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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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Rick Hendrick Photos Photos: Daytona International Speedway: Day 1

Rick Hendrick Photos Photos - Rick Hendrick stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on February 14, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Daytona International Speedway: Day 1

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Photos Photos: NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Photos Photos - This image has been processed using digital filters.) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. poses for a portrait during NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway

Here's a classic image for our Rusty Wallace fans taken at Daytona International Speedway.