Hutcherson wins No. 2, Jarrett r-up in loaner

Thursday, June 3, 1965 – Dick Hutcherson collected his second career win and second of the season when he took the checkered flag in the Music City 200 at Nashville (Tenn.) Speedway. The Keokuk, Iowa native finished a lap ahead of Ned Jarrett and J.T. Putney in his No. 29 Holman-Moody Ford.

His first full NASCAR premier series season saw Hutcherson win nine times and finish second in points to Jarrett.

Hutcherson competed in just four races the previous year before running full-time two of three seasons. He was ruled ineligible for Rookie of the Year, however, because he had previously competed for a sanctioning body other than NASCAR. 

Jarrett scored the runner-up finish at Nashville in spite of having to borrow a car to compete. His No. 11 Ford had been destroyed the night before in a crash while en route to the track. Jarret drove a car owned by independent Jabe Thomas.

The race was the first at the speedway to be run under the lights.

Hutcherson retired after the 1967 season and oversaw the Holman-Moody operation that carried David Pearson to championships in 1968-69.

He eventually co-founded the Hutcherson-Pagan organization along with former racer Eddie Pagan. The highly successful company built and repaired race cars and chassis.

Hutcherson twice competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in 1966 with Ronnie Bucknum and again in ’76 with co-drivers Dick Brooks and Marcel Migiot.

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