Daytona 500 is a 500-mile-long annual motor race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It is one of the four restrictor plate races on the Cup schedule.
The motor race is considered the most important and prestigious competition on the NASCAR calendar. The points awarded at Daytona 500 are equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race.
Daytona 500, sometimes also called The Great American Race or the Super Bowl of Stock Car Racing is the first race of the year in the Sprint Cup Series. Since 1995, television ratings for the event have been the highest of all auto races in the US.