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#96 – Bill Gardner (Part 2) on The Scene Vault

In the second installment of our interview with DiGard Racing owner Bill Gardner, we discuss the crushing disappointment of losing out on the 1979 Winston Cup championship; the on-again, off-again relationship with Buddy Parrott; Darrell Waltrip’s departure from the team; the 1982 “Bumper-gate” controversy; Bobby Allison’s 1983 Winston Cup championship; and a sugar residue that was discovered in Allison’s fuel cell at Riverside in that year’s season finale. Hosts Rick Houston and Steve Waid also take a long look into the November 19, 1981 issue of Grand National Scene. The week’s paper featured coverage of Neil Bonnett’s win at Atlanta in front of Ford officials; Ford’s return to the sport; Harry Melling buying Bill Elliott’s family owned operation; and features on Dale Earnhardt’s move from Richard Childress Racing to Bud Moore Engineering and James “Tweetie” Hylton Jr.

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