DAWSONVILLE - Some say it may be something in the water. Others say it has something to do with what they make out of the water.
Regardless, the little town of Dawsonville, GA, nestled in the mountains of North Georgia, holds a distinction that few other single towns can claim.
It is the hometown of no less than five Daytona winners, between the beach years and the years at Daytona International Speedway.
Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Bernard Long, Gober Sosebee and Bill Elliott all came from Dawsonville.
Seay, Hall, Long, and Sosebee were all winners on the old Daytona Beach and Road course, while Elliott scored counts two Daytona 500 victories, in 1985 and 1987, among his multitude of wins at Daytona International Speedway.
You'd be hard pressed to find another single small town that produced so many winners at such a major venue.
In the case of the first four, the common thread between them was a money making substance that is still a part of local lore