Portal:Motorsport/Did you know
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- ...that NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. examined photographs and newsreels for three days before determining that unofficial 1959 Daytona 500 race winner Johnny Beauchamp had actually finished second behind Lee Petty?
- ...that American sports car racing driver Dick Thompson was known as the "Flying Dentist"?
- ...that Andy Papathanassiou, a former college football player who was the first person hired as a NASCAR pit crew coordinator, started use of trained athletes to cut pit stop times from 19 down to 13 seconds?
- ...that the Daytona Beach Road Course was the site of fifteen world land speed records, and the course was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR?