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Tony Gibson lured by crack at history

Updated: July 5, 2013, 6:42 PM ET
By Brant James | Special to espnW.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tony Gibson's eyes widen when he recollects the after-school bike rides. Down North Beach Street, past the corner store and into NASCAR nostalgia. Times were never better.

"We'd get a cold drink," he smiled, emphasizing cold. "They were, like, 10 cents for a bottle of pop, and we'd stop by Smokey's, hang out there a while. Then we would ride our bikes around the block to the boat works, and we would hang out with my dad and my grandfather. Did that for ...

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