Daytona 500  The Great American Race Heats Up!

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Feb 09, 2024

The Daytona-500, which is the most popular race in NASCAR, is here for its final game on February 18th, 2024. Mark the dates in your calendar and get ready to go on a ride.

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The schedule - Don’t miss out!


February 14: Daytona 500 Qualifying Race

February 15: Bluegreen Vacations Duel (7:00 PM ET)

February 16: Fresh From Florida 250 (7:30 PM ET)

February 17: ARCA Menards Series (1:30 PM ET)

February 18: DAYTONA 500 - The Main Event! (2:30 PM ET)

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History and Records

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The first Daytona 500 was held in 1959 and was won by Lee Petty.

In 2016, there was a close race between Denny Hamlina and Martin Turex jr. by 0.010 seconds.

The fastest speed was achieved by Buddy Baker in 1980 (177.602mph).

The most cautions in the Daytona 500 history were in 2011, when 16 yellow flags were waved, resulting in 60 laps.

In 2011, the yellow flag was waved 16 times which resulted in 60 laps in the history of Daytona-500.

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Top contenders

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Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney are strong contenders and have set good records at Daytona.

Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, and Alex Bowman have been champions in the past and have high probabilities of victory.

Denny Hamlin has won three times in the Daytona 500. Kyle Busch can also be a threat.

Ross Chastain and Daniel Suárez have performed pretty well in the recent races.

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Controversy and Drama

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In the 2001 Daytona race, Dale Earnhardt who was among the most popular racers in NASCAR died in a crash on the final lap.

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In 2012, Juan Pablo Montoya’s car hit a truck which was clearing waste on the track. The car caught fire.

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In 2020, a great racer Ryan Newman was hit from behind and got flipped in the air. When the car touched the ground, it got hit again by another car.

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