TIMES HAVE CHANGED SINCE WRITER’S FIRST DAYTONA 500 IN 1987

You might be like me and not remember what you had for lunch yesterday. But, also like me, you probably remember every detail of your first Daytona Speedweeks.I was exposed to auto racing as a fan in 1976 going to numerous weekly short tracks. My first Cup race in person was in 1984 at Pocono. Dover was the second series track I visited 2 years later. My Daytona christening took place in 1987 and to this day I could still write a daily diary for that entire week.My senior year in high school had ...

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STARS SET FOR DAYTONA’S 24-HOUR RACE

Petty, Earnhardt and Allison are names synonymous with Daytona International Speedway. These NASCAR giants have seen Victory Lane at the famed tri-oval multiple times. Haywood, Bell and Gregg are also names associated with Daytona’s Victory Lane. These sports car legends are part of the storied winning lore on the Florida high banks.At the end of January, the stock car and road racing worlds will collide in the 24 Hours of Daytona. This is the crown jewel of the Grand American Series and p ...

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