We seem to be on a bit of a nostalgia NASCAR video hot streak lately. This footage is truly killer. It was shot at a 250-mile Modified race run at Daytona in 1960. The field consisted of 73 different cars, and you need to pay close attention to that. There are pre-WWII cars lined up to boxy ’50s coupes and everything in between. It is a mish-mash of the highest order. Then it becomes a crash-bash of the highest order.
Once the crash gets going it looks like the Blues Brothers movie with stuff sliding every which way. It is true chaos. The description that is attached to the video claims that there were no injuries which seems like a miracle to us because there are a couple very high speed shots involved. It is claimed that the 73 cars that started this race made up the largest group to ever start a race at Daytona International Speedway.
One of the funniest parts of the whole thing is that the guy who caused the wreck apparently drove away with no problems. It’s a classic, “Oh, did I do that?” Scenario. We’re sure one or two wrenches were thrown at him when he pulled back into the pits after the race.