The Daytona 500 has had its share of exciting finishes. The drivers involved in these finishes range from the greatest drivers the sport has ever seen, such as Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty and David Pearson, to drivers that were unknown prior to the race.
The Daytona 500 is truly a race that creates and defines legends.
It is amazing that in the 53-year history of the race, we have 10 finishes that rank among the top finishes the sport has ever seen at any track. Restrictor plates have played a part in a lot of these and is the main reason these finishes are so exciting, since they keep the cars so close together. These exciting finishes span seven different decades of the race.
With the recent excitement of the finishes in the Daytona 500, we can only imagine what could happen in just a few days when we have the 54th running of the Great American Race.