The Story Behind the 2017 Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was the last lap of the Daytona 500. Denny Hamlin, the driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, was sitting in third place when Joey Logano’s No. 22 Ford spun out in front of him and sent his car into a spin as well.

As Hamlin’s car spun and shot across the track, he collided with the wall, but then he found himself facing the right direction again — in first place.

Now all Hamlin had to do was hold off Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., who were dueling behind him and seemed to have just enough speed to overtake him if they worked together. But Busch and Truex were teammates, so they ended up racing each other instead of catching up to Hamlin.

It seemed like a sure thing that one of them would reach Hamlin before they crossed the finish line. The crowd roared as Busch’s No. 18 Toyota inched closer to Hamlin’s bumper, but then it was over: Hamlin won his first Daytona 500 by 0.010 seconds — or about three feet.

As the Great American Race, Daytona is NASCAR’s premier event. On February 26th, 2017, 40 cars will compete in a grueling 200-lap race around the 2.5 mile high-banked tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway to determine who will be crowned champion. For many fans of racing, the 500 is their favorite race of the year and arguably one of the most exciting races on the NASCAR schedule. If you’re unfamiliar with NASCAR or new to watching racing, the Daytona 500 is a great race for newcomers because of how exciting it can be and how often there are multiple accidents per lap that occur throughout the race.

Daytona has held a special place in my heart since I first started watching NASCAR over 15 years ago. It was 2001 and I was only 9 years old when I watched Dale Earnhardt Jr. win his first Daytona 500 after riding around in second place for much of the race behind his father Dale Earnhardt Sr., who had won the previous two Daytona 500s.

My interest in NASCAR ebbed and flowed as I grew up but 2015 would turn out to be an incredible year for me as a fan of racing. After spending six months working

In a few days the 59th annual Daytona 500 will be run. The Great American Race will start at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2017. It is expected to bring in hundreds of thousands of fans to the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, and millions more will watch on television.

The race is considered the beginning of a new season for NASCAR, not only because it’s the first race of the year (aside from the non-points-paying Sprint Unlimited), but because it sets the tone for the rest of the season. And so in anticipation for this year’s “Super Bowl” of racing, let’s take a look back at last year’s event and see what we can expect from this season’s running of The Great American Race.

Daytona 500 is the first race of the season and it’s the biggest race of the year. Every driver wants to win it. There are so many different things for people to do there, especially for families.

The Daytona 500 started in 1959, but NASCAR has been around since 1948 when Bill France started the sport. That first weekend was actually two races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday at Daytona Beach. There is a museum that you can go to learn more about that weekend, and there are plenty of other things to see and do while you’re there as well.

Daytona Beach has long been a hotspot for tourists and vacationers alike. It’s located on Florida’s east coast between Jacksonville and Miami with plenty of hotels, restaurants and things to do within walking distance from each other or by car or taxi service if necessary (which is why I recommend renting a car before arriving at your destination).

The 50th running of the Daytona 500 will take place on February 17, 2013. The race is NASCAR’s biggest race.

The race is held at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. It is usually held on the first Sunday in February. The race has been won by some of the great names in racing such as Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon.

It is called “the Great American Race” because it is a 500-mile race and because it was one of the first races of the NASCAR season.

Who will win? Well, we will have to wait and see!

The Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long (805 km) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series motor race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the first of two 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 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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 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 long-time rival Indianapolis 500 which had traditionally been held on Memorial Day weekend—a now popularly celebrated holiday associated with camping and family gatherings such as picnics and barbecues; since 2014, it has

The 59th annual Daytona 500, which took place on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, featured an unusual number of crashes, as well as a surprising winner.

The race was won by Kurt Busch, driving the No. 41 Monster Energy Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. Busch is a former series champion who has had some success at Daytona in the past. But his victory was still a surprise to many racing pundits, who did not expect him to win the race. Among those surprised by the victory was Busch himself, who expressed his excitement and disbelief during his postrace interview with Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little.

“I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it!,” he said repeatedly after exiting his car. He also jumped into the air and pumped his arms in celebration before being congratulated by other drivers on pit road.

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