Checkered Countdown: Top-Five Daytona Finishes

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No.1 First ever NASCAR race broadcasted on tv proves to be memorable (1979).

We all know the story. It was the first time that a 500-mile race was to be broadcasted entirely and live on a national television and in the meantime a major snowstorm forced the inhabitants of many areas of the country to stay at home, increasing the audience. Take these two features and add to them the spectacular finish and the fight between Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers and you get a perfect mix. From that day the idea that people had of NASCAR started developing from the one of simple, southern-minded motorsports to the one of great stuff. Quite a great accomplishment for the organization created by Bill France.