The Daytona 500, known as "The Great American Race" is bookmarked in NASCAR history each and every time it is run not only for the prestige it brings the winning driver, but for all the ancillary stories that accompany the race considered the Super Bowl of the sport.
Many of the stories that carry significant importance revolve around multiple generations of a family and their relationship to the Daytona 500.
For some it is about victory, tragedy, controversy, first time attempts in the great race and a plethora of stories that play out during the Daytona 500.
The potential for drama lurks on each and every lap. The importance of this race to the drivers involved is amplified over that of any other race on the circuit.
This year one more family member will join a list that includes his father and uncles who have raced in the Daytona 500, though none have been fortunate enough to capture a win.
Steve Wallace, son of 1989 Winston Cup (Sprint Cup) Champion, Rusty Wallace, will debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series on the new surface of Daytona International Speedway.
There have been fathers and sons and brothers who have hoisted the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane at Daytona.
Emotional stories have unfolded from the announcer's booth with a family member calling the race when their son or brother crossed the finish line first.
The Daytona 500 is all about prestige and history. Let's take a look at some of the great stories that revolve around some of NASCAR's most prominent families.