1980 Daytona 500
The 22nd annual Daytona 500 was held February 17, 1980 at Daytona International Speedway. Buddy Baker started the decade by winning the fastest Daytona 500 in history, at 177.602 mph (285.823 km/h), it was Baker's only 500 win and did so in his 18th start, the longest until Dale Earnhardt in 1998. The 1980 Daytona Speedweeks was also marred by the death of Ricky Knotts, who was killed during the Gatorade Twin 125 qualifying races. There were 42 cars in the field, after planning to only run 40 cars.
What is 1980 Daytona 500 subject of?
1980 Daytona 500 is subject of NASCAR races at Daytona International Speedway, 1980 in NASCAR and 1980 in Florida.