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Bobby Johns (#5) made contact with Roy Tyner (#9) and lost control on the backstretch, Johns' Pontiac flipped onto its roof before slamming into the pit wall, sending debris flying.
Debris of the wall struck pit crewman Paul McDuffie and Charles Sweatland, as well as NASCAR official Joe Taylor, killing them instantly. A further 4 pit crewmen were injured, 2 critically. Johns was unharmed.
NASCAR Grand National
Paul McDuffie (Crew chief)
Charles Sweatland (Pit crewman)
Joe Taylor (NASCAR Official)
Ralph Byers (Pit crewman)
R.M. Vermillion, Jr. (Pit crewman)
John Blalock (Pit crewman)
A.M. Crawford (Bystander)
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