Countdown to the DAYTONA 500: 12 days to go

12: Only twice has a car sporting No. 12 won the DAYTONA 500, and both occasions were especially noteworthy. In 1988, 50-year-old Bobby Allison took the checkered flag in the No. 12 Stavola Brothers Racing Buick, with son Davey Allison trailing him to the finish line by two car-lengths—the only 1-2 finish by a father and son in the history of the Great American Race. In 2008, Ryan Newman won the 50th running of the event in No. 12 Team Penske Dodge with a welcome push from teammate and runner-up Kurt Busch on the final lap. Newman described the assist from Busch as “the push from heaven.”  – Reid Spencer

Tune-in to the 2024 DAYTONA 500 on Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.