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Power-Ranking the Top 20 Drivers Ever to Race at Daytona in NASCAR

No. 1 Few NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers epitomize Daytona and winning like Richard Petty. He was an old school driver, son of three-time NASCAR champion Lee Petty. The racer, known for his sunglasses and cowboy hat, won both the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship seven times. His record was matched by only one other driver, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. He won his 200th race and final victory at the Firecracker 400 in Daytona on July 4, 1984. President Ronald Reagan celebrated with Petty in victory lane. He set the mark for all modern day NASCAR drivers including four-time champion Jeff Gordon. Daytona stats: 74 points races with 10 wins and 28 top-five finishes.Begin Slideshow...

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