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SPEED WEEK SCHEDULE (February 15 through 22)
Kenneth Rudeen
February 16, 1959
SUNDAY: Flying mile beach runs for experimental (i.e., highly modified) cars and pickup trucks; finals of $5,000 Pure Oil Co. economy run, at Daytona International Speedway (preliminary eliminations Feb. 12, 13).
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February 16, 1959

Speed Week Schedule (february 15 Through 22)

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SUNDAY: Flying mile beach runs for experimental (i.e., highly modified) cars and pickup trucks; finals of $5,000 Pure Oil Co. economy run, at Daytona International Speedway (preliminary eliminations Feb. 12, 13).

MONDAY: Flying mile beach runs, prestige class ( Cadillac Eldorados, Chrysler Imperials, Lincoln Continentals); NASCAR driving-skill tests (speedway).

TUESDAY: Flying mile beach runs, Big Three class (Chevrolets, Fords, Plymouths), automatic transmission, single carburetor, production camshaft.

WEDNESDAY: Flying mile beach runs, standard production passenger cars and station wagons, primarily for optimum-performance 1959 models.

THURSDAY: One-way acceleration runs, standard production passenger cars and wagons, on the beach.

FRIDAY: Antique car races, noon; 100-mile NASCAR Grand National race (for closed stock cars), 2 p.m.; 100-mile convertible race, 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY: 200-mile NASCAR modified-sportsman race, 2 p.m.; 25-mile consolation race for Friday's poorest performers, 4:15 p.m.

SUNDAY: 500-mile NASCAR Sweepstakes, for 64 late-model closed cars and convertibles, 12:30 p.m. Purse $60,160.

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