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Events on this day

Interesting and notable events from the history of motor sport.

1952 Daytona Beach NASCAR Grand National Race on the beach and road course, won by Marshall Teague in a Hudson Hornet....read more

1957 New Smyrna Beach Speed Week feature race won by Paul Goldsmith in a factory entered race-prepared Corvette...read more

1959 Marshall Teague sets a then unofficial closed course speed record of 171.821 mph. He died the next day in a qualifying run.

1962 2nd American Challenge Cup at Daytona Beach, Florida, won by Fireball Roberts

1963 Daytona Beach, Florida. The 10 lap NASCAR Race of Champions won by Fred Lorenzen in a Ford at an average speed of 163.29 mph.

Passed away on this day

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