Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Daytona International Speedway

Now, I am not a NASCAR fan, but . . . 
On February 22, 1959, Daytona International Speedway hosted the first Daytona 500. The posted awards for the "500-Mile International Sweepstakes" totaled $67,760. A field of 59 cars took the green flag for the start of the 200-lap race. A crowd of 41,000 was on hand to witness the beginning of another chapter in the history of racing in Daytona.
Wikipedia has a lot to say about Daytona. Click here to read more.

1 comment:

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Oh how fun!!! You're in sunny Florida. Keep the great pics coming.

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