From The Vault: The last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500

Over the decades upon decades of NASCAR racing, There have been many memorable ...

Over the decades upon decades of NASCAR racing, There have been many memorable moments that have been made from last minute passes to “the big one” to wins that were simply hard earned and well deserved that you couldn’t help but love and be happy for the driver behind the wheel.

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This time, we take a pretty far trip back that showcases one of the most memorable moments in NASCAR history to a time where rubbing was racing and drivers really got passionate about their sport. Seeing something like this really brings out the inner fan in you!

The year in question is 1979 and we check out the biggest race of them all in the Daytona 500 and this one would have a fair share of heart-warming moments along with crashes and even a little bit of fighting thrown into the mix for good measure as Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough jocked for position and got tangled up in a wreck, allowing for Richard Petty to scoop up victory!

Check out the video below that shows this up and down roller coaster ride of epic proportions that will really make you appreciate the way that things were in the old days. Be sure to tell us what you think of this classic moment in history that is the last lap of the Daytona 500 and will now be able to be relived over and over again until your heart’s content.

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