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1962 Daytona 500... Fireball Roberts....

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February 19, 1962

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, February 19, 1962

* NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
* 4th Annual Daytona 500 race
* Fireball Roberts winner
* 1st report

This 40 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page of the sport's section (page 25):

* Daytona 500 Record Set by Roberts

with related photo. (see)

Tells of the 4th ever Daytona 500 race in which driver Fireball Roberts won.

Due to the lack of popularity of NASCAR back then, reporting of these races are either non-existence in most newspapers or are small in comparison of other sports of the time. Nonetheless, still a historic 1st report.

Other news of the day. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The 1962 Daytona 500 was won by Fireball Roberts driving a 1962 Pontiac. Roberts drove his famous number 22 to victory in three hours and 10 minutes. The race was run in its entirety without a single caution flag. Roberts dominated the event by leading 144 of the 200 laps. The win was Roberts' second victory of the season.

Category: The 20th Century

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