The Daytona 500 is recognized as the greatest stock car race in the world and on February 26, 2017 the 59th running will take place at Daytona International Speedway. Ever since drivers ran up and down the famed beach course from 1936-58, Daytona has been synonymous with speed. The first Daytona 500 at the newly-constructed Daytona International Speedway took place on February 22, 1959 with a field of 59 cars and crowd of over 40,000. Since then, the race has grown to become one of the top sporting events in the country.
The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season begins on February 26 with the 59th running of the Daytona 500, a race that Ford has won 14 times overall, including four times in the past eight years.
This marks the first in a series of videos that will highlight Ford Performance’s involvement in “The Great American Race”.
In this initial installment, Ford drivers Kevin Harvick, Trevor Bayne, Landon Cassill, Danica Patrick, Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and Aric Almirola talk about what makes the Daytona 500 unique.