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Viewers guide: 2017 Daytona Speedweeks and Daytona 500

The 2017 Daytona 500 has a lot to live up to after last year’s race produced the closest finish in the history of the Great American Race. Fans at Daytona International Speedway will also be treated to the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. — back in action after missing the second half of last season recovering from concussions — and the 30th and final Daytona 500 of Michael Waltrip’s career.

But there is more to watch than just the 59th annual Daytona 500. A viewer’s guide to Daytona Speedweeks:

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of BMW’s first motorsport win in the USA, we have created this poster of the 12hours of Sebring winning 3.0 CSL and the Z4 GTLM that will complete in the same race this weekend.

Visit us at the BMWUSA Classic display at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance or at the 12 Hours of Sebring to get your copy.


While entering the 2009 Muscle Car National show in Chicago, I was stopped in my tracks in the lobby by this car. It took me a few minutes to realize just what I was seeing. Not the original Sox & Martin pro stock racer but a very well done update.

In the early 70s Mr. Norms Grand Spalding Dodge in Chicago was one of the largest Dodge dealers in the mid west. Besides selling stock models, they also catered to custom high performance orders. Mr. Norm also spondered a pro stock car.

Today the Mr. Norms name lives on in the form of custom kits, and conversions for current Dodge products. You can find info on theses on his web site The Challenger to Cuda conversions are amazing with many of the original paint and decal schemes available.