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1970s NASCAR season recaps include highlights and statistics of NASCAR races during the 1970s. Learn more on the 1970s NASCAR Season Recaps Channel.

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1979 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

The 1979 NASCAR Winston Cup season was ultra-competitive racing with some on-field fights thrown in for good measure. A record qualifying speed of 196.049 mph broke the old top speed record. Follow the season highlights from 1979.

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  • 1970 NASCAR Grand National Recap
    1970 NASCAR Grand National Recap

    The 1970 NASCAR Grand National tour provided plenty of thrills despite funding cuts by auto factories and driver tensions over safety. Even with behind-the-scenes friction, the 1970 NASCAR tour produced many great moments. Learn more. See more »

  • 1970 NASCAR Grand National Results
    1970 NASCAR Grand National Results

    The 1970 NASCAR Grand National season was exciting despite the introduction of restrictor plates. Higher speeds brought greater risks to the drivers causing NASCAR to mandate the plates. Get the results from each race of the 1970 season. See more »

  • 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap
    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

    In 1971 NASCAR lost auto-factory support but gained sponsorship from R.J. Reynolds Co. The lightly funded independent drivers staged a mini-boycott of the 100-mile Winston Cup Grand National race. See the newly-renamed 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup recap. See more »

  • 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results
    1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

    The 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup season was the first year for the new Winston sponsor. This season would also mark the last time NASCAR would use a schedule that featured more than 40 races. See the results from the 48 races of the 1971 season. See more »

  • 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap
    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

    The explosive battle between Richard Petty and Bobby Allison set the tone of the 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup season. Explore the 1972 season in this recap, including highlights, photos, and the full standings that were left when the dust cleared. See more »

  • 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results
    1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

    The 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup season had leaner meaner schedule of 31 races. The Winston Cup schedule eliminated all of the shorter races that consisted of 100 and 125 miles in total duration. See the complete results for the 1972 NASCAR season. See more »

  • 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap
    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

    Though the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup season was as exciting as ever the real surprise was the year's upset winner Benny Parsons. Read about the 1973 NASCAR season, including highlights, photos, and full standings. See more »

  • 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results
    1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

    In 1973, David Pearson had a record-breaking year, winning 11 races during the course of the NASCAR season. Get the results from all 28 races of the year. See more »

  • 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap
    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Recap

    The 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup race schedule was deeply affected by the OPEC oil embargo. NASCAR also continued to move toward the use of smaller engines, and made several rule changes. Get a full recap of the 1974 season's highlights. See more »

  • 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results
    1974 NASCAR Winston Cup Results

    Despite a fuel shortage, the 1974 NASCAR Winston Cup season delivered plenty of thrills. NASCAR made the decision that year to shorten the length of every race by 10 percent. Get the results of all 30 races of the 1974 NASCAR season. See more »

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