Daytona 500


Daytona 500
a race held each year in Daytona Beach, Florida for stock cars (= ordinary cars fitted with very powerful engines).

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▪ stock-car race
      annual U.S. stock-car race (stock-car racing) that is the most prestigious event in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) season. The race has been held every February since 1959 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and it consists of 200 laps around a 2.5 mile (4 km) tri-oval track.

      At the turn of the 21st century, NASCAR's popularity grew to unprecedented levels, and the Daytona 500 became one of the best-attended and highest-rated sporting events in the United States. Prominent drivers who have won at Daytona include Richard Petty (Petty, Richard) (whose father, Lee, won the inaugural race in 1959), Cale Yarborough (Yarborough, Cale), Jeff Gordon (Gordon, Jeff), and Dale Earnhardt (Earnhardt, Dale), who died after a crash in the 2001 race.

       Daytona 500 Table Winners of the Daytona 500 are provided in the table.

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