NASCAR Moments...

Driver Johnny Mantz wins the inaugural Southern 500 on Sept. 9, 1950. This was the first 500 mile stock car race ever held...

Cars rumble down the front stretch at Darlington Raceway Sept. 9, 1950, during the inaugural running of the Southern 500...

Following a crash at the 1979 Daytona 500, Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough debate who was at fault...

Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough engage in a fistfight following a last lap crash in the 1979 Daytona 500...

Adam Petty prepares for NASCAR’s premiere series at the Texas Motor Speedway April 23, 2000. Tragically, Petty was killed a few weeks later...

Davey Allison and his father Bobby Allison at the 1988 Daytona 500. Bobby would win the race, while son Davey finished second...

Ricky Craven and Kurt Busch exchange sheet metal as they cross the finish line at Darlington Raceway March 18, 2003...

Dale Earnhardt Jr., son of the legendary NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, celebrates in victory lane at Daytona Int. Speedway July 7, 2001...

David Pearson relaxes prior to the start of the 1976 Daytona 500. He later captures his only win in the Daytona 500...

Lee Petty (# 42) and Johnny Beauchamp (#73) cross the finish line at the inaugural Daytona 500 Feb. 22, 1959...

Dale Earnhardt celebrates his 76th career victory at Talladega Superspeedway Oct. 15, 2000. This was to be Earnhardt's final win...

NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt sits patiently in his car during events leading up to the 1998 Daytona 500...

Dale Earnhardt celebrates his Daytona 500 victory Feb. 15, 1998. His win is still considered one the greatest moments in NASCAR history...

Paul Goldsmith races down the famous beach during qualifying for the 1958 Daytona Beach race...

Cars race through the north turn of the world famous Daytona Beach for the final time Feb. 23, 1958...

Dollar bills rain down as Jeff Gordon celebrates his victory in the Southern 500 Aug. 31, 1997...

Jeff Gordon holds the championship trophy over his head Atlanta Motor Speedway in November of 1998. It was Gordon's third championship in four years...

Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick cross the finish line side by side at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 11, 2001...

NASCAR drivers take the green flag at the inaugural running of the Brickyard 400 Aug. 6, 1994...

Dale Jarrett reacts to his victory in the 1993 Daytona 500 as his father Ned Jarrett called the race from the broadcast booth on live television...

Alan Kulwicki hoists the championship trophy over his head at Atlanta Motor Speedway Nov. 15, 1992...

Driver Lee Petty relaxes against his famous #42 during events leading up to the 1959 Daytona 500. He would win the race after a photo finish...

Dale Earnhardt and his son Dale Earnhardt Jr. share an intimate moment while preparing for a race...

Richard Petty’s famous #43 sits wrecked in the infield just 100 yards short of the finish line on the final lap of the 1976 Daytona 500...

NASCAR legend and seven-time champion Richard Petty waves to the crowd at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in November of 1992...

Three-time NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip celebrates his 1989 Daytona 500 victory...

A pitstop during the running of the first Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway 1950...

Driver Adam Petty races around Texas Motor Speedway, becoming the first fourth generation athlete in American sports history...

Adam Petty and his father, Kyle, address the media at Texas Motor Speedway...

Ricky Craven holds the trophy over his head following a fender-banging finish at Darlington Raceway in 2003...

Second generation driver Davey Allison sits in his car prior to qualifying at the 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway...

David Pearson stands in victory lane following the fantastic finish in the 1976 Daytona 500...

Fans pay tribute to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt following his death in February 2001...

Jeff Gordon pits his car during the inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August 1994...

Driver Janet Guthrie makes history by starting in the 1977 Daytona 500, the first female driver to do so...

Indiana native Jeff Gordon celebrates his win in the inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

Johnny Beauchamp celebrates following the photo finish in the 1959 Daytona 500. Photos later revealed that Lee Petty had actually won the race...

Driver Kevin Harvick steps into the #29 Goodwrench Chevy for the first time, following the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt...

Kevin Harvick holds three fingers out the window in honor of Dale Earnhardt following his win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March 2001...

Kyle Petty receives a kiss from his wife, Pattie, following his first career win at the Richmond Fairgrounds Raceway in 1986...

NASCAR champion Ned Jarrett poses next to his car prior to a race in 1966...

Richard Petty next to the famous #43 during the 1967 season. Petty won a record 27 races that year...

Richard Petty celebrates his historic 200th win at Daytona International Speedway in July 1984...

Steve Park celebrates his win at Rockingham in February 2001, the first race after the death of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Park's team owner...

Steve Park acknowledges his fallen team owner following his win at Rockingham in 2001...

Wendell Scott became the only African-American to win a NASCAR race after he captured the checkered flag in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1963...

 

 

This page was last updated on 12/04/14.