Get ready to step on the gas and pace yourself as you watch 3700 pound stock cars race at 200 miles per hour around a track built for
spectators. The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona Beach in Florida. The race track is built with steep turns for speed- making this type of racing extremely exciting.
The Daytona 500 in 1981 had a new focus, a focus where the racer is here to please the people who have bought tickets opposed to the contestants that line the road. Stock car racing now has huge amounts of money pumped into races every year. Watch as 60 cars compete for 42 places on the grid at a 125 mile sprint. Watch as Buddy Baker, Darrell Waltrip and Richard Petty take to track to see who claims the title. Richard Petty during this his time of racing he is known as “The King”. During this race he already had 192 victories to his credit.