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We promised it last month, and today we deliver: the 1974 Fair Stock 150 was the one USAC Stock Car race won by Bobby Unser in the fabled #71 K&K Insurance Agency Dodge. Bobby Isaac is likely the best-known driver of the car to most race fans, as he dominated the NASCAR circuit in the car, but the pairing of K&K and Unser turned out to be a perfect match for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which they won together on July 4 before embarking on a four-race oval campaign.
Though the pairing combined for two poles, three podiums, and 297 laps led on the ovals, this was the only one of those races that resulted in a victory. Unser beat Don White, Dick Trickle, Norm Nelson, and Bay Darnell, as five drivers managed lead-lap finishes in this race.
This article is part of my series of posts intended to help preserve the history of USAC’s Stock Car championship that ran from 1956-1984. If you are the owner of the program linked above and would like for it to be taken down, please email me: metalfuelandrubber at gmail dot com