Daytona countdown: The history of the legendary No. 3 in NASCAR
competed in at least one race in the No. 3 in what is now known as the Sprint Cup Series: Tim Flock, Cotton Owens, Fireball Roberts , Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, Buck Baker, Fred Lorenzen and Dale Earnhardt. Of those nine, Earnhardt
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s who list of NASCAR legends: Buddy Baker (1980), Cale Yarborough (1984 and 1968), Richard Petty (1966) and Fireball Roberts (1962). So Gordon knows he has his work cut out for him in his last Daytona 500 start in the famed No. 24 Hendrick
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title for Joe Gibbs Racing. In 1961, Pontiac won 30 races with a driver lineup that included NASCAR Hall of Fame members Fireball Roberts , Cotton Owens, David Pearson and Junior Johnson. OLDSMOBILE, 115 -- Although Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty had
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From NASCAR Hall of Famer Fireball Roberts winning the first race ever at Atlanta to Alan Kulwicki edging Bill Elliott, Davey Allison and Kyle Petty to clinch to championship there in 1992, to Kevin Harvick's emotionally healing victory in 2001, there have been plenty of memorable moments forged at ...
Former mechanic, engine builder Ray Fox passes away at 96
in World War II, Fox moved to Daytona Beach to work as an auto mechanic. Fox built the engine in the Buick driven by Fireball Roberts , which led the 1955 Daytona Road & Beach Course wire-to-wire. Roberts, however, was disqualified after it was determined
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failed to qualify behind it. You have to go all the way back to 1957. To find a team that swept the road to actually did have four weeks in a row. The Apollo racing wheel drivers Fireball Roberts Barbara and hands and Paul Goldschmidt.did have four weeks in a row. The Apollo racing wheel drivers Fireball Roberts Barbara and hands and Paul Goldschmidt.
Countdown to the Daytona 500: Fun facts about the No. 3 for the hard-core NASCAR fan
competed in at least one race in the No. 3 in what is now known as the Sprint Cup Series: Tim Flock, Cotton Owens, Fireball Roberts , Junior Johnson, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt. Of those seven, Earnhardt, Johnson, Pearson
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honored to have the opportunity. "It reminds me of coming here in 1962 with my father, Bill France Sr. and NASCAR driver Fireball Roberts , who raced a Ferrari here," France said. " And it reminds me of 1976 when my brother Bill France Jr. waved the starting
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a near-fatal crash at Pocono Raceway. To this day, Bobby has no memory of the 1-2 finish with his late son. 4. FIREBALL ROBERTS - Known as NASCAR' s first superstar, Roberts made just 17 starts at Daytona before his tragic death in 1964 after a
Numbers game: 18 days and counting until the Daytona 500
Interestingly, seven NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers have piloted the No. 18 in at least one NASCAR race: Jarrett, Cotton Owens, Fireball Roberts , Cale Yarborough, Herb Thomas, Buck Baker and Tim Flock. The No. 18 by the numbers: Starts, 1,244 Victories