If you were not there in 1969 all our NASCAR Aero Car racing was not on TV from flag to flag. We had Wide World of Sports! When we got flag to flag coverage for the first time you couldn’t drag me away from the TV. How things have changed.
Now, it seems we have full time coverage from the time the track opens until the last car leaves the infield after the race. I don’t even record the races anymore. They are boring and every race every car has a different look. Not so in 1969.
I will try to bring you some old videos of the races during this 50th Anniversary of the Aero Car Wars. You have to see the Wood Brothers pit stop with Cale Yarborough #21. Chris calls it a remarkable pit stop at 18.8 seconds! Cale also does an interview talking about his new Boss 429 Spoiler II.
If you have never seen and heard a young Bobby Allison, this is your chance.
This is the 1969 Atlanta 500. Check out the Boss 429 in the opening shot. Hope you enjoy it.