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Most famous Daytona 500... Nascar fight...

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February 19, 1979

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1979

* Famous Daytona 500 race
* Petty wins... Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough's famous fight

The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a banner headline:

"Petty Wins Daytona After Leaders Crash on Last Lap"

with photos of the crash and Richard Petty. (see) Coverage continues on a following page with photo of the infamous fight. 1st report coverage of the 1979 Daytona 500 in which Bobby Allison & Cale Yarborough collided on the last lap and then confronted each other live on TV. Critics consider the 1979 Daytona 500 to be the most important race in stock car history. NASCAR would significantly rise in popularity due to this race.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, never bound, minor foxing on the front page, otherwise very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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