The year was 1962, and the Daytona International Speedway was barely three years old. NASCAR and DIS president Mr. William France Sr. was oddly intrigued by diminutive sports racers and wished to have his newly built track brought into the limelight on the world stage.  As such, he requested that Daytona be the first round of that year’s World Sportscar Championship. Eventual winner Dan Gurney waits for the checkers to fall with a failed engine

The year was 1962, and the Daytona International Speedway was barely three years old. NASCAR and DIS president Mr. William France Sr. was oddly intrigued by diminutive sports racers and wished to have his newly built track brought into the limelight on the world stage. As such, he requested that Daytona be the first round of that year’s World Sportscar Championship. Eventual winner Dan Gurney waits for the checkers to fall with a failed engine

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TRACK FACTS: Stewart-Haas Racing, our drivers and Daytona International Speedway

TRACK FACTS: Stewart-Haas Racing, our drivers and Daytona International Speedway

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Daytona International Speedway Panoramic Picture - Daytona 500 Panorama - Unframed $29.95

Daytona International Speedway Panoramic Picture - Daytona 500 Panorama - Unframed $29.95

Daytona International Speedway Panoramic Picture - Daytona 500 Panorama - Standard Frame $99.95

Daytona International Speedway Panoramic Picture - Daytona 500 Panorama - Standard Frame $99.95

Tony Stewart (20) flies upside down aftter crashing into Robbie Gordon (4) during the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon Feb. 18, 2001 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Tony Stewart (20) flies upside down aftter crashing into Robbie Gordon (4) during the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon Feb. 18, 2001 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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