Three NASCAR cars, including Lee Petty's No. 42 Oldsmobile Super 88, head toward the finish line at the first Daytona 500 in 1959
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Car Won the First Daytona 500?

The Great American Race has a long, storied history, and its roots run deep within the country. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a shock that a good ol’ American car won the first Daytona 500. The race took place on Feb. 22, 1959. And the vehicles involved hardly resemble NASCAR’s next-gen cars. But just …

The logo for Dodge Ram can be seen on display at the South Florida International Auto Show in Miami Beach, Florida, in October 2006.
Trucks & SUVs

The Dodge Ram Daytona Was Manufactured With a Glaring Problem

In 2005, Dodge revived its Daytona nameplate to produce a limited-edition Dodge Ram Daytona truck. The Daytona calls to mind the stylish, sporty cars produced in decades past. These sleek, aggressively styled cars sat low to the ground, had heavy doors, and offered a spirited driving experience. Dodge’s special-edition pickups boasted head-turning Daytona looks, along …

Dodge Charger Hellcat Daytona Widebody

You Absolutely Should Not Spend $114k on a Dodge Charger

Normally, the Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody has 707 hp. However, Dodge has also released a limited-edition version with 717 hp, matching the Challenger Hellcat. The fact that Dodge is giving a limited-edition more power contrasts with some of the limited-edition vehicles Ford, GM and Ram have unveiled. And, normally, that would likely make the Dodge …