Sunday, February 26, 2012

Looking Back at the SuperBirds

The Dodge Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Road Runner SuperBird were built for just one reason - to dominate stock car racing.

The Dodge Daytona and Plymouth SuperBird demonstrated the extremes to which the factories would go to earn victories on the nation's race tracks. The winged aero warriors graced the nation's speedways from September, 1969 until September, 1972, when major sanctioning body rule changes ended their reign.

Their legacy is one of success, having won over 45 percent of the NASCAR races they competed in, as well as scoring a total of eleven victories in ARCA and USAC.

Midwest Racing Archives takes a look back at some of the cars and their drivers…

Buddy Arrington - NASCAR Grand National - Dodge -1970
 
Charlie Glotzbach - NASCAR Grand National - Ray Nichels Dodge -1970
 
Richard Petty - NASCAR Grand National - Plymouth -1970
 
Dave Marcis - NASCAR Grand National - Dodge - 1969
 
Fred Lorenzen - NASCAR Grand National - Ray Fox Dodge Daytona - 1970
 
Pete Hamilton - NASCAR Grand National - Petty Ent. Plymouth - 1970
 
Jim Vandiver - NASCAR Grand National - Dodge Charger - 1969
 
Joe Frasson - NASCAR Grand National - Dodge -1970

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