Fireball Roberts and his Pontiac were the class of the field at Daytona in 1962, propelled by the skills of crew chief Smokey Yunick. Watch them crush the field in this original 1962 newsreel. Continue reading
REVISED AND EXPANDED – Here’s familiar photo from the GM media archives featuring Smokey Yunick on the pit wall at the 1962 Daytona 500. There’s a lot going on here, so let’s take a closer look. Continue reading
Few remember who won the 1979 Daytona 500, but everyone remembers the fistfight at the end. As an appetizer for this weekend’s Daytona classic, here’s a short video with crash footage and interviews of the combatants. -photo courtesy NASCAR.com Continue reading
Exactly 30 days from now, the green flag waves at the 2013 Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup season is on. See what we did here? Read on for more history on the number 30 in stock car racing.