As promised, weve dusted off the second half of our vintage NASCAR footage for the internet masses. This time, the Charger 500 racers head to the Charlotte 600 to do battle with the rest of the heavy metal from Detroit. Well warn you; this footage isnt for the squeamish. With the Dodge team fighting hard for the lead, theres plenty of wrinkled sheet metal and unconventional bodywork. Lets just say no one wants to see anyone take a sledgehammer to a 1969 Dodge Charger 500.
To us, these races represent some of the best moments in NASCAR history. With those big-body cars fighting around the track with huge displacement engines, its the kind of spectacle we arent likely to see ever again. The season in the footage weve uploaded would later see the wild Charger Daytona hit the scene with its long nose and massive rear wing. That race car would go on to change NASCAR forever but in these races, the Charger 500 looks nearly identical to the car anyone could pick up from the dealer down the street. It just doesnt get any cooler. Take a look at the footage to see what we mean, and be sure to check out the first half if you missed it earlier this week.