Kevin Harvick (he was previously the 2007 winner of the Daytona 500)
Dale Earnhardt died in a final lap crash at the 2001 Daytona 500.
Cale Yarborough won the race in that year.
Dave Stacy from Enon, Ohio
The last Daytona 500 was on February 24, 2013 and was won by Jimmie Johnson. This is the first race of every new Nascar Cup Series season.
NASCAR Live - 2007 Daytona 500 was released on: USA: 2007
The last was, Dale Earnhardt, February 18, 2001 (Daytona 500) 49 yrs old.
For Nascar it's hard to say, but for the Daytona 500 you can win 1.5 million in that one race alone.
The first Daytona 500 was run in 1959. The first Daytona 500 to be the first race on the NASCAR schedule was the 1982 Daytona 500.
== == Almost 50 years 60 years..NASCAR celebrated its 50th Daytona 500 last weekend
The Daytona 500 is a 500 mile Nascar sprint cup series held nationally at the Daytona International Speedway in Floride. About 20 million spectators generally view the Nascar event on TV.