitor at the track and a Middle Tennessee fan favorite.
Cale Yarborough led 273 laps of the
event before being sidelined with engine failure.
Attrition payed a heavy toll at the event as only 12 cars would
be running at the end of the race. It should be noted that
no cars were lost to accidents during the event.