1988 Daytona 500
The 30th running of the Daytona 500 on Valentine's Day 1988 is a day that will always be remembered by NASCAR fans. It was the first race to feature restrictor plates, as well as the first race that Dale Earnhardt's #3 car featured the famous black paint scheme.
Even with the restrictor plates, the race had its share of tense moments. Richard Petty narrowly escaped without serious harm after a wild accident on lap 106. This day, though, would belong to another of racing famous families, the Allison's. After Bobby Allison's crash at Talladega in 1987 helped usher in the era of restrictor plate racing, he would get redemption by edging his son Davey Allison by two car laps at the finish. The win made Bobby the oldest driver to win the Daytona 500 at 50 years of age.
Don't miss out on one of NASCAR's greatest races at Daytona as father and son make history in the new dawn of racing.