1962: Richard Petty leads 158 of 200 laps to prevail in the only race for NASCAR’s top series at Golden Gate Speedway’s .3-mile paved track in Tampa, Fla. Petty finished just a car-length ahead of Jim Paschal in a 1-2 sweep by Petty Enterprises Plymouths. Joe Weatherly came home third as the final driver on the lead lap. Sunshine State native Buzzie Reutimann, father to current Sprint Cup Series driver David Reutimann, started 18th and finished 10th in his only start in NASCAR’s premier division.
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