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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 April

WSLS-TV Reporter Bill Walker Interviews NASCAR Drivers Donnie Allison and Tiny Lund at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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4 min., 15 sec.
A reporter interviews NASCAR competitors Donnie Allison and Tiny Lund at the Martinsville Speedway. Donnie Allison discusses his rivalry with brother Bobby Allison. Tiny Lund lists luck, a good pit crew, and a good driver as the recipe to success at the Martinsville 500-lap race. Lund also describes his sports injuries from extensive racing. Modified cars speed around the track during a 100-lap race. Footage shows the top three finishers among the modified cars: the 1937 Chevrolet driven by Ray Hendrick and the 1936 Chevrolets driven by Ron Harris and Perk Brown.
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