DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR folks like to call the Daytona 500 the Super Bowl of their sport.
Which it is.
The Daytona 500 is, by any measure, stock-car racing’s premier event. It has produced the most history. It draws the largest audience. As sports go, it’s as much a slice of Americana as the World Series, Masters, Kentucky Derby and Final Four, even the Super Bowl.