Wednesday 11th November 1987
Early NASCAR stockcar racer Gober Sosebee (81) died from injuries suffered in an agricultural accident. He won on the Daytona Beach Road Course in 1949, 1950 and 1951. Sosebee also won 2 Grand national (now Sprint Cup Series) races, one in 1952 and another in 1954. He also had 4 pole positions (including his first NASCAR race at Daytona Beach) and 33 top 10 finishes during his Cup career.