NASCAR’s Sprint series season starts in February with the infamous Daytona 500. This year the race is on February 20. This premier event is the one all NASCAR drivers want to win and is the most publicized event in the NASCAR Sprint Series. Last year the winner was Jamie McMurray.
Since its inception in 1959, there has been numerous dramatic finishes, usually the race comes down to the last few laps. The race is 500 miles, and is 200 laps around the Daytona National Speedway. The race is sometimes referred to as the “Great American Race.”