As NASCAR's best prepare for the Great American Race, ESPN Classic presents some of the most memorable races in the history of the Daytona 500.
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1979 Daytona 500 (Feb 19) - Richard Petty wins the race but it's a crash and subsequent fight between leaders Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison that made this race famous.
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1981 Daytona 500 (Feb 15) - Richard Petty wins his 7th and final Daytona 500 title.
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1984 Daytona 500 (Feb 19)
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1985 Daytona 500 (Feb 17)
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1988 Daytona 500 (Feb 14)
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1990 Daytona 500 (Feb 18) - Dale Earnhardt led for much of the race but a shredded tire costs him the checkered flag. Derrike Cope wins.
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1993 Daytona 500 (Feb 14) - This race comes down to the Dale and Dale show.
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1997 Daytona 500 (Feb 16)
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1998 Daytona 500 (Feb 15) - The late Dale Earnhardt wins his first Daytona 500 after trying unsuccessfully 19 previous times.
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1999 Daytona 500 (Feb 14) - Jeff Gordon wins his first Daytona 500.
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2004 Daytona 500 (Feb 15) - Just three years after the Daytona 500 race that claimed Dale Sr., Dale Earnhardt Jr. honours the memory and legacy of his late father with an emotional victory.
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2005 Daytona 500 (Feb 20) - Jeff Gordon takes his third Daytona 500.
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2007 Daytona 500 (Feb 18) - Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag.
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2008 Daytona 500 (Feb 17) - The 50th running of the Great American Race.
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