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  • 1980 Winston Cup Grand National - #48

    Driver - Dan Gurney
    Owner - Rod Osterlund
    Track - Riverside
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    Last edited by cantdrive55; 09-24-2014, 08:37 PM.

  • #2
    480?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by beanboy89 View Post
      480?
      Kinda curious on that too.
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      • #4
        It's not like ARCA teams and JJC were the first to invent half assing a number.

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        • #5
          I'm guessing that it was formerly a USAC stock car.

          Or he showed up with a 3 digit number and NASCAR told him no.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WG_TRG View Post
            I'm guessing that it was formerly a USAC stock car.

            Or he showed up with a 3 digit number and NASCAR told him no.
            or it was originally 80 but the number was already taken
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            • #7
              Nobody used the number 80 in that race. The 0's also way forward of where the door numbers would normally be, which makes it even more puzzling.

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              • #8
                It's not really a big mystery. The car probably raced somewhere as the #80, most likely in a USAC race. Dan's traditional number was 48. The more interesting fact is this was Gurney's final NASCAR race, and his first since 1970 when he drove a Plymouth for Petty Enterprises.

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                • #9
                  Found this on a Google search yesterday. Not sure if it clears anything up, but at least it's the left side of the car.
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                  • #10
                    An article stating why the car was originally 480.

                    http://racing-reference.info/showblog?id=2307

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                      James Hylton

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                      • #12
                        James Hylton (World 600)
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