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PETE HAMILTON was known as a gentleman on and off
the track. Pete won the NASCAR National Sportsman
Championship in 1967 after finishing 8th in 1966, which
was later to become the Bucsh Grand National Division.

Pete was the first Northerner to find success in the Winston
Cup Division, paving the way for others from the North to
follow.

Pete won the Winston Cup Rookie of the year in 1968,
then went on to win the Daytona 500 in 1970. Pete then
became the first driver to win both Talledega 500 mile
races in the same year (1970), until Dale Earnhardt
duplicated the feat in 1999.

All the Northeast drivers who have raced in the South since
owe a debt of gratitude to Pete for showing the Northerners
belonged there.
Pete in the Worcester Sand & Gravel #69 in which Pete
drove to many victories
A John Grady Photo
Pete leading Bugs Stevens during the Permatex
300 Sportsman race at Daytona in the 60's.
Pete in the Petty Enterprise # 40 in 1970.
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