Daytona International Speedway

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup season is a long and winding road consisting of 36 points-paying races held on 23 racetracks across America. The venues are diverse, with half-mile bullrings, twisting road courses, high-speed intermediates and white-knuckle plate tracks. Some thrill, some bore, some are in steeped in history, others lack any semblance of uniqueness.

NASCAR 2013: Starting Lineup for the Daytona 500

The 55th running the Great American Race is today
<p> NASCAR 2013: Starting Lineup for the Daytona 500</p>
The Daytona 500 revs up today at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for its 55th running. The legendary NASCAR race airs today on Fox at 1 p.m. (ET).

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The Daytona 500 is the Great American Race for a reason. Dreams are realized, careers are validated and history is made each and every season. For the 55th time in history, 43 cars will attempt to finish 200 laps around the 2.5-mile asphalt tri-oval called the Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona International Speedway Track Information

A NASCAR fan's guide to Daytona International Speedway
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Daytona International Speedway Race Stats

2013 Race Length: 500 miles/200 laps; 400 miles/160 laps

Track Qualifying Record: 210.364 mph (Bill Elliott, 1987)

Race Record: 500 - 177.602 mph (Buddy Baker, 1980); 400 - 173.473 mph (Bobby Allison, 1980)