TDIH: February 25, 1956


Curtis Turner captures the first win in NASCAR’s Convertible Division, driving a 1956 Ford Sunliner to easy victory on Daytona Beach. Leading the final 34 of 39 laps, he would finish one lap up on second place, his teammate Fireball Roberts. Continue reading


TDIH: February 17, 1957


Cotton Owens leads all but nine laps on the soft Daytona sand, en route to his first career Grand National victory. Starting the day in third, he would pilot his Pontiac Chieftain to an average speed of 101.541, the fastest ever on the beach. Continue reading

TDIH: February 11, 1951


Marshall Teague wins his first career race in the 1951 opener, held at the Daytona Beach & Road Course. He would lead the final 12 laps, en route to giving the Hudson Hornet its first NASCAR victory. Continue reading