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100 Years of Racing

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1903-1919 | 1920-1929 | 1930-1949 | 1950-1969 | 1970-present

1920-1929

That Was Then

Sig Haugdahl´s record run of 180.27 mph in 1922 was declared unofficial because it wasn´t sanctioned by the American Automobile Association, but Haugdahl made his mark 14 years later when he designed the first beach/road course at Daytona Beach.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

That Was Then

Frank Lockhart was just 26 when he took his shot at the land speed record in 1928. His first attempt ended with the Stutz Black Hawk wrecked in the surf.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

That Was Then

Frank Lockhart´s first attempt at the land speed record ended with the Stutz Black Hawk wrecked in the surf. Six weeks later, the rebuilt Black Hawk crashed again, this time killing Lockhart.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

That Was Then

Sir Malcolm Campbell, set to rewrite speed history, first brought his Bluebird here to race in 1928.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

That Was Then

Lee Bible, a local mechanic with a little short-track experience, was tabbed by car owner J.M. White in 1929 to pilot the monstrous Triplex.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

That Was Then

With little time behind the wheel, Bible lost control of the car at about 200 mph, leaving behind a twisted heap of metal that claimed the lives of Bible and a photographer.
(Photo: The News-Journal)

Special Report: 100 YEARS OF RACING
Traveling a long way from establishing land speed records, automobile racing has taken a different turn. Now, due west of the sands where racing began, sleek-bodied stock cars race on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.

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