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we are just 4 days away from the #Daytona500 which in 2018 it's going to be the 60th annual of the event but back in 1962 for the 4th edition of The Great American Race it saw #FireballRoberts taking home the win

the great "Fireball" Roberts at speed...taking on the "Measured Mile" ...time trial...Daytona Beach 1954...
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The late #FireballRoberts would've turned 89 today. Happy Birthday Mr. Roberts.

Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts was one of the star pioneers of NASCAR. During his 15 year career, the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee recorded 33 victories in NASCAR's premier series including the 1962 Daytona 500.

On May 24, 1964, at the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Roberts was involved in a crash with #NedJarrett and #JuniorJohnson. Roberts collided with the inside wall, flipping his car over and bursting into flames. Witnesses of the fiery accident actually claim hearing Roberts screaming, "Ned (Jarrett), help me", from inside his burning racecar. Roberts was airlifted to a hospital with second-and third-degree burns covering eighty percent of his body.

Some how, Roberts survived for several weeks. But on June 30, 1964, he contracted pneumonia and had fallen into a coma. Roberts sadly passed away from his injuries on July 2, 1964. He was just 35 years young.

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Got a badass momento from one of the dirt track racers that we sponsor! Thanks Kyle!! #tearitup #fireballroberts #tricityraceway #ilovedirt #stanfordlpgas #kylerobertsracing #rubingsracing #3 #leftleftleftleft

Hot Wheels Fireball Roberts 57 Chevy #hotwheels #fireballroberts #chevy

A few from a group of vernacular snapshots of the 1958 Daytona 500, the final year the race was held on the beach, recently acquired by us from the photographer who captured the images on an impromptu road trip as a 20 year old from Chillicothe, Ohio. #nascar #vintagenascar #fireballroberts #daytona500

67 years ago today, #FireballRoberts got his 1st Cup Series win at #OcconeecheeSpeedway in 1950. #NASCAR #DNNOnThisDay

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