Bonnett started racing in NASCAR about the same
time as his very close friend Dale Earnhardt. By
1977, Bonnet was a top driver in his Harry
Hyde/Stacy 77 Charger.
1978, the team switched over to the Magnum and
like Petty -- the team was having problems being
competitive in the Magnum. Midway through the
season Hyde filed a suit against Stacy -- and
the judge impounded the three Magnums. Bonnett
finished out the season racing in a Chevy rented
from another team.