Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

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Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

Post by MartyG11H » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 pm

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Post by supertc88 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:30 pm

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Post by Swandogg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:43 am

Cool pic!! :thumbleft: :cheers2: Would this be about the 'last hurrah' for Firestones in sprint car racing? :dontknow:
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Re: Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

Post by MartyG11H » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:58 am

I think it may have been the last year for Firestone, but can't swear to it. Jeff had a good run at Knoxville this year (1984) he finished 5th.
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Re: Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

Post by 62xracer » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:07 pm

We ran Firestones until '87 in URC, don't know about the Outlaws.

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Re: Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

Post by MartyG11H » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:41 am

My bad. I didn't mean all of sprint car racing. Jeff was one of the few using them with the outlaws. They seemed to work well for him. Not a big fan of tire rules myself.
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Re: Swindell Brothers @ Eldora

Post by wolfie2985 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:48 pm

Ah the memories:
If I remember correctly, Jeff's ride was also short-lived. I believe it was the Merle Thomason #80. Thomason passed away in mid-season - just before the July Grove Outlaws stop (maybe not long after this shot? Eldora stop on the way to the Grove????). And, I think it was gone after a few more shows - the eastern swing maybe.
What I do distinctly remember is putting a rather large scratch on the tailgate of the typically immaculate Swindell Old Milwaukee trailer while helping a crew member unload a spare chassis from the roof of the trailer.
Those were the days - crew cab duellies, Chapparral trailers with the spares on the roof, and, with the exception of Sammy, high shine gone from the cars by July.
Thanks for letting me reminisce.

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