Albany - Saratoga 250
July 11, 1972
MALTA (Amsterdam Recorder ) Monday,
July 3,1972 - Bobby Allison, who has captured three Winston Cup Grand National
and three Grand National East races through the first half of the NASCAR season,
has become the first entry for the Albany - Saratoga "250", Tuesday. July, 11th.
The racer of Hueytown. Ala.,will be driving the Coco-Cola Mustang for the
$10,500 event at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway. Last year in the Albany-Saratoga
" 2 5 0 " . Allison qualified third fastest but was forced to leave the fray
with an expended engine at the end of 144 l a p s. However, 1972 has been all
good for the native of Miami, F l a. Allison has won five pole positions
for superspeedway events and was the first stock car driver this year to
top $100,000 in winnings
"We a re very pleased that Bobby again chose to compete in the
Albany-Sa r a toga "250", said speedway President Larry Mendelsohn.
" He 's the hottest
Time of race: 01:24:50
SIGN UPS CONTINUE FOR GRAND NATIONAL - Amsterdam (NY) Recorder (July 6, 1972)
MALTA — Veteran stock ca racer Neil Castles and popular young Chevrolet
driver Richard Brown have become the latest two drivers to sign up for the July
11 Albany-Saratoga "250"MASCAR Grand National East race at Albany-Saratoga
Speed-way Castles has one of the longest track records of any Grand National
driver, covering some 20years, but it wasn't until April that he finally won his
first race, this coming at Greenville.S.C. Since then, the Dodge driver from
Charlotte. N.C.. has gone simply wild, winning yet an-other race and aiming for
the driving championship of the Grand National East division Castles is
currently in third position behind Elmo Langley and the leading Jimmy Vaughn
Brown, who earned the Rookie of the Race honors in the prestigious Daytona "500"
last February, will be driving a car prepared by Ralph McNabb. Brown has evolved
into one of the most promising young drivers in the Winston Series this year In
11 starts he has won more than $12,000.And when he's-not racing on a track, he's
working on one. Brown. 29. is the assistant general manager of the Hickory
Speedway in North Carolina and he spends much of his time involved in the
promotion of the events at that track. By the way. his boss at Hickory is
two-time Grand National champion Ned Jarrett, and he's not a bad man to have
around when ad-vice is needed on racing. The Albany-Saratoga "250"will get
underway promptly at8:30 p.m following time trials which begin at 7:30 p.m.
Practice for the Grand National cars will start at 5 p.m.
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