The first race on the Speedway was in 1958. Racing on the sand began in the early 1900s.
The first Nascar race was held on June 19, 1949 at Charlotte Speedway.
It was called the 500 mile NASCAR International and ran on Feb. 22, 1959.
The first Daytona 500 was run in 1959. The first Daytona 500 to be the first race on the NASCAR schedule was the 1982 Daytona 500.
February 22, 1959 and was won by Lee Petty.
The first Daytona 500 was held on February 22, 1959, it was won by Lee Petty.
Lee Petty won the first race at the Daytona International Speedway. It was the 1959 Daytona 500.
The first Daytona 500 was in 1959.
The Daytona 500 was first run in 1959.
1959, was won by Lee Petty in an Oldsmobile
The first Daytona 500 race was held at the Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 1959.
Lee Petty was the first Daytona 500 winner. Red Byron was the first NASCAR driver to win the Daytona Beach Road Course And the first NASCAR race was Charlotte Speedway, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Glenn Dunnaway was declared the winner, but a post-race inspection revealed that his car was fitted with illegal springs, causing NASCAR to disqualify him. Jim Roper was declared the official winner of the event.
The 2011 Daytona 500 winner, Trevor Bayne.
The first ever NASCAR race broadcast on TV was on February 12, 1960. It was the Daytona 500 - 100 mile qualifying races, held at Daytona International Speedway. It was shown on CBS.If you are referring to the first Live Race, then that would be the 1979 Daytona 500 won by Richard Petty. That one was shown on CBS as well.
This race was won by Jimmie Johnson.
The last Daytona 500 was on February 24, 2013 and was won by Jimmie Johnson. This is the first race of every new Nascar Cup Series season.
Jeff Gordon ran his first Busch Series race (now known as the Nationwide Series) on October 20, 1990. His first Cup Series race was on November 15, 1992. Jeff started to race full time in the Cup Series in 1993.
Cale Yarborough won the race in that year.
The 2014 Daytona 500 was on February 23rd. The race was won by Dale Earnhardt Jr.