TIL the 1974 Daytona 500 was actually only 450 miles in distance. The race counter started on lap 21 to keep the traditional 200 laps on the counter, due to the energy crisis going on at the time.

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So instead of wasting lots and lots of fuel in the middle of a crisis, they only wasted lots of fuel in the middle of a crisis.

Uncle_Budy

Cutting out 50 miles is like banning plastic straws. Kinda pointless

m3003

ASTERISK

squeevey

They should have also forced the racers not to go over 55 but they could take a right on red.

Dog1234cat

Yeah, that really helped

RTwhyNot