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1960 Daytona 500... Junior Johnson...

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February 15, 1960

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, February 15, 1960 

* NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing 
* 2nd Annual Daytona 500 race 
* Junior Johnson winner - 1st report

This 38 page newspaper has a two column headline at the bottom of the front page of the sport's section (page 25): "N. Carolina Driver Wins Daytona '500'" with related photo. (see)

Tells of the 2nd ever Daytona 500 race in which driver Junior Johnson 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. Light browning wwith little margin wear, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The 1960 Daytona 500 was won by Junior Johnson driving a 1959 Chevrolet. Johnson drove the number 27 to victory in just over four hours after starting in the 9th position.[1] Johnson took the lead with nine laps remaining when Bobby Johns spun, and Johnson went on to win the race. The win was Johnson's first victory of the season. It was also known as being the slowest 500-mile race in history.

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