Daytona Beach NASCAR Race 1958
The Daytona Beach stock car race on the beach, before the current track was
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History of stock car racing, moonshine, muscle cars
I do not claim any ownership over the copyrights to this video. It was
recorded off the TV around 1995 and I have not seen it anywhere since, so I
thought I would share it with the world. This video has not been monetized
and therefore I am not earning revenue from it.
Daytona Grand National Race 1957
A 160 mile beach and road event over a rough course that pitted stock cars
against each other at speeds up to 140 mph. This was when stock car racing
was raw and drivers weren't millionaires.
Vintage Motorcycle Racing Daytona Beach 1949
Video clip from home movies taken in 1949 of motorcycle racing on Daytona
Beach. This was before the construction of the Daytona Speedway and both
auto and cycle racing was done using the beach and highway adjacent to the
beach. Note the lack of homes and condos in 1949. Also note at the end of
the video a cyclist is injured and they have to remove him using a
stretcher. Video courtesy of Mario Levetto.
Caterpillar D9 supports Paver. Cat D8 supports Roller. Hamm DV-8 Double
Steel Drum Roller compacts asphalt. ABG 525 fixed screen paver places
asphalt. Triaxle Dump Truck hauls asphalt. Roadtec 1000 shuttle buggy
transfers asphalt from truck to crane. Link Belt 60 ton hydraulic crane
supports conveyor that feeds asphalt to paver.
NASCAR North Wilkesboro 1990 Controversy
North Wilkesboro Speedway opened its doors on May 18, 1947 to a crowd in
excess of 10,000 people who showed up to see one of the famous Flock
brothers win the race.
On October 16, 1949, North Wilkesboro Speedway held the eighth and final
race of the 1949 NASCAR Strictly Stock Division. At the end of the day
Robert "Red" Byron walked away as the first NASCAR champion
Brett Bodine led most of the spring 1990 race. During a caution the pace
car picked up the wrong leader, which gave Bodine a lap lead. Bodine put on
a set of tires before the error was corrected. He held off Darrell Waltrip
for his only career Winston Cup win.
Largest Crash in NASCAR History
Thanks to Rustyfan for this great capture. In 1960 Daytona Superspeedway
hosted this sportsman race. 68 cars entered into the race, back then there
were a maximum of 68 cars in a superspeedway race. Coming out of turn four
37 cars get into a massive wreck where at least six cars get on their
roofs. Amazingly, evryone walked away from this.
By the way, I am really getting tired of people having arguments that lead
to name calling and slander. If I see a comment that put another member
down or uses any derogatory language, I will delete it and any replies to
it immediately. Also, if you do not like racing or think it is a sport,
that's fine, but at least give some logical thought into a comment that you
post. I will once again delete any comment along the line of "nascar sucks"
or "nascar is for dumb rednecks LOL!!1!1".
All I ask is for some civilized conversation, and not trash talking.