Tom Cannon's '70 Challenger T/A had a memorable debut at Bristol. During one of his early runs, a piece of Mallory metal came out of the crank and punched a hole in the side of his oil pan. Cannon noticed the smoke and immediately pulled to the side of the track and shut the car off. Unfortunately, the steering wheel locked and Cannon ended up brushing the wall. The body damage was minor and a quick trip to a local welder had Cannon back on the track, where he qualified seventh in the F.A.S.T. class with a 12.32 ET.