DAYTONA CRASHES PART TWO

Daytona isn’t called the world center of speed for nothing.  The 2.5-mile-long tri-oval has a knack for drama and seems to dole out triumph and tragedy in equal parts.  Check out some of the drama that is Daytona in our follow-up to yesterday’s post.

 
Darrell Waltrip’s practice crash 1990

The early 1990s were not a good time for Waltrip and Daytona.  This grinding practice crash sidelined him until September, and then during the July race in 1991…

The 1989 Pepsi 400 Big One

 The 1989 Pepsi 400 Bigger One

Dave Stacy goes for a swim in Lake Lloyd

Dale Jarrett flips at the 1999 Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt Sr. flips 1997 

This is the infamous crash when, after flipping, Dale Sr. re-fired the car, drove into the pits for repairs and finished the race.  His actions that day inspired the single-coolest racing collectible known to man: