The start of the 2012 NASCAR season will commemorate the 54th running of the Great American Race.
When it's the time of year for the Daytona 500, you can’t do much else but think about all of the moments this race produced for the sport. There are many moments to choose from. In fact, it was very hard to come up with this list because there are so many defining moments.
This list is complied of many NASCAR legends that include Richard Petty, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt. These are moments that have given NASCAR the popularity it has today and defined the sport as a mainstay in this country.
The Daytona 500 is a race that has defined legends and created others. We will now count down the moments that have shaped the legends and NASCAR itself as we know it today.