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Two-time USAC Stock Car champion Don White scored one of his record 53 series wins in the 1969 Governor’s Cup 250, one of four Milwaukee Mile races on the calendar that season. White, the only driver to win twice at the track in 1969, kicked off a streak of three victories in eight days when he led 165 laps to win the event from the pole. Brothers Bobby and Al Unser placed second and third, while Terry Nichels and Bobby Wawak would complete the top five.
1969 was the last of eight consecutive seasons where White finished in the top three of USAC Stock Car points. The 1963 and 1967 title winner placed third in the final standings that year, behind only Roger McCluskey and AJ Foyt. In this race, Foyt finished sixth, six laps down, and led two laps; McCluskey finished seventh, eight laps down, and led 30 laps.
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