Here is shot of the first sample of the newest release in
the NASCAR Classics line – Red Byron’s 1949 No. 22 Parks Novelty Oldsmobile.

When describing old-school racing, names like Richard Petty
and Dale Earnhardt immediately come to mind. However, when you start at the
very beginning, when NASCAR was brand-new, you can’t get bigger and better than
Red Byron.

Robert “Red” Byron was one of NASCAR’s all-time greatest
drivers and will forever be remembered as the sport’s first Premier Series
Points Champion

Byron, a World War II veteran, was at his prime in stock car
racing in 1949. He won two of the season’s eight races. He also holds the
distinct honor of being the first driver to win a race on the beaches of
Daytona.

But there is more to Byron’s legacy then those incredible
achievements. After a leg injury in World War II that left him hospitalized for
27 months, Byron drove with a brace attached to the clutch pedal.  Champion, veteran and hero are three words
that truly define him as a legend.

So, in honor of a true NASCAR® hero, Lionel NASCAR Collectables
is excited to release the newest die-cast in its NASCAR Classics line – Red
Byron’s 1949 No. 22 Parks Novelty Oldsmobile. The die-cast features a replica
black paint scheme, the No. 22 on the trunk and Byron’s name above both side
windows.

As the first driver to win on the beaches of Daytona and the
inaugural Premier Series Points Champion, this release is truly one for the
record-books!