Monday, June 7, 2010

February 22, 1959 Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500 defeating Johnny Beauchamp while golfers enjoyed the sunny day across the highway. Petty received $19,050 for winning.
Par 3 had been open for around 2½ years. The golfers paid $1.50 each to play all day.

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Original scorecard from 1956:

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