\Now that the Holidays are behind us it is time for everyone to begin to look forward to the Daytona 500 and reflect on what that race means to your cars. The 1968 NASCAR season was the first time the new corporate Ford sportback body showed its aero advantage to the competition. In 1968 it was still powered by the 427 engine.
This combination turned out to be a very dominate package for the year and the hand writing was on the wall with the running of the 68 Daytona 500!
The following video is a clip edited out of an Autolite movie/commercial from that era. We must thank Tim Lopata for again making this possible.
When this race was run there were no Ford Talladegas, no Mercury Cyclone Spoilers or Spoiler IIs and there were no Boss 429s. However, it is these cars and their aerodynamic shapes that led to the development of all of the above.