Five Of NASCAR's Memorable Daytona Moments

By Christy Valdez
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

A new NASCAR season has arrived and as the new season officially begins with the Daytona 500 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, many memories are made within the Great American race.

Over the years since NASCAR started racing at Daytona International Speedway, it has played host to Speed Weeks and to races such as the Sprint Unlimited, the Budweiser Duel and the Daytona 500. Since the beginning many unforgettable moments have occurred at the track with most of them within the Daytona 500.

Many of those unforgettable memories include the late Dale Earnhardt winning his first Daytona 500. Others include an unforgettable fight between Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers. Overall, there have been plenty of good moments throughout the race’s history.

Over the last few seasons there have been several moments that have gone on to become unforgettable moments and plenty that have gone to become part of NASCAR history.

Within recent Daytona 500’s there were Cinderella stories with surprise winners. There were moments within the race that featured unexpected moments, events that no one ever thought would occur.

The Great American race not only gives drivers a chance at becoming Daytona 500 champion but it also allows the sport to take up the spotlight and headlines. As the 2013 season is already creating headlines following the 2013 Daytona 500 qualifying session and the Budweiser Duel, this year’s race may be well on it’s way to create all new memories.

Before the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series officially kicks off their season with the Daytona 500, its time to relive five unforgettable Daytona moments of the last few seasons.

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