NASCAR In 1969 — The 75 Years Edition

Editor’s Note: NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023. The lion’s share of the Grand National division’s $649,000 share of the awards was to be distributed to the top 20 drivers in the point standings at the end of the season. The remainder of the Grand National prizes were to be awarded to the season’s top owners and to top finishing drivers in selected races. 17 car to a record-tying 42 top-five finishes while leading 39 races on the year. The only driver to better Pearson’s number of victories was Bobby Isaac. The top short-track driver on the circuit in 1969, Isaac sped to 17 victories in his 50 starts. The 1969 Dodge Charger driver also led 5,072 laps and grabbed 21 poles.

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