1968, June 30th – Thompson. These are the remains of John Stygar’s $ after Fats, who was going at full-speed, drove it into Bill Slater’s unsighted, stationary V8. Fats reportedly received more than 185 stitches in his face.
Photo from Steve Dahl Collection, caption by www.Coastal181.com
1968-07-05 – Stafford 100 Ed battling for lead when engine blew DNF
1968-07-05 – Stafford 100 preview, Bergin back from Indy cars, Sparky Belmont died
1968-07-07 – Les Deuel associates pop songs with drivers
This is Pete Hamilton with the Rocky Hinton #5, in which Pete competed in NASCAR Grand National in 1968. On July 9th, 1968, Ed drove the car in practice and helped Pete to set it up prior to the Maine 300 Grand National race at Oxford Plains Speedway.
1968-07-19 – Stafford 50 preview, also NASCAR to ban coupes for 1969 season
1968-07-22 – Riverside 500 recap of Buddy Krebs’s past winning partners
1968 – 07-23 – With Bill Vukovich Jr
Bowman Gray Stadium.
1968-07-26 – Malta 50 3rd
Lou was famous for bringing his German shepherd Blackie with him to all his races. Photo by John Grady.
Norwood. NASCAR Chief Steward Carl Merrill is on the right. From the book “Bugsy” by Bugs Stevens with Bones Bourcier. Photo by Balser and Son.
1968-07-31 – Les Deuel – Ed “one of the greatest asphalt drivers in the history of stock car racing”
1968-07-31 – Les Deuel – Malta All-Star Ed a spectator
1968 – 08-01 – Lee feature 3rd
1968-08-01 – Lee feature 3rd
1968-08-02 – Stafford preview
1968-08-04 – Thompson 50 preview
Photo by Fred Smith.