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Tiny Gets Donnie at Bristol!

Tiny Lund was as well known for the practical joking side of his personality as he was for his racing talent.  It seemed that as long as Tiny had fun all was right in his world.
The practical jokes weren't excluded from the track either.  Below is a story about one of those times on the track at Bristol.

  Tiny Lund and Donnie Allison were battling at Bristol.  There were only 11 laps to go and Donnie was leading.  Into turn 1 they went.  As they came through turn 2 Tiny slammed into the side of Donnie’s car.  Donnie looked over to see Tiny laughing. 

The final lap drew closer.  As they went thru turns 1 & 2, Tiny bumped into Allison again.  Donnie looked over at Tiny to see what the heck he was doing.  As Donnie looked at him, Tiny spit water into Donnie’s car and on Donnie’s goggles! 

Well, Donnie was on the back stretch trying to wipe off his goggles so he could see.  He finally got them cleaned off and took the win. 

After the race Tiny came up to Donnie laughing and said “gotcha wet didn’t I.” 

To this day, Donnie can’t understand how Tiny hit his mark (the goggles) while tooling around Bristol battling for the win.

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