Spotters guide: The 2013 Daytona 500

Spotters guide: The 2013 Daytona 500

On Sunday, the biggest race on the NASCAR calendar, the Daytona 500, takes place. Andrew van de Burgt previews the event and runs through the field ahead of the season opener

With almost $20 million of prize money up for grabs, not to mention the honour of adding their name next to the likes of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, it's the race every driver wants to win.

The event also marks the first point-paying outing for NASCAR's Gen 6 racer. The most obvious change to the previous model is that the cars now look like their road-going cousins. Putting the stock back into stock cars is the mantra, and so far everyone seems to agree that they are prettier beasts than the templated cars they replace.

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