Daytona 500

Publication date: 23 Aug 2022

About the Daytona 500 motor racing

Daytona 500 auto race is an annual event in the world of professional motor racing, held at the Daytona International Speedway. It is the premier and most prestigious Nascar race gathering some of the world’s best drivers. The Daytona 500 is called the great American race. The duration of this race is 500 miles (805 km).

Official Daytona 500 website

2023 Daytona 500

The 65th race of the Daytona 500 will take place on 19 February 2023 at Daytona International Speedway (Florida, USA). More than 100,000 permanent seats are available in the grandstands.

History of the Daytona 500

The first Daytona 500 was held in 1959 at Daytona International Speedway. Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500, defeating Johnny Beauchamp.

The length of this motor race is 500 miles. Nevertheless, in some years the length of the race has been officially shortened due to weather conditions: 1965, 1966, 2003, 2009.

In 1979, the Daytona 500 was broadcast live on national television for the first time. From this point onwards, race car drivers began to be provided with cameras, which have become an important part in all kinds of motor racing broadcasts.

Since 1995, TV ratings for the Daytona 500 have surpassed those of the larger Indy 500 car race.

The 2020 race was the longest ever with a length of 522.5 miles.

Previous Daytona 500 auto race results

The year Venue Results
2022 Daytona International Speedway, Florida, USA Austin Cindric (Team Penske)
2021 Daytona International Speedway, Florida, USA Michael McDowell (Front Row Motorsports)
2020 Daytona International Speedway, Florida, USA Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing)

2024 Daytona 500

There is no information yet on the dates for the 2024 Daytona 500.

Keep an eye out for car race dates and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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