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Old 06-05-2012, 05:41 PM
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Nope.
Hint. It isn't about the cars themselves.

Heck I'm still amazed that they still exist! Those guys were getting new cars every year or pretty close.

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I will want to kick myself if you give up the answer, I am more of an old school Nascar fan and student than I am foe Corvettes. The 11 car is definitely a Junior Johnson car and Bobby Alison once drove for Junior but not Cale. Darrell Waltrip also drove the no.11 car. I am just thinking out loud hoping something will come to me. Don't know anything else that could be in common.

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I just saw what I typed above, I didn't mean to say Cale didn't drive for Junior but Bobby Alison's brother Donnie didn't drive the no. 11
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:10 PM
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Ok here it is

Yes those are Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison's car from the 1979 Daytona 500. The first televised complete NASCAR race.It snowed heavily in the Eastern part of the U.S. assuring a larger audience than anticipated. Yarborough and the "Alabama Boys"(the Allisons) had always disliked each other. Cale and Donnie smacked each other early in the race and repairs cost them a couple of laps. They both fought thier way back up front and by the end both of them and King Richard were battling for the lead. On the last lap Yarborough went to pass Allison and they tangled with each other and put themselves out of the race. Petty won. Yarborough and Allison had words and it lead to a fist fight--on national television--on the first televised NASCAR race. The audience loved it! Many commentators ,sports columnists, ,the NASCAR Museum, and millions of now fans have said that that fight on the track directly contributed to the popularity NASCAR now has. Nothing could have caught the nations attention better than two driver whacking each other with their helmets and as Yarborough has said over the years " Donnie kept beating his nose on my fist"!
NASCAR thought it so important that the enshrined the two cars and tell the story to the public.

Oh yeah, After the race Bill France (I think Jr.) daie it was a disgrace --as he and his Dad grinned and rubbed their hands together. Racin'!!
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Ok here it is

Yes those are Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison's car from the 1979 Daytona 500. The first televised complete NASCAR race.It snowed heavily in the Eastern part of the U.S. assuring a larger audience than anticipated. Yarborough and the "Alabama Boys"(the Allisons) had always disliked each other. Cale and Donnie smacked each other early in the race and repairs cost them a couple of laps. They both fought thier way back up front and by the end both of them and King Richard were battling for the lead. On the last lap Yarborough went to pass Allison and they tangled with each other and put themselves out of the race. Petty won. Yarborough and Allison had words and it lead to a fist fight--on national television--on the first televised NASCAR race. The audience loved it! Many commentators ,sports columnists, ,the NASCAR Museum, and millions of now fans have said that that fight on the track directly contributed to the popularity NASCAR now has. Nothing could have caught the nations attention better than two driver whacking each other with their helmets and as Yarborough has said over the years " Donnie kept beating his nose on my fist"!
NASCAR thought it so important that the enshrined the two cars and tell the story to the public
Actually it was Donnie who said "Cale kept beating his nose on my fist", or words to that effect.

I watched that race live, was in Kissimmee, FL. Thought at the time that it would be death to NASCAR- rednecks punching each other out, rolling around in the infield. Little did I realize the positive reception it would get.
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Very cool story, I didn't have a clue.

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Not according to Yarborough!
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Do I get another one? It will be easy! Mwhahaaa haa haa!
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Actually it was Donnie who said "Cale kept beating his nose on my fist", or words to that effect.

I watched that race live, was in Kissimmee, FL. Thought at the time that it would be death to NASCAR- rednecks punching each other out, rolling around in the infield. Little did I realize the positive reception it would get.
Yeah maybe your right. And it was the Alabama Gang not Boys. I remember watching it also.
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I am a little slow I thought it was understood that these was the cars that were involved in the big fight, for somereason I thought you were looking for something peculiar about the cars.
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I remember watching the race, it was the first "LIVE" televised NASCAR race, there had been others but taped delayed. This was the race that broke through to millions across the country, it was always a "good ole Boy" deal. You didn't get to see much of the fight, the cameras were aways away. Anyone remember 'The Wide World of Sports?
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Wide World of Sports would broadcast short clips of different sporting evevents across the world I think. I don't know in the case of racing if they even showed the winner. There is three hunting channels on almost 24 hrs. per day that show bullet impacts and sometimes the animal skinned out. I think they showed a little hunting on Wide World and they never showed the animal being hit.
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OK Here is a easy one.
What is the name of this car and who built it? I remember seeing it in the 60"s
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Jim Lytie and I assume it was named "Little Al"? I had no idea but with a little google search I found his name connected to it and being his 34 was called "Big Al".......

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