Own 50 years of the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, on this 5 DVD set!
Travel back in time to experience history in the making with never before released footage of the early years. Jump into the fast lane and relive the thrills of recent wheel-to-wheel duels.
Each DVD is a collection of 10** individual videos, which have been created to showcase the Daytona 500 races, year by year. This special collector's DVD set includes, the races, the drivers, the crashes and the stories that made them great.
Disc One -
1959 through 1968
Experience the beginning of the Daytona 500 and the first generation of NASCAR families. Lee Petty's photo finish victory in the inaugural race, Fireball Roberts' spectacular win in front of the hometown crowd, victories by great names in racing like Junior Johnson, Tiny Lund and Mario Andretti, Cale Yarborough's one-second victory in '68 and Richard Petty's first two wins, you will have it all. This is where the traditions were born.
Disc Two -
1969 through 1978
Watch as traditions continue into a new era. Sponsorship from auto manufacturers gives way to bigger advertising deals and more money. Modernization creates faster cars with more horsepower and better aerodynamics. New drivers, like Pete Hamilton, burst onto the scene and familiar names, like Petty and Allison, establish dynasties. Be there as Richard Petty wins his record third, fourth and fifth Daytona 500s.
Disc Three -
1979 through 1988
Record speeds, restrictor plates, risky decisions and repeat champions are all part of this decade. Experience the fastest 500 in history, Buddy Baker's 1980 race, the close competition of restrictor plate racing and back-to-back wins by Cale Yarborough. This disk also includes the amazing gamble Richard Petty took in '81, to win his seventh victory and the agony of his worst crash in '88.
Disc Four -
1989 through 1998
Relive the excitement of the next generation of Daytona 500 drivers. Davey Allison's win in '92, Jeff Gordon's 5th place finish his rookie year and win in '97, Dale Jarrett's victories in '93 and '96 and Sterling Marlin's back-to-back wins in '94 and '95, are all included on this disk. Plus, after two decades of near-misses, finishing 2nd four times, be part of the celebration as Dale Earnhardt finally gets his wins in the '98 Daytona 500.
Disc Five -
1999 through 2008**
The recent history of the Daytona 500 is forever entwined with the crash and subsequent death of Dale Earnhardt on the last lap of the 2001 race. This disk includes that race and the 2004 victory by his son Dale Earnhardt, Jr. In addition, you will get Jeff Gordon's wins in '99 and '05, Michael Waltrip's wins in '01 and '03 and the spectacular 2007 race with the closest finish since the first Daytona 500 in 1959. This is a rare opportunity to own an important piece of racing history.