10 Memorable Daytona 500 Moments

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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.

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