Danny Ongais 1981 Indy 500 HUGE CRASH
Danny Ongais slams nearly head-on into the Turn 3 wall and explodes on the 64th lap of the 1981 Indy 500. He was nearly completely exposed, and was critically injured, but recovered from injuries to race in later races, including the Indy 500.
"Get out and beat his a@#!" A rival puts Burt Myers in the wall.
Another one of the unreleased promos we got our grubby little hands on. In this clip, Burt Myers bumps a driver in a turn so he can get by, and the other driver is waiting for revenge on the next lap. Burt gets shoved into the wall in a serious way and the crews want a fight. Ahhhh good ole Bowman Gray :) Check it out!
Danny Bagwell Flips Violently At Daytona 1999 LIVE
5 laps to go. It's very unclear how Danny got upside down originally but you can see the destruction as the car just tumbles along. I'm saying he got loose coming off of turn 4, got sideways and the grip just sent the car over. It's happened many times.
Phil Finney Huge Crash At Daytona 1980
Bored so I'm gonna post an excellent cap by Wildturnip. This wreck happened at the "end" of the Firecracker 400. He was okay but such an amazing wreck it deserves to be saved on youtube.
Daytona 500, 1960, 2nd Ever Running at the Speedway
This is a film clip taken from a reel-to-reel project that I produced for an outside family that happened to attend the 2nd ever running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The quality is not that great - but it is in color, which is quite unique for the day and age in which this footage was shot (the family was wealthy and actually flew their own plane to Daytona).
Besides watching for the guy picking his nose in the middle of the video, things to look for are the early days of the original Tower at the Tri-Oval, the clear view of the backstretch from the main grandstand, the infield void of the garages, the proximity of the grandstands to the fence, and of course, the cars.
I'm sure there is a list of the drivers in this race somewhere on the internet, but I didn't hunt it down. Might be fun to find if you want to match the few car numbers to the driver name.
The Blue Angels performed prior to the race start too.
This is a very nostalgic look at the early start of Nascar.
DEC 2008 REVISION: To those of you who think this is NOT the Daytona 500, let me direct your attention to this line up: http://www.racing-reference.info/race?s=2&series=W&id=1960-05 At 1:01 of this clip, you will see #22 Fireball Ball Roberts enter the frame at the #3 starting position. There is no more credible proof than that!