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Greatest Daytona 500 finish... David Pearson...

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February 16, 1976

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 16, 1976 

* Best Daytona 500 finish 
* Richard Petty & David Pearson 
* NASCAR - stock car racing

The sport's section (page 16) has a two column headline: "Pearson, After Crash With Petty, Is Victor" with photo of the famous crash just short of the finish line. (see photos) 1st report coverage on the 1976 Daytona 500 in which Richard Petty and David Pearson wrecked each other on the last corner. Pearson limped across the finish line in 1st place. Many consider this to be the greatest finish in NASCAR history.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 36 pages, never bound, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century