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This nice-looking car was owned and run by Greg Mills and Dave Welch. More than in most cars Ed drove during this period (mainly 1969), in the 79 Ed always seemed to have to struggle to be truly competitive. Nonetheless in the 79 Ed won against strong opposition at Stafford Springs and Norwood, and was leading in the latter stages of the Thompson 500 when a broken valve ended his race. Photo from JoJo Farone, via Racingthroughtime.com

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Norwood. They were repairing a hole in the oil pan for the second time that evening. On the first occasion, Ed drove the car straight into the pits and stayed in the driver’s seat as the car was tipped onto its side and the hole repaired. Bill Balser photo.

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1969-10-26 – Thompson 500. Ed led for about 325 laps and had a 1.3 lap lead with about 50 to go when his engine dropped a valve and he DNF’d. In this image his car is going down the backstretch.

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Ed’s Mills and Welch #79 is just behind Jerry Cook’s #38. This photo was taken at Malta, where Ed often drove the #79 in 1969, but only rarely in 1970, when he usually drove the Evans #61 at Malta.

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The #79 in the background appears to be a different car from the one that Ed usually drove, although the photo was taken during the same period (1969-70). Ed Yerrington is in the foreground with his #66.