DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona Beach became the unofficial “Birthplace of Speed” in 1903 when two men argued over who had the fastest horseless carriage and decided things in a race on the white, hardpacked sand along the Atlantic Ocean.

Since then, the community in the heart of Florida’s Fun Coast region has become a motorsports mecca, with a long, storied history filled with thrills, glory and tragedy.

This is the 75th anniversary of NASCAR and the Daytona 500 this year will be run Feb. 19.

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