The 1969 Daytona 500 was to be a shoot out between the Aero Cars but not everyone showed up with all the bullets. Dodge had the Daytona 500 and Ford had the Talladega. However, there was no Boss 429 for the Talladega and the Mercury Spoiler II aero body was not yet approved.
LeeRoy Yarbrough in his Talladega showed them what the Blue Oval boys could do. It was the 11th annual running of the Daytona 500 and the finish was as thrilling for Ford fans as the 2011 Trevor Bayne and Wood Brothers win.