Junior Johnson won the second Daytona 500 by being the first stockcar driver to exploit “drafting”


Sunday 14th February 1960

Junior Johnson won the second Daytona 500 by being the first stockcar driver to exploit “drafting”. He took advantage of Bobby Johns’ misfortune who had a seven second lead with 8 laps to go when the rear window of his Pontiac was sucked out. Johns spun wildly off turn 2, coming to a stop inches from Lake Lloyd as Johnson raced by. Johns still managed to finish 2nd. Tom Pistone and Tommy Herbert were injured in seperate accidents. John Masoni, owner of Johnson’s Chevrolet, gave the net earnings to charity saying that he was in racing for fun, not profit.


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