This weekend Speedweeks in Daytoan begins with the running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. We will be bringing you live photos and video from the track this weekend and more about the excitment of the event next week. Arguably, the Daytona 500 is the big event for most racers. If you are a NASCAR fan the big event is now just weeks away.
Back in 1968 and 1969 it was a special time at the Speedway. The aero cars were just comming into their own. In 1968 the new Ford sportback Fairlane and Mercury Cyclone introduced a new shape that could cut through the air with fewer horsepower. Today the smallest inperfection in a car’s shape can make it uncompetivie but back then a small improvement in air flow over the body could easily send the car into the lead.
Watch the video below to see what it was like that year in racing at Daytona. To get your own diecast model of the Cale Yarborough, David Pearson or Lee Roy Yarbrough cars visit our Online Store.