RICHIE EVANS GONE 25 YEARS

Where were you on Oct. 24, 1985? I can recall my entire day. Racers with a connection to NASCAR’s Modified division could probably tell you the same thing.I was in high school and came home in the late afternoon after football practice. I was in my room when my dad called down the hallway to “come here. A racer had died.”My father was watching our local news broadcast on television. By the time I walked to where I could see, a commercial break had already begun. Dad said they h ...

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A VIEW FROM THE MADHOUSE

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. _ Bobby Allison, Richie Evans, Jerry Cook, Curtis Turner, Tim Flock, Glen Wood and Ralph Earnhardt have all celebrated in victory lanes here. Richard Petty smiled after winning his 100th Grand National race here. “Here” is Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C. NASCAR history radiates from here. Here is also known to an entirely new audience as the Madhouse.During the winter, History Channel aired a weekly series featuring select Modified division drivers from ...

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