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Published on March 25th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple

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1979 Daytona 500 Fist Fight Drama

It was 1979 and a beautiful afternoon for a race in Daytona, FL. Thousands of spectators showed up for one of the most spectacular events of the year. This was the first race where CBS broadcast a race from start to finish and the drivers, crew, and fans were pumped full of adrenaline. (Those days people would only get to see bits and pieces of the race on TV) The race was thrilling with position changes going on everywhere… a huge battle was going on for first place between Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison with record speeds. Richard Petty was in third and at least a half a lap behind the battle for first. Who won? Well take a look below to see what happened on the very last lap!

Not sure if you recognized him, but Bobbie Allison was the darker haired gentleman explaining how he stopped to give his brother Donnie a ride to the pits. He was a lap down and the real reason he stopped was to get a few fists in on Cale. Bobby later described the incident with Cale: “For some reason, Cale kept hitting my fist repeatedly with his nose.” These are the stories that are still talked about today! Who remembers the win in 1980? (guarantee it’s not many) It’s incredible events like these that keep the lasting memories of races that helped bring NASCAR where it is today. This is a competitive sport and it just goes to show that drivers are humans and they HAVE emotion. The whole fight was broadcast on CBS and guess what happened to NASCAR ticket sales?… they skyrocketed through the roof.

What are your thoughts on NASCAR’s view on letting men be men?

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About the Author

I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!



19 Responses to 1979 Daytona 500 Fist Fight Drama

  1. Alan P says:

    I’m on a roll here. I could be the only true blue Nascar fan here! Anyways, I love the old tapes and that quote you have for bobbie is hilarious. reminds me of times back in my day where some guy kept hitting his nose on my fist

  2. Jason says:

    Those were the good ol days.

  3. Ryan says:

    Alan, do you not remember what site your posting on? Ron Ripple, NASCAR’s Biggest Fan. Anyone who posts here are true blue NASCAR fans. And I wuld have to agree with you about the old tapes. They are great to watch. And Im not sure what the days or times are, but the Sunshine network in Florida plays the old races. Its great to see how far racing has come.

  4. Ron Ripple says:

    I think we all know who’s the biggest fan!

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  12. Chris Cobb says:

    And I wuld have to agree with you about the old tapes. They are great to watch. And Im not sure what the days or times are, but the Sunshine network in Florida plays the old races. Its great to see how far racing has come.

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    VRy interesting to read it 😛 😀

  18. used tires says:

    That was such a brawl between those drivers! Saddly we wont see this in today’s PG rated NASCAR 🙁

    Till then,

    Jean

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