Key dates in Goodyear Racing history, Feb. 9-15

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers Feb. 11, 1962 -- Dan Gurney wins the first Daytona Continental, the forerunner to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in his ...

Key Dates in Goodyear Racing History
Highlighting the accomplishments of Goodyear engineers and Goodyear-equipped racers

Feb. 11, 1962 -- Dan Gurney wins the first Daytona Continental, the forerunner to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, in his Goodyear-shod Lotus-Climax. The race is a three-hour event.

Feb. 12, 1919 -- Ralph De Palma, driving a Packard equipped with Goodyear tires, covers the measured mile at a world record speed of 149.875 mph at Daytona Beach, Fla.

Feb. 13, 1976 -- Benny Parsons wins the International Race of Champions event at Daytona International Speedway, but A.J. Foyt captures the series title and becomes the first to do so without winning a race.

Feb. 14, 1960 -- Junior Johnson becomes the first driver to win the Daytona 500 on Goodyear tires.

Feb. 14, 1974 -- Mark Donohue clinches the first International Race of Champions title by winning at Daytona International Speedway.

Feb. 14, 1975 -- Bobby Unser wins arguably the best International Race of Champions race ever contested when he edges A.J. Foyt by two feet on the road course at Daytona International Speedway.

Feb. 14, 1982 -- Bobby Allison wins his second Daytona 500.

Feb. 14, 1988 -- Bobby Allison wins the Daytona 500. The victory comes exactly six years after Allison's first Daytona 500 victory.

Feb. 14, 1993 -- Dale Jarrett wins his first Daytona 500.

Feb. 14, 1999 -- Jeff Gordon wins his first Daytona 500.

Feb. 15, 1981 -- Richard Petty wins his seventh Daytona 500.

Feb. 15, 1987 -- Bill Elliott wins his second Daytona 500.

Feb. 15, 1998 -- Dale Earnhardt finally wins the Daytona 500.

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Series History
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Dale Jarrett , Dan Gurney , Bobby Unser , Richard Petty , Benny Parsons , Junior Johnson , Bobby Allison , A.J. Foyt , Mark Donohue