The Daytona 500 Race

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Daytona 500 Race: The fresh breeze of February is signaling the return of racing season with a nine-day motor racing campaign packed with action packed six races, which culminates with Daytona 500. On the sun-bathed beach of Daytona Beach, FL flocks of visitors come annually to watch the most likely event in the history of the car racing. The Daytona 500 is a 500 mile, 200-lap racing event held in Daytona Beach, Florida at Daytona International Speedway. This race is considered to be the most prestigious race in the history of the NASCAR. The race is also known as the “great American race” or the “super bowl of stock car racing.” This race is unique in its way as Daytona 500 race is the restrictor plate race, which means that for the assurance…show more content…
In the start of February, almost 200, 000 people came over to Daytona to see the Daytona 500 which is the season-opener. Daytona 500 NASCAR History: Daytona 500 is considered to be the successor of the short lap races that were arranged on the beach several years before the inaugural. Alongside the highway, these tracks arranged, and only the windshields wipers were used by the drivers to battle the sand. 1959 is the opening year of the Daytona 500; this was the first time when the most lovable race arranged on the Daytona International Speedway on the Daytona Beach. By the year 1961, the race was renowned by its cognomen- the ‘Daytona 500’. The first winner, patriarch and the legend of the Daytona 500 were Lee Petty. This race was pretty much on its way. As initially, Jonny Beauchamp declared the winner but, then the call for victory got reversed after the pictures of the finish line poured several days. After the declaration of the results, the results got revoked, and Lee Perry was declared the winner of the first ever Daytona…show more content…
This success makes him the first ever person who captures the consecutive victories. The battle between David Pearson and Richard Petty in the year 1976 also carried with it a hallmark of the most exciting race. In that particular race, Petty was leading the contest, as soon as he tried to pass the person from beneath, the Petty car struck the Pearson car, and both of them reeled out into the grass field. Pearson gets his car started and finished the race, with his vehicle hobbling over the finish line. Daytona 500 declared as the national sport, in the year 1979, when it for the first time telecasted on national
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