PHOTOS: 1967 Daytona 500

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Mario Andretti enjoys the spoils of victory after winning the 1967 Daytona 500.
Mario Andretti enjoys the spoils of victory after winning the 1967 Daytona 500.

In 1967, Mario Andretti scored his lone Daytona 500 triumph just days before turning 27. The National Speed Sport News report in the March 1, 1967, issue read as follows: “Driving a foot-to-the-floor flat-out race, visiting USAC national champion Mario Andretti dominated the ninth annual Daytona 500 stock-car race at Daytona Int’l Speedway Sunday. Magnificently driving a Holman and Moody-built 1967 two-carburetor Ford Fairlane, Andretti won before the largest sports crowd in Florida state history, 94,250, in a race that was slowed on nine occasions by the yellow caution flag.” Fred Lorenzen trailed Andretti in second, the only other driver to finish on the lead lap, followed by James Hylton, Tiny Lund and Jerry Grant. Here are a few of NSSN Editor Chris Economaki’s images documenting the day.