Richard Petty and David Pearson arrived at Daytona Beach in February of 1976 with some unsettled business.
Defending Daytona 500 champion Pete Hamilton won the first 125-mile qualifier race of ’71 in his new ride, a Plymouth out of Cotton Owens’s shop.
The Hemi Chryslers had dominated the 1964 Daytona Speedweeks, but it was a very different picture when the 1965 event rolled around.
The inaugural Daytona 500 had been a huge success with nary a caution to mar the proceedings, so as the Grand National circuit prepared for their second visit.
Derrike Cope’s Daytona 500 victory was vindicated in June 1990, when he went to victory at Dover, Del.
To those drivers slated to run in the very first Daytona 500, their first glimpse of the brand new speedway must have been awe inspiring. When Bill France Sr. first proposed a 2.5-mile racetrack with high-banked corners, more than a few people scoffed that it would never be built, and some even said it couldn’t …
Before the first Daytona 500 was held at Bill France’s magnificent new superspeedway, NASCAR’s Grand National Division ran on the old beach and road course.
The NASCAR community suffered a second heartbreaking loss with the death of 65-year-old former Cup champion and award-winning broadcaster Benny Parsons after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Parsons’s death early Tuesday comes just a little over a week of the news that veteran NASCAR driver and former Craftsman Truck Series champion Bobby Hamilton Sr. …
On August 20, 1994, NASCAR nearly lost Ernie Irvan to a horrific crash at Michigan. Irvan doesn’t remember the crash that day.
I decided to compare Jimmie Johnson’s 2006 NASCAR championship campaign with some of the greatest championship seasons of all-time to see where it stacks up.
The facts on record are the event. Chad Knaus was caught breaking the rules. His team’s driver, Jimmie Johnson, won the Daytona 500.
Since the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup season has come to an end, it’s now time to write its legacy in the history books. The way this season’s chapter will be penned should pleasure some, disappoint others… and make the rest downright mad. But, however you slice it, it’s time for a look back in this …