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

Danica Patrick Photos Photos - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick 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

Danica Patrick Photos Photos: NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway

Danica Patrick Photos Photos - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick 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

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Daytona International Speedway Adjustable Hat - Black

Daytona International Speedway Adjustable Hat - Black

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NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt (center) and Bobby Allison (right) and Earnhardt's wife, Teresa, stand near the race cars during opening ceremonies for the 1986 Firecracker 400 on July 4, 1986 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt (center) and Bobby Allison (right) and Earnhardt's wife, Teresa, stand near the race cars during opening ceremonies for the 1986 Firecracker 400 on July 4, 1986 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

There Were Good Crowds at Daytona International Speedway

There Were Good Crowds at Daytona International Speedway

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