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Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida
First race: 1959
Distance: 500 miles (804.672 km)
The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long (805 km) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the first of two Sprint Cup races held every year at Daytona, the second being the Coke Zero 400. It is one of the four restrictor plate races on the Sprint Cup schedule. The inaugural Daytona 500 was held in 1959 coinciding with the opening of the speedway and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the Cup series
The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse. Championship points awarded are equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race. It is also the series' first race of the year; this phenomenon is virtually unique in sports, which tend to have championships or other major events at the end of the season rather than the start. Since 1995, U.S. television ratings for the Daytona 500 have been the highest for any auto race of the year, surpassing the traditional leader, the Indianapolis 500 which in turn greatly surpasses the Daytona 500 in in-track attendance and international viewing. The 2006 Daytona 500 attracted the sixth largest average live global TV audience of any sporting event that year with 20 million viewers
Since 1959, Daytona International Speedway has
hosted the Daytona 500 NASCAR auto race, now the
culmination of an action-packed, exciting two-week
long festival of speed for NASCAR fans known simply
as Speedweeks. In early July, Daytona Speedway hosts
the night-time running of the Pepsi 400 Nextel Cup
50 cars and drivers are expected to show up in
Daytona to try and qualify for this years “Great
American Race”. Drivers who make the race that do
not have odds to win listed will be part of the
“field” pool of drivers. Field odds are currently
listed at 15/1.
Odds to Win 2018 Daytona 500
2017 Daytona Winner
Kurt Busch came out of nowhere in the final lap to win 2017 Daytona 500. The accident filled day featured big names such as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and others going into the garage early.
2016 Daytona Winner
Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr., known professionally as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Jr., or just Junior, is an American professional stock car racing driver and champion team owner.
2015 Daytona Winner
Joey Logano won the race, recording the second Daytona 500 win for Team Penske, and his ninth career Sprint Cup victory. Kevin Harvick finished second while Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson rounded out the top–five.
2014 Daytona Winner
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona. The race was stopped in the 38th lap and didn't resume for more than six hours. Wrecks on laps 145, 162 and 183 caused a number of contenders to be sent to the garage.
2013 Daytona Winner
Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500 at Daytona Beach Florida. Danica Patrick, the first woman to win the pole position at the Daytona 500, led three times, including five laps under green — also becoming the first woman to lead a lap at the race not under a yellow flag caution. She finished eighth, the highest finish ever for a female driver at the race.
2012 Daytona Winner
Matt Kenseth took home the checkered flag at the 2012 Daytona 500, after a day and a half of rain and a fiery explosion that caused a two-hour delay. Earnhardt settled for second, his losing streak moved to 130 races, and Biffle wound up third and forced to defend his final strategy.
2011 Daytona Winner
Trevor Bayne, a 20-year-old without a full-time Sprint Cup Series ride, became the youngest ever driver to win the Daytona 500 with some gutty defense on the final laps.
After a crash-filled race, the final 15 laps were relatively clean, with 10 to 12 cars up front jockeying for position in two-car drafting pairs.
In the resulting first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, David Ragan led, with Trevor Bayne second, but Ragan was black flagged for changing lanes before the white flag. And then a solo push by Tony Stewart helped set off a chain of events that sent Robby Gordon to the apron and produced a wreck that collected Ryan Newman, Earnhardt Jr., and Martin Truex Jr. — that was the day's 16th caution.
2010 Daytona Winner
Jamie McMurray had passed the leader Kevin Harvick down the backstretch to take the lead on an overtime restart after Nascar extended the 200-lap race eight laps to ensure a green-flag finish.
McMurray had passed the leader Kevin Harvick down the backstretch to take the lead on an overtime restart after Nascar extended the 200-lap race eight laps to ensure a green-flag finish.
The victory will be the highlight of McMurray’s season, perhaps the highlight of his career, but the 2010 Daytona 500 will also be remembered as a lowlight for Nascar.
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