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Daytona 500 - 1959
Date: 2/22/1959 Album ID: 1143422
Images from the Daytona 500, February 22, 1959.
Racing convertibles during the first Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway February 22, 1959, are Shorty Rollins, No. 99, leading Richard Petty, No. 43, and Marvin Panch, No. 98. (N-J File)
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Lee Petty wins the inaugural Daytona 500 in February, 1959. (Photo by Tippen Davidson)
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Lee Petty reading the News-Journal while waiting the results of the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959. It was a photo finish with Johnny Beauchamp, but after three days Petty was declared the winner. (News-Journal file)
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Lee Petty receives a phone call from Bill France, Sr., telling him that he has been declared the winner of the first Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway February 22, 1959. He was in a photo finish with Johnny Beauchamp that took 61 hours to decide. (N-J file)
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Front page of the Daytona Beach News-Journal after the first Daytona 500, declaring Lee Petty the winner. The paper is dated February 26, 1959. (N-J file)
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