Daytona 500


Daytona 500: The Great American Race

On February 22, 1959, Johnny Beauchamp won the inaugural Daytona 500. Three days later, after careful inspection of finish line photographs, NASCAR officials overturned the decision and handed Lee Petty the title. This Sunday, the Daytona 500 will be run for the 50th time and, though it won’t take three days to determine the winner, we’ll likely see the same action, controversy and close finishes that have characterized the race since Petty’s disputed win. This guide teaches you the history and essentials of the race and points you toward the best sources for news and analysis.

Daytona 500 Facts and History

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Daytona 500 News and Analysis

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