Milkman you bringing him up revived my memory some what. Unlike today, over half of the field back then, were independents. Like, Freddy Fryar, James Hylton, Jimmy Spencer, Ronnie Thomas, Buddy Arrington, Tiny Lund, Wendell Scott and Neil Castles. They built their cars, with used parts from the factory teams. Most of them had very little money, and most of them had day jobs, to help them get by. They hauled their Car behind pick up trucks on an open trailer. At most they would have one set of tires, plus a few that got handed down to them, from the Big money team, that had a few laps on them. They could not afford to wreck their car, because in a lot of cases, it was the only one they had, so even if they had a good running car, they tended to stay out of the way, and try to finish a race rather than win it. Many times when one of them were down to their last few dollars, they would get their paycheck and find out the Bill France Sr had put a couple of hundred buck extra in the envelope. Another source of income, was doing some testing for the factory teams. Things have changed a lot since those days.