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1968 Daytona 500

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.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check our our page) As long as it has four wheels on it I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife Katriana is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out with our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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