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The Daytona 500 is considered one of the most important stages of the famous NASCAR racing in America. This year, this racetrack celebrates its 50th birthday. Let’s take a look at the milestones in the past half century!
In the early years, the Daytona 500 was not as beautiful as it is today, but there were quite a few traps. Built back to the mainland, about a few kilometers from the famous beach on the beach, the new race track had high banks.
They allow the rider to safely run at maximum speed without worrying about being thrown off the track. The most memorable event in Daytona in 1979 is probably the collision on the track, between Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison.
However, it is quite regrettable that a continuous accident caused no less than 21 racing cars to crash and seriously damage. The accident happened in the third lap, Matt DiBenedetto’s racing car was hit by the racing car Paul Menard from behind, leading to loss of control.
Immediately afterwards, DiBenedetto’s racing car spun a circle and resulted in 20 other racing cars crashing each other. This is probably the year that witnessed the most catastrophic crashes of this car model. Most recently, a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo burned fiercely while participating in the race in Nurburgring, Germany.
The fire is said to come from the engine of a Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo supercar right in a corner. Then, this super car was engulfed in dark smoke and it was not until the firefighters were present to extinguish this fire.
However, the rear part of the Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo racing car was burned down by fire and damaged quite heavily. Super Trofeo Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo on fire at the Nurburgring race, Germany is the third car to crash this year.