On the 50th anniversary of the first and only time that USAC open-wheel championships cars competed at Daytona International Speedway, five-time
The special visit to “The World Center of
In attendance, but not driving, was Jim
He was watching the parade laps on Thursday from the Sprint FANDECK.
“I like to see the old cars,”
Five of the eight cars that actually competed in the open-wheel races at DIS back in 1959, including
“Many times all you get is part of a frame, a rear end maybe if you’re lucky and some other bits and pieces,” said
After spending “many hours and years” restoring the car, driving the parade laps on Thursday made all the hard work worth it for McConnell.
“It’s one of these things that is almost a dream come true,” said McConnell, who calls
For Haywood, as he was driving his Porsche, he found himself looking more in his rear view mirror than what was in front of him.
“It was too cool to look out my rear view mirror and see all those Indy cars lined up,” Haywood said.
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