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For the second time in the 1974 USAC Stock Car season, star driver Butch Hartman walked away with a victory at the Milwaukee Mile when he won the Fair Stock 200. Hartman, in the midst of his fourth consecutive championship season, Hartman only led 19 laps in a race dominated by Bobby Unser in the famed #71 K&K Insurance Agency Dodge. Unser, who had won the first Milwaukee race of the week three days prior, led 153 of 200 laps, but had to settle for third place behind Dick Trickle.
The race represented the final time that Unser would drive for K&K owner Nord Krauskopf, as drivers wrapped up the busiest week of the season. They’d go from Milwaukee on Thursday to the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Saturday before returning to Milwaukee for a Sunday show. 1974 was the final year of this four-year arrangement; in 1975, the Illinois race would move to the week after the Milwaukee shows, as had been the case in 1970 and earlier.
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