FIRST DAYTONA 500 ON THIS DATE IN 1959

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The 1959 First Annual 500 Mile NASCAR International Sweepstakes held at
Daytona (now known as the 1959 inaugural Daytona 500) was the second
race of the 1959 NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) season. It was
held in front of 41,921 spectators and was the first race held at the 2.5-mile
(4.0 kilometer) Daytona International Speedway.The winner of the race was 
Lee Petty (shown above) driving the #42 car,a 1959 Oldsmobile. He is the  
father of Richard Petty,“The King”, who become NASCAR’s all-time winner.

500 mile sweepstakes
A photo of a spin out on the track

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