Detroit Dragway was a legend of another era.
When the strip closed in the 1990s, the facility ended a rich history
of drag racing that dated back to the 1950s when a fledgling sport was
just beginning to spread throughout the country.
The facility hosted national events but none like the premiere drag racing in the world.
Detroit Dragway hosted the NHRA U.S. Nationals in 1959 and 1960.
While that may prove quite the trump card in some circles, nothing will
ever invoke the Detroit Dragway legend like its famous radio
Simply put, the catchphrase became the tradition for drag racing advertising.
“Sunday Sunday Sunday at Detroit Dragway” began at Detroit Dragway and quickly spread throughout the drag racing world.
That fever was no doubt inspired by the YouTube Video we found of the 1959 NHRA U.S. Nationals at Detroit Dragway.
This video clip, we understand, came from a documentary titled "Ingenuity in Action".