10 Memorable Daytona 500 Moments

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Snap judgment (1959)

The first Daytona 500 set a high bar for drama. Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp battled to the finish line -- with the lapped Joe Weatherly above them -- in a race too close to call, although Beauchamp celebrated what he thought was a win. Days later, NASCAR officials discovered -- after viewing a still of just-developed news reel footage -- that Petty had actually nosed the finish line first and was declared the winner.


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