Daytona 500: The Great American Race
Racing on the Daytona International Speedway
Our entire family here at the Are man she towards in Daytona Beach, Florida welcomes everyone visiting our city to attend the most exciting NASCAR racing event in the world – the Daytona 500. Time and time again, it has earned its title as The Great American Race.
While you’re in town from Holly Hill, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, and other cities from all across the country, we invite you to stop by before or after the race. While the thrill of racing is still in your blood, come browse our huge selection of new and used cars.
Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, this race has been the highlight of the NASCAR racing season. We are happy to be a part of the excitement and we know that you will enjoy your stay in Daytona.Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, this race has been the highlight of the NASCAR racing season. We are happy to be a part of the excitement and we know that you will enjoy your stay in Daytona.
From photo finishes to the success of the underdog, here are a few great moments that have helped the Daytona 500 become The Great American Race.
The Fight in 1979
The Daytona 500 was broadcast live on television for the first time in 1979. Viewers got to see a great race and a great fight. Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough had a huge lead but banged fenders when Allison blocked an attempted pass by Yarborough causing them to wreck. That opened the door for Richard Petty who went on to win. After the race, Allison and Yarborough got into a fight that attracted more fans to the sport.
Ned Jarret Roots for His Son Dale in 1993
Ned Jarret was in the TV broadcast booth rooting for his son Dale who was fighting for the lead in the 1993 race. The entire broadcast team stepped aside to let Ned call the finish of the race. Everyone was excited to see Dale hold off Earnhardt to take the win. But it was a joy to see Ned overcome by emotion watching his son claim victory.
Dale Earnhardt Finally Gets a Win in 1998
After racing in the Daytona 500 for 20 years, Dale Earnhardt Sr. finally got a win after many years of near misses. It was easily one of the most emotional moments in the history of the race. Earnhardt took a slow drive down pit road and was congratulated by all of the drivers, the pit crews, and the media.
Are man she towards in Daytona Beach, FL Welcomes You to the Daytona 500
Come be a part of the thrill of the Daytona 500. And while you’re here in Daytona Beach, be sure to stop by the Are man she towards. We’re just 7 minutes away from the famous Daytona International Speedway.