PDA

View Full Version : Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2008 "Car of Tomorrow" race car photo?



capitalcity300
07-02-2007, 05:25 AM
Nope, it's a "Car of Yesterday" racing, before Dale Earhardt Jr. was born.:cheers: :cool:
I found this race car photo in with some old race car photos.:)
# 1. Who is the race car driver?:angel:
# 2. What year and make of race car?:-B :applause:
# 3. Name and location of race track?;)
# 4. Name of race it raced?:D
# 5. Name of race car's sponsor?:cool:
# 6. Name of race car owner? :confused:
# 7. Name of race car builder and chief mechanic?:rolleyes: :wave:

Got any guesses?:applause: :cool:

RGeeProductions
07-02-2007, 10:57 AM
1. Jim Pascal, who later moved to sprints
2. 1961 Pontiac Ventura [seems the car has a winners sticker on it]
3.
4.
5. Daytona Beach Kennel Club
6. Cotton Owens? He may have a few years later...
7.?/Ray Nichels

capitalcity300
07-04-2007, 05:46 AM
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 2008 "Car of Tomorrow" race car photo?
Nope, it's a "Car of Yesterday" racing, before Dale Earhardt Jr. was born.
I found this race car photo in with some old race photos.

# 1. Who is the race car driver? Jim Paschal
# 2. What year and make of race car? 1961 Pontiac (Catalina or Ventura?)
# 3. Name and location of race track? Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.
# 4. Name of race it raced?
(1961 Daytona 500 Qualifier #1, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. Grand National race number 3 of 52, February 24, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL., 40 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (100.0 miles). Started: 2nd postion,Finished 2nd Position.)
(1961 Daytona 500, Grand National race number 5 of 52, February 26, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL., 200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles). Started: 3rd position, Finished: 49th position Out of race with a broken seal.)
# 5. Name of race car's sponsor? Daytona Beach Kennel Club
# 6. Name of race car owner? John Masoni - As a (2 years)(1960-1961)(40 races)(6 wins)(19 top 5)(25 top 10)(4 poles).
Race car owner, John Masoni's (4) race driver's (Junior Johnson = 28 races in 1960, 1 race in 1961); (Marvin Panch = 2 races in 1961); (Jim Paschal = 2 races in 1961); (David Pearson = 7 races in 1961); had a total of 6 NASCAR's Grand National wins.

In 1960, Junior Johnson won 3 races:
(1960 Daytona 500,Daytona International Speedway in a 1959 Chevy;
(1960 South Boston Speedway in a 1959 Chevy,
(1960 Buddy Shuman 250,Hickory Speedway in a 1960 Chevy); driving the # 27 Daytona Beach Kennel Club sponsor race cars.

In 1961, David Pearson won 3 races:
(1961 World 600, Grand National race number 24 of 52, May 28, 1961 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC., 400 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (600.0 miles);
(1961 Firecracker 250, Grand National race number 32 of 52, July 4, 1961 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL.;
(1961 Dixie 400, Grand National race number 46 of 52 September 17, 1961 at Atlanta International Raceway, Hampton, GA. 267 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (400.5 miles); driving the # 3 1961 Pontiac Daytona Beach Kennel Club sponsor race cars.

# 7. Name of race car builder and chief mechanic? Ray Fox,
(1962 became the # 3 race car owner,race car builder, and chief mechanic.):cool: :cheers:

http://racing-reference.info/owner?id=masonjo01
http://racing-reference.info/rquery?id=masonjo01&trk=t0&series=W&o=1
http://racing-reference.info/drivdet?id=johnsju01&yr=1960&series=W
http://racing-reference.info/drivdet?id=johnsju01&yr=1961&series=W
http://racing-reference.info/drivdet?id=panchma01&yr=1961&series=W
http://racing-reference.info/drivdet?id=paschji01&yr=1961&series=W
http://racing-reference.info/drivdet?id=pearsda01&yr=1961&series=W

# 1. & # 2 photos of # 3 1961 Pontiac Daytona Beach Kennel Club sponsor race car back together again.
# 3. & # 4 photos of the (2) modified race cars # 74 and # 9 in back ground of Jim Paschal's photo shoot. They might had been in the 1961 Modified race at Daytona International Speedway. I don't know the race car drivers names?

Dwight Clock
07-05-2007, 07:40 AM
I doubt that the '37 Ford sedan was in the '61 modified race. If I am not mistaken the pre WWII cars only participated in the '59 & '60 modified events at Daytona. After the massive 37 car wreck in the '60 race, only the newer body styles were permitted there. Also, Jim Paschal never moved to sprints. He was still an occasional Grand National competitor until his death.

capitalcity300
07-08-2007, 07:56 AM
# 5. Name of race car's sponsor? Daytona Beach Kennel Club
# 6. Name of race car owner? John Masoni - As a (2 years)(1960-1961)(40 races)(6 wins)(19 top 5)(25 top 10)(4 poles).
Race car owner, John Masoni's (4) race driver's (Junior Johnson = 28 races in 1960, 1 race in 1961); (Marvin Panch = 2 races in 1961); (Jim Paschal = 2 races in 1961); (David Pearson = 7 races in 1961); had a total of 6 NASCAR's Grand National wins.

Who is John Masoni ??:applause: :cool:
I never heard of this gentleman before writing this piece?

On July 5, 2007, I received from an auction a copy of the Sunday July 4,1976 Daytona "Medal of Honor" "Firecracker 400" International Speedway's racing program.
On page 129, was a full page ad on the "Daytona Beach Kennel Club" sponsors of 1960 Daytona "500" winner car no.27, driven by Junior Johnson.
1961 Charlotte "World 600" winner; 1961 "Firecracker 250" winner: 1961 "Atlanta 400" winner: car no. 3, driven by David Pearson.
Enjoy the Exciting "New Look" of '76 at the Summer Home of Greyhound Champions!
12 Great Races Nighty except Sunday, Post Time 8:00.
1976 Season: June 1 thru Sept.30 Sorry, No Minors
At the top of the page is the names:
John G. Masoni, President:applause: :cool: Daytona Beach Kennel Club
Francis D. Littlefield, General Manager