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New Page: Daytona 1955 - Check it Out!
This is probably one of the most
well-written, comprehensive, news feature articles on
to the Daytona Beach News-Journal and writers
--Godwin Kelly--Ken Willis--D.C. Williams
-- The Story
Roberts was Daytona Beach's racing hero
What appears to have made a household
name of Edward Glenn Roberts was a combination of things adding up to one
big colorful package.
Mentors, friends helped launch career
Edward Glenn Roberts did not grow up
in a racing family.
Crash just start of Roberts' final struggle
When Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts
crashed on May 24, 1964, it wasn't a routine racing accident but a
horrifying nightmare which lasted more than a month.
Fireball had big plans
The tragedy surrounding Fireball
Roberts' 1964 death is made worse when considering he was just two races
away from retirement.
Inner circle was small, loyal
Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts had a
celebrity standing and was known throughout the country as one of NASCAR's
Today's drivers know about Fireball
"Fightin' in the mud, the blood and
Fireball's racing smarts pushes him to top
Given the differences in equipment,
tracks and competition from one era to the next, it's impossible for any
racing expert to compile a definitive list of the top all-time drivers.
Mr. Roberts' neighborhood
Fireball Roberts had a deep connection
to the Daytona Beach area - beyond racing.
-- The Story +
This Sounds ďFishyĒ
-- Great Pics!
Smokey Yunick the Unigue
- More Obits: The Epitaph - G.
Kelly - The Epitaph - K. Willis
Did You Know?????
NASCAR . . . ĒThe BeginningĒ -
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Winston Cup Myths
Red Byron and the # 22
Fast Friend Freddy Lorenzen
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