Episode from the podcastHeritage Road

3 | The Season of '79

Released Thursday, 13th July 2017
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Petty. Waltrip. Yarborough.
The Allison brothers. Earnhardt before he was the Intimidator. The season of 1979 was something special. We check in with Sports Illustrated’s Mark Bechtel, who shows us how ‘79 changed NASCAR forever. We track Darrell “Jaws” Waltrip and Richard Petty - “The King” - as they battle for the cup. And we hear from Bobby Allison himself about his trackside brawl with Cale Yarborough. Stocked with all-stars, crashes, fights - not to mention the first live television broadcast of the Daytona 500 - the legendary season of ‘79 altered the course of NASCAR history.
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The music under our closing credits this episode is 'Stand Up Seven' by Zac Wilkerson Band.