"Richard Petty and Pearson go high. Pearson now has the lead. Petty tries to go back down on the 4th turn. They only have 750 yards to go. They did hit. Will they cross the finish line? He's going to win it spinning as I believe he is going to take the checkered flag. No he did not cross. Here comes Pearson. Petty has his car going. He wins the race!"


From the 1976 Daytona 500. The race had seen a major cheating controversy involving drivers A.J. Foyt and Darrell Waltrip during qualifying, but shook into a showdown between the sport's two highest winning drivers, Richard Petty and David Pearson, as they rocketed into the defining finish both of their careers and of the sport's history.