Richard Petty and David Pearson collide on the last lap of the Daytona 500 after spinning into the infield.
Petty wasn't able to restart his car as Pearson limped across the finish line for his only Great American Race victory.
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“Of course, we went back the next year in ’74, ’75 and ’76. I was actually in the stands right at the start/finish line in ’76 when my man Richard Petty and David Pearson tangled off Turn 4.”