The 50th Daytona 500


I want to tell you all that this past weekend was outstanding!!   It was the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 500 and I was very fortunate to be in attendance.There was an extraordinary amount of activiities and pageantry leading up to Sunday’s race.   On Thursday there was the Dual Gatorade 150’s qualifiying races that were wery exciting to watch.   The results sets the starting order  for the Daytona 500.

Friday evening was the Silverado 250 for the Craftsman Truck Series.   It was a very cool night race that is always a shootout!   Then Saturday afternoon the Nationwide Series ran an exciting 300 mile race.

But Sunday was  THE 50TH DAYTONA 500!!!!!   All the past 500 winners gathered and were honored on the main stage in front of the finish line prior to the start of the race.   There was names like Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Marvin Panch, Buddy Baker, Freddy Lorenzen, David Pearson, Jeff Gordon,Geoffy Bodine, Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Allison, the names go on and on!!!!!    I had to pinch myself, I was there with all these legends of NASCAR!!!!!  

The Speedway was filled with electicity!!!!   I was sooooo excited to be a part of such a historical event, me and 250,000 of my closest red neck friends!!!!

Anyway here are the results from Sunday’s race.


1.     CAROLYN—————3


3.     KAREN——————9




7.     LYNETTE—————10

8.     SCOTT—————–13

9.     JIM——————–27



12.   RICHARD————-39



6 Replies to “The 50th Daytona 500”

  1. Sounds like you had fun Capt… What a great race to attend. Wish I could have been there too.
    Daytona is exciting. Glad you were able to make it.


  2. Where did you pinch yourself? Are you sure it was YOU that you pinched? Please confirm the points again I believe there might be at least One error.

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