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 18, 1962


After a blown engine ended his day a year earlier, Fireball Roberts returned in 1962 to win the Daytona 500 in commanding fashion. He would lead 144 of 200 laps, and cross the line nearly 30 seconds ahead of Richard Petty. Continue reading

Johnny wins and Petty grins


After 500 miles on the freshly laid Daytona asphalt, Johnny Beauchamp wins in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history. But then again, he didn’t. Lee Petty did. Continue reading