GreenLight 1:18 Daytona 500 Pace Cars Release
March 29, 2012

DAYTONA 500 Pace Cars Set the Pace for 1:18

Two pace cars from Two of the most eventful, historic years in NASCAR history

Indianapolis, IN (February 1, 2012) Coming to the table with two new licenses, GreenLight is offering it’s first set of 1:18 DAYTONA 500 pace cars. GreenLight teamed up with NASCAR and the Daytona International Speedway to bring you two incredibly detailed pace cars from two very important years in NASCAR and DAYTONA 500 history.

The 1979 DAYTONA 500 was the second race of the season and little did they know, this particular race would end up becoming considered the most important race in stock car history. The crash and subsequent fight between the two leaders, Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison, along with Donnie’s brother Bobby gave old and new fans something to talk about the next day. Looking back, this race is what brought national publicity to NASCAR and stock car racing.

1981 was also a momentous year. Richard Petty, after a gutsy call bypassing a tire change for only a splash of fuel with 24 laps to go, became the first driver to win the DAYTONA 500 in three different decades. Don’t miss out on this historic period in NASCAR history.  1,500 of each car divided by 40 million die-hard NASCAR fans means this is going to be a very special, sought-after collectible for years to come!

In Stores – March 2012

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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