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This weekend will see thousands of NASCAR fans flocking to Daytona International Speedway for the Great American Race – AKA the Daytona 500 (and depending on who you talk to, the Indy 500 but we’ll discuss that in a few months). Millions more will be watching the action on television, be it at home, at a friend’s house on the big screen, or surrounded by cold drinks and appetizers at the local sports bar.

Some people are fanatical when it comes to NASCAR, while others find it boring. loves racing in all shapes and sizes, and there’s something to be said for racing side-by-side at 200 mph for 500 miles. Still, during that time there’s bound to be moments where the action slows a bit, so we’ve compiled some neat facts on the Daytona 500 and Daytona International Speedway to impress your friends. 

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