Florida Flashback: February 13

Some NASCAR Hall of Famers are in the spotlight in today's rewind.


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We are one week away from this year's Daytona 500, as excitement continues to build throughout Florida for all of the racing on the horizon.

Here is a look at some memorable moments from February 13 in the Sunshine State, including a couple of Hall of Famers scoring big wins.

1971 - Red Farmer wins the Permatex 300 back in 1971. Completing 120 laps and winning by a full two showed how dominant the Alabama driver was. he started on the outside of the front row as pole sitter Tiny Lund had problems and finished 30th. Sam Sommers would finish second. This was the fourth running of the race under the name Permatex 300. The last race with this name was won by fellow Alabama Gang member Donnie Allison in 1977.

THE THIRD TURN: 1971 Permatex 300

1982 - The first ever NASCAR Xfinity race, or NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman as it was known in 1982, went to a guy named Dale Earnhardt. It was a yellow number 15 Wranger Pontiac that was owned by Robert Gee that carried him to victory lane. Jody Ridley was second and Sam Ard was third. Gary Balough and Goeff Bodine made up the top five. What we wouldn’t give to see that race live.

THE THIRD TURN: 1982 Goody's 300

1993 - Ronnie Johnson went to victory lane in a UDTRA Hav-A-Tampa / Southern All Stars Series event at Ocala Speedway. Johnson would return to what was later know as Bubba Raceway to win again in 2013. Johnson won six times that year with the Southern All-Stars on the dirt.

1999 - Indiana driver Scott Hantz makes a splash in the Florida Pro Series at Volusia Speedway Park (FL). Hantz bested a 24-car field and topped Glenn Whitney, Hal Goodson, Pete Orr and Mike Franklin for his lone win in the series. Hantz had several strong runs at Volusia and was a big win for him until he won at New Smyrna in 2003.

THE THIRD TURN: 1999 Florida Pro Series at Volusia

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