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The Ole Days

SETTLING THE FIGHT OFF THE TRACK

Curtis Turner & Lee Petty didn’t get along too well.  Turner made a fortune in the lumber industry & raced for the fun of it.  Lee Petty raced to put food on the table.  

At a race in Virginia one time Turner had been rough on his & Petty’s equipment.  After the race Petty went up to confront Turner. 

Turner was sitting on a fence having an after the race cocktail.  Petty approached Turner with a rolled up newspaper.  He questioned Turner’s rough driving.  Turner made a grave mistake by trying to laugh it off.  Petty whacked him with the newspaper.  The newspaper had a torque-wrench rolled inside of it & Petty made his point.

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