The Daytona 500 is regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse. Championship points awarded are equal to that of any other NASCAR Cup Series race.
What is the main Nascar race?
The Brickyard 400, which began in 1994, has often been referred to as either a fifth major or as the fourth major in place of Talladega. The Winston 500, now the GEICO 500, at Talladega has usually been considered the major, but the Fall race at the track has sometimes been recognized as such.
Has a woman ever won the Daytona 500?
Danica Patrick, arguably NASCAR’s most prominent female driver, competed full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for five years (as well as part-time in two others). She made her final start in the 2018 Daytona 500.
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Is there a girl NASCAR driver?
Jennifer Jo Cobb set to become first woman in a NASCAR Cup race since Danica Patrick. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After nearly two decades of NASCAR starts, Jennifer Jo Cobb is set to make her debut in the sport’s top series.
How much do NASCAR drivers get paid for winning?
Through the purse split, the winner, on average, takes home $47,500 a race while the loser makes close to $8,500. Kyle Busch became the highest-paid NASCAR driver when he won the 2019 Cup Series.