’61 Daytona 500…

Posted: July 4, 2016 in Fotos, Who,What,Where & When...?
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Wes Morgan being carted away from his sick Chevy after a lap 7 contretemps during race 3 of the NASCAR Grand National Series on February 24 1961 Daytona Beach event…

This race was a qualifier for the 500 itself. Fireball Roberts, a NASCAR ace won this 39 lap race in Smokey Yunick’s Pontiac. Checkout Wes’ ‘fireproof nomex’ T-Shirt!

Credit…

Leonard McCombie

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  1. Note the spindly guard rail, which was no match for an out of control car, as Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp demonstrated during the second qualifier for the 500:

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