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22/02/1959 Inaugural Daytona 500 car race

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1959 Daytona 500

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1959 Nascar Daytona 500

The Inaugural Daytona 500 was the 1st race held at the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway. The officially declared winner of the race was Lee Petty. Petty was followed by Johnny Beauchamp and Charley Griffith. The race was attended by 135,521 spectators.
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    • Race report