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Daytona 500: Power Ranking the Top 15 Drivers with a Chance To Win

There have been 52 trips to Victory Lane when a driver has hoisted the Harley J. Earl trophy and his name has been forever etched in the history books as the winner of the Daytona 500. It is a status achieved by some drivers multiple times, some only once and many never.  Winning the "Great American Race" is like winning no other race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. Drivers have raced on a new surface twice before at Daytona.  The first was the inaugural race in 1959 and the second was the first live telecast of a NASCAR race in 1979. The drivers liked the old track surface with its bumps, humps, grooves and filled holes, but they realized it was time for a new track. Now with the new fast, black racing surface, handling is out ...

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