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The Daytona 500 is money-wise the biggest stock car racing event on the NASCAR racing calendar and it is also distinctive for the fashion that drivers have to qualify for a starting position in it. get more information The Daytona 500's exclusive qualifying process was designed by the pioneer of NASCAR, Bill France, who also wrote most of the other rules and regulations governing the sport in the present day He had two main objectives for changing the rules for the Daytona 500: firstly, to boost income from the race because the venue for the Daytona 500 is so expensive and secondly, to better prepare the drivers by making them have to meet the criteria under racing circumstances Bill France decided to follow the convention set by other, shorter Daytona tracks, rather than use standard NASCAR qualifying two laps He also determined to allow soft-tops and hardtops to take part in the Daytona 500 by putting them through a 100 mile qualifier which was to take place two days before the main race on the Sunday In 1969, the NASCAR authorities decided to move the qualifying races to the preceding Thursday and increased the qualifying distance from 100 miles to 125 miles In 2005, this distance was again raised to 150 miles There has only ever been one year in the times past of the Daytona 500 when the qualifying races had to be cancelled and that was in 1968, more than forty years ago One would expect the winner of the qualifiers to win the major event, but this is not usually what happens In 1962, the legendary Fireball Roberts achieved it and in 2004, so did Dale Earnhardt Jnr Nonetheless in the history of the Daytona 500, only eight drivers have won both the qualifiers and the final The winner in the qualifiers has come second fourteen times, so if you want to place a bet, that is a better bet Another remarkable statistic is that only once have the first and second places in the Daytona 500 gone to the winners of the two qualifiers That occurred in 1995 with Sterling Marlin and Dale Earnhardt In fact, things have not frequently gone smoothly for the get more information winners of the Daytona 500 qualifiers Thirty-eight qualifying winners have finished up in the thirty-first place or worse The ultimate misfortune however went to Tony Stewart who is the only winner of a qualifying race in the history of Daytona 500 to have come in last in the actual Daytona 500 itself get more information
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