15 - Petty, Allison & Marcis: Atlanta Scoring Debacle
Get ready, because this episode is one heck of a ride. The 1978 fall race at Atlanta provided no shortage of chaos and confusion.
Before timing and scoring systems were implemented, races were scored and officiated by actual humans. This means mistakes are bound to be made, and advantages to be taken. This led to the question that everyone was asking after the race: who actually won?
Those officials had a lot on their plate. With drivers throwing the race, pleading their case and looking for any piece of evidence to prove they had rightfully won, there is a lot to keep track of. Hear from three NASCAR legends who were in contention on that puzzling day in Georgia: Richard Petty, Donnie Allison and Dave Marcis. Plus, long-before he became NASCAR CEO, Brian France was a race scorer and had a say in what happened on this November day. Hang on.