In 1970, Richie Evans was banned from NASCAR events because he had been running in some non-NASCAR events. Ed was going to drive Richie’s car in the New Yorker 400 at Utica-Rome but, because Richie was in the crew, officials would not allow the team to enter the pits. The team’s response was to set up operations in the public parking lot, from which they ran the car during practice, qualifying, and the race itself. Whenever he drove the car onto the track, Ed was required to show his own, valid NASCAR driver’s card. Despite this handicap, Ed won the race. Photo by John Grady, from Racingthroughtime.com.