by Charlie Turner
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Handsome Harry gets matched up against a 25 race winner and fellow member of NASCAR’s 50 Greatest Drivers in a Fast region, first round game of the NASCAR 64 Greatest Drivers Tournament at Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie.
Harry Gant was known as Handsome Harry up until the ’91 season. After that, Mr September was his common nickname. Gant won four straight races that September, tying a modern ers (’72 to the present) record. “91 was Gant’s best season. He finished fourth, won five times, had 15 top fives and led the most laps. He finished with 18 wins and 208 top tens in 474 starts.
Jim Paschal competed in 421 Cup series races over a 21 year career. He won 25 times and had 230 top tens driving for, at one point, Petty Enterprises as Richard Petty’s teammate on the no. 42, and as the King’s replacement due to injury. Paschal also had success in the red, white and blue AMC Javelins, winning a Cup race in ’69. Jim was a short track master, winning only two World 600s on big super speedways.
By the numbers, this looks easy. By the fame, not so much. Leave us your comments.