Countdown to the DAYTONA 500: 6 days to go

6: No car bearing the No. 6 has ever won the DAYTONA 500, despite a surfeit of talent behind the wheel of cars fielded by the likes of NASCAR Hall of Famers Cotton Owens and Jack Roush. As an owner/driver, Owens won the pole for the 1960 edition of the Great American Race but finished 40th among the 68 drivers who started the event after his transmission failed.

The driver who came closest to putting the 6 in Victory Lane was not one of the NASCAR Hall of Famers who have driven the car—among them Owens, David Pearson, Buddy Baker and Mark Martin. No, it was Chargin’ Charlie Glotzbach who finished second twice, by one car-length to LeeRoy Yarbrough in 1969 and by one lap to A.J. Foyt in 1972. – 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.