1974 Permatex 200 Late Model Sportsman Season opening Race
Nashville Fairgrounds, April 13, 1974
Photos from practice
This was the first shot on the roll so only half was exposed, but I'm posting everything.
Buddy Baker in one of the Ellis Cook Chevelles.
Jerry Lawley after making some practice laps. He failed to make the race.
Ray Hendrick made his first trip to Nashville for the '74 season opener.
Jack Ingram brought a new '68 Chevelle.
Dave Marcis in the A.J. King Dodge.
Dave Mader in the DiGard Sportsman car.
Neil Bonnett in Butch Nelson's always fast Chevelle.
Ingram won the 1973 Southern 400, so he was looking to make it two in a row.
Nashville native Red Farmer brought a Torino.
L.D. Ottinger added a little white to the paint scheme for 1974.
Charlie Binkley in an Ellis Cook Chevelle.
Ray Hendrick wonders what changes need to be made to his Chevelle.
Bobby Allison and Buddy Baker talk shop.
Darrell Waltrip and R.C. Alexander begin a successful relationship.
Ray Hendrick's Chevelle.
Bobby Allison ran this Chevelle at Riverside just a couple of months before bringing it to Nashville.
This Modified was a Permatex show car to promote their gaskets.
Bubba Francis tunes on the engine for Flookie Buford.
A crew member brings James Ham's car up from the lower pits.
DW gets ready for some practice laps.
Bill Morton opened the season driving for Lee Sage.
Bobby Allison brings his Chevelle off turn 4.
Richard Orton, Jack Ingram, Red Farmer, and L.D. Ottinger run close in practice.
DW uses a little body english to help "Ol' Henry" off turn 4.
R.C. Alexander always fielded clean, fast cars.
Ray Hendrick gets more comfortable with the Nashville track.
Charlie Binkley makes more practice laps.
Buddy Baker cranks some wheel into turn 3.
Dave Marcis and the Dodge were Nashville favorites.
Click here for photos from the actual race Saturday night
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