Thursday, May 23, 2013


Daytona International Speedway

Daytona 500The Great American Race--popularized by broadcaster Ken Squire, referring to the race's status as the premiere race in American stock car racing.
The Super Bowl of Racing--despite being the season's first race, the 500 is considered the most-prestigious in American racing (see above), and typically has the pomp and circumstance of a championship game.

Southern 500 (Darlington):  The Granddaddy of Them All--Darlington, the first high-speed race track in the south, hosted the first 500-mile race in stock-car history.

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