The Daytona 500 is by just any estimation the grandaddy of stock car races.
For 52 years, it's provided some of the sport's most memorable moments, juxtaposed with incredible heartbreaks.
From the first Daytona 500 in 1959, each February has brought a new sense of hope for the drivers and teams.
For those who leave the race without a trophy, it's a long year to get another shot at NASCAR's biggest single race prize.
Here's a look back in no particular order at some of the more impressive races in Daytona 500 history.