Ranking the 20 Greatest Moments in Daytona 500 History

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Ranking the 20 Greatest Moments in Daytona 500 History
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Danica Patrick's historic achievement of winning the pole position for Sunday's 55th Daytona 500 was the latest in a long list of some of the greatest moments associated with The Great American Race.

From triumph to tragedy, Daytona has produced some of the most unforgettable elements of NASCAR's overall historic legacy. The majority of Daytona's most memorable moments have come during NASCAR's modern era of 1972 to the present, but we also go back to the race's early years for moments that should be on this written highlight reel.

As we prepare for Sunday's race, let's revisit the Daytona 500's 20 greatest moments. And don't be surprised if we have at least another moment or two in this year's version of NASCAR's Super Bowl that may ultimately be added to this list.


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