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1981 Gabriel 400 @ Michigan

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1981 Gabriel 400 @ Michigan

Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

I saw some amateur shots of Kyle Petty's crash early in the race. I have never seen any photos of the final green flag lap. Kyle Petty blew his engine, laid an oil slick on the track, and caused basically the whole field to spin at different times. Bobby Allison ended up with the win in a 3-wide photo finish.

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Post by nascargavin8 » 1 year ago

i tried posting this under requests.... not sure why it posted here.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

Moved to requests.

And yes you should be able to access Crash Photos now. If we have photos from this crash you should find them there somewhere, if not, someone here will probably have them in a private collection.
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 year ago

I doubt footage will surface, as the race wasn't shown until the next year apparently, maybe NASCAR one day will upload it as one of the "classic races" they've been uploading recently. Have seen a few photos from frontstretch but not of the finish, which is strange. I found 1 photo of the wreck, Darrell Waltrip limping away from it atleast.

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