Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.
Junior Johnson won the second Daytona 500 by being the first stockcar driver to exploit "drafting". He took advantage of Bobby Johns' misfortune who had a seven second lead with 8 laps to go when the rear window of his Pontiac was sucked out. Johns spun wildly off turn 2, coming to a stop inches from Lake Lloyd as Johnson raced by. Johns still managed to finish 2nd. Tom Pistone and Tommy Herbert were injured in seperate accidents. John Masoni, owner of Johnson's Chevrolet, gave the net earnings to charity saying that he was in racing for fun, not profit.
1960 Daytona 500 ( massive crash Involving 37 Cars)