10 Memorable Daytona 500 Moments

Email
Print
Photo: RacingOne/Getty Images

King of crashes (1959)

Richard Petty's No. 43 Pontiac was involved in one of the most horrifying wrecks in the history of a speedway that has been the stage for ... horrifying wrecks. Petty was launched into the fence on Lap 104 and his car rolled along the fenceline, down the front stretch until tumbling back onto the track and disgorging parts as it was rammed by another race car. Petty walked away virtually unharmed except for a temporary vision problem.

More Galleries

Most Recent: Most Popular: Related:
Facebook Twitter Mobile Podcast RSS Tablet Subscribe Get SI to Go using the following services
SI.com
Hot Topics: Washington Wizards Albert Pujols Mock NFL Draft Drake Russell Allen Toronto Raptors
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint