This Week in Racing History (February 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker February 19 Darrell Waltrip runs out of gas but coasts to victory in the Daytona 500 NASCAR stockcar race (1989). February 20 A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA ...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

February 19
Darrell Waltrip runs out of gas but coasts to victory in the Daytona 500 NASCAR stockcar race (1989).

February 20
A.J. Foyt wins the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1972).

February 21
F1 and Can-Am racer Peter Gethin born (1940).

February 22
The inaugural NASCAR Daytona 500 stockcar race is won by Lee Petty when he edges out Johnny Beauchamp by only 2 feet (1959).

February 23
Richard Petty leads 184 of 200 laps on his way to victory in the sixth NASCAR Daytona 500 at (1964).

February 24
Malcolm Campbell drives his Bluebird to a One-Mile Land Speed Record of 253.96 MPH on the sand of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1932).


February 25
Cale Yarborough beats LeeRoy Yarbrough by one second to win the NASCAR Daytona 500 (1968).

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Series History
Drivers Darrell Waltrip , Richard Petty , Peter Gethin , A.J. Foyt , Cale Yarborough , Lee Petty