Friday, June 3, 2022

1965 – Hutcherson Captures Nashville Race

Dick Hutcherson poses next to his Holman-Moody Ford prior to the start of the Nashville 100-miler. 

Nashville, Tenn. (June 3, 1965) – Hard-driving Dick Hutcherson of Charlotte, N.C., ran his 1965 Ford at an average of 71.4 miles per hour on Thursday to take home top money in the NASCAR-sanctioned 100-mile late model stock car race at Fairgrounds Speedway.

Hutcherson, NASCAR’s top driver in his first year on the circuit, easily drove away with the $1,000 first-place money.

Ned Jarrett of Camden, S.C., driving a 1965 Ford, was in second place for most of the race and finished there despite a slight collision with the wall on lap 195.

The finishers were not announced for at least an hour following the race when J.C. Putney claimed he lapped Jarrett when the veteran driver brushed the wall.

However, track officials said the yellow caution flag was out at the time. Jarrett was credited with second place, and Putney remained third.

Results –

1. Dick Hutcherson
2. Ned Jarrett
3. J.C. Putney
4. Wendell Scott
5. Henley Gray
6. Doug Cooper
7. Raymond Carter
8. G.C. Spencer
9. Cale Yarbrough
10.Junior Spencer
11.Bob Derrington
12.Tom Pistone
13.Wayne Smith
14.Neil Castles
15.Buddy Arrington

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