TDIH: February 22, 1970


Driving for Petty Enterprises, Pete Hamilton wins the twelth annual Daytona 500. This was the first career victory for the 1968 Rookie of the Year, it also gave the Plymouth Superbird a win in it’s debut race. Continue reading


TDIH: February 16, 1975


Coming from a 32nd place starting position, Benny Parsons takes the lead on lap 198 en route to winning the 1975 Daytona 500. He would capitalize on a spun and stalled David Pearson, passing him before turn 3 and cruising to victory. Continue reading

TDIH: February 14, 1965


Fred Lorenzen wins the rain-shortened Daytona 500, the first for driver and car owners Holman-Moody. Reduced to 133 laps, ‘Fast’ Freddie would lead the final 15 laps, and hold off a hard charging Marvin Panch for the victory. Continue reading

TDIH: February 7, 1982


Driving in his first race for DiGard Motorsports, Bobby Allison wins the 1982 Busch Clash at Daytona. Starting from 12th place, he would lead the final 16 of 20 laps for the victory, and collect a $50000 prize in the process. Continue reading

TDIH: January 22, 1978


Cale Yarborough begins the 1978 season in style, by winning the Winston Western 500 at Riverside. The ’76 and ’77 Winston Cup champion led 58 laps en route to victory, with Benny Parsons trailing close behind in second. Continue reading

TDIH: January 18, 1976


The 1976 season opened with the Winston Western 500, and with it the start of Roger Penske’s first full season as an owner. This would prove to be the last race for the Penske Matador though, the team switching to Mercury for the remaining 30 races. Continue reading