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melling tool entry 83 daytona 500
a race against time is about to end. it started barely 2 months ago. that was the day dale earnhardt & buddy baker wheeled out their new 1983 ford thunderbirds to test them on the banking of daytona international ends this weekend when the green flag drops to start the 25th annual running of the daytona 500. then the drivers of the 4 new thunderbirds entered in the classic,will know if their teams have been successful in turning the sleek production thunderbird into a competitive racing car in a frustratingly short time span.
taken from the race program for the 83 daytona 500