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Daytona, 1958: Race on the Beach

September 4, 2016

” … action-packed 165-mile convertible race on the sand that lasted 1.5-hours. The cars were limited to a single four-barrel carburetor that allowed top speeds of 130 m.p.h on the straightaways and 60-70 m.p.h. in the turns.

Curtis Turner won the hard fought race while setting an average speed of 99 m.p.h. and received $4000 for his efforts piloting a 1958 Ford. Lee Petty finished in second place in his Oldsmobile, and Joe Weatherly took third in his Ford.”

“A Time of Change – The Last Daytona Race on the Beach and the First 500 on the New Speedway,” The Old Motor

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