Originally Posted by exoff-roadgoat
Minor jack........OMG..I just did the math and I was in Daytona 40 years ago. Saarinen in first and Carruthers took second. Brelsford blew up good.
I remember that year - this spectacular photo appeared on the front page of a lot of newspapers the next morning:
I seem to remember that Brelsford and another rider collided, causing the Harley's fuel tank to split open and dump its contents onto the hot engine - resulting in the fireball above.