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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
*[[1960 Daytona Races (lost CBS and NBC televised footage of NASCAR prelude events to Daytona 500; 1960)]]
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*[[1960 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1960)]]         
*[[1961 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1961)]]
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*[[1960 Daytona Races (lost CBS and NBC televised footage of NASCAR prelude events to Daytona 500; 1960)]]          
*[[1962 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National race; 1962)]]
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*[[1961 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1961)]]    
*[[1974 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1974)]]
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*[[1962 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1962)]]         
*[[1975 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1975)]]
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*[[1962 Firecracker 250 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1962)]]          
*[[1976 Dixie 500 (lost CBS footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]
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*[[1963 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1963)]]
*[[1979 Southeastern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979)]]
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*[[1963 Richmond 250 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session and race; 1963)]]         
*[[1982 Twin 125s race 1 (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying race; existence unconfirmed; 1982)]]
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*[[1964 Atlanta 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964)]]         
*[[1984 Delaware 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1984)]]
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*[[1964 National 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1964)]]
*[[1984 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1984)‎]]
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*[[1964 Richmond 250 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series qualifying session; 1964)]]   
*[[1985 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1985)]]
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*[[1965 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965)]]         
*[[1986 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1986)]]
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*[[1965 Rebel 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1965)]]         
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*[[1966 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966)]]         
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*[[1966 Southern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1966)]]         
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*[[1967 Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967)]]         
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*[[1967 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1967)]]   
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*[[1970 Alabama 500 (found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]         
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*[[1970 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]         
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*[[1970 Wilkes 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]         
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*[[1970 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand National Series race; 1970)]]         
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*[[1971 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]         
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*[[1971 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]       
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*[[1971 Myers Brothers 250 (lost footage and official documents of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]         
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*[[1971 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]         
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*[[1971 Rebel 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1971)]]                   
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*[[1972 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]
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*[[1972 Bowman-Gray 100 (lost footage of NASCAR Grand American Series race; 1972)]]     
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*[[1972 Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]   
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*[[1972 Daytona 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]         
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*[[1972 Firecracker 400 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]         
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*[[1972 National 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]         
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*[[1972 Rebel 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1972)]]         
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*[[1973 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973)]]         
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*[[1973 Medal of Honor Firecracker 400 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1973)]]         
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*[[1974 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974)]]         
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*[[1974 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1974)]]         
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*[[1974 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1974)]]        
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*[[1975 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]         
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*[[1975 Dixie 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]         
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*[[1975 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]         
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*[[1975 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]         
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*[[1975 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; 1975)]]          
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*[[1975 World 600 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1975)]]         
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*[[1976 Atlanta 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]       
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*[[1976 Champion Spark Plug 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 Dixie 500 (lost CBS footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 Firecracker 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 Rebel 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]       
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*[[1976 Riverside 400 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 Talladega 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 Winston 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1976 World 600 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1976)]]         
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*[[1978 NAPA National 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1978)]]  
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*[[1979 Daytona ARCA 200 (lost footage of ARCA Racing Series race; 1979)]]         
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*[[1979 Dixie 500 (lost ABC footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1979)]]         
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*[[1979 Southeastern 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1979)]]  
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*[[1981 Coca-Cola 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981)]]   
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*[[1981 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1981)]] 
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*[[1982 CRC Chemicals 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1982)]]
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*[[1982 Eastern 150 (lost footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982)]]
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*[[1982 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1982)]]         
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*[[1982 Twin 125s race 1 (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying race; existence unconfirmed; 1982)]]  
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*[[1982 Winston Western 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1982)]]
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*[[1983 Goody's Sportsman 300 (partially found footage of NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series race; 1983)]] 
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*[[1983 Mason-Dixon 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1983)]] 
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*[[1983 Southern 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1983)]]         
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*[[1984 Delaware 500 (partially found footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1984)]]  
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*[[1984 Goody's Sportsman 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1984)]]         
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*[[1984 Warner W. Hodgdon Carolina 500 (lost footage of NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; existence unconfirmed; 1984)‎]]          
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*[[1985 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1985)]]          
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*[[1986 Twin 125s (lost footage of NASCAR Daytona 500 qualifying races; existence unconfirmed; 1986)]]
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*[[1989 Busch Clash (lost footage of pre-season NASCAR Winston Cup Series race; 1989)]]
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*[[1992 Atlanta 300 (lost footage of NASCAR Busch Grand National Series race; 1992)]]         
 
*[[1996 DeVilbiss SuperFinish 200 (partially found televised footage of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race; 1996)]]
 
*[[1996 DeVilbiss SuperFinish 200 (partially found televised footage of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race; 1996)]]
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*[[Jeff Gordon's 2008 UAW-Dodge 400 crash (lost on-board footage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race crash; 2008)]]
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*[[NASCAR (partially found uncut footage of stock car races; 1960-present)]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 11:02, 26 April 2022

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Pete Hamilton and A.J. Foyt racing during the Daytona 500, a day after their Twin 125s duel.

Status: Lost

The 1971 Twin 125s are two races at the Daytona National Speedway that served as qualifying events for the 1971 Daytona 500. Both occurred on 11th February, where the first race was won by Pete Hamilton in a 1971 Plymouth, while David Pearson in a 1969 Mercury was victorious in the second. These were the last Twin 125s that awarded points.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Twin 125s are unique races on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. They consist of two qualifying heats that determine the majority of the 40 competitors for the Daytona 500.[1] It would also allow for the racers to analyse how their vehicles performed during the heats and modify them accordingly for the main event.[2] The 1971 Twin 125s would mark an end of an era dating back to 1959, where the races awarded points in the championship. From the 1972 Twin 125s onwards, they did not award points, because as part of an overhaul of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, events now needed to reach at least 400km to officially count on the Winston Cup schedule.[3]

The Races[edit | edit source]

Prior to the Twin 125s, two had already qualified for the Daytona 500, with A.J. Foyt winning the pole position in a 1969 Mercury after achieving the best time trial performance of 182.744 mph,[4][5] ahead of Bobby Isaac in a 1971 Dodge.[6] In the first Twin 125s race, Hamilton was victorious and claimed $1,300 in prize money, ahead of Foyt and fellow 1971 Plymouth driver Richard Petty. Foyt did lead 33 of the 50 laps, but Hamilton successfully passed his opponent on the final lap and held on to win in a race with no cautions.[7] As for the second race, Pearson won to claim the $1,200, ahead of Buddy Baker in a 1971 Dodge, and Dick Brooks in a 1969 Dodge. In a race where the first position was primarily contested between Pearson and Baker, Pearson overtook his opponent on lap 45, and held on to claim victory.[8]

With the starters and race order decided, the 1971 Daytona 500 commenced on 14th February. It saw Petty ultimately claim victory after overtaking Baker on Lap 182, remaining ahead of the pack for the final 18 laps. Baker and Foyt finished second and third respectively, with Pearson fourth. Hamilton retired on lap 157 after experiencing engine issues.[6]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Footage of the 1971 Twin 125s has been confirmed to exist. According to NASCAR on TV, 25 minutes of highlights for both races were broadcast on ABC's World Wide of Sports on 13th February 1971, alongside a few other sports.[9] However, according to YouTuber Austin LaPlante, who created various playlists of NASCAR broadcasts, no footage of these races are currently publicly accessible on YouTube or on any other platform.[10]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]