Daytona 500 through the years

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    President Trump giving a speech alongside first lady Melania Trump in Victory Lane prior to the Daytona 500 on Feb 16, 2020. 
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    Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota, to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series DAYTONA 500 at Florida's Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 21, 2016.
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    Ray Thompson in the #390 Studebaker spins out as Fonty Flock in the #500B Dodge and Joe Eubanks in the #56 Ford get ready to race past him during the NASCAR Daytona Beach and Road Course race on Feb. 26, 1956.
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    The green flag starts the first Daytona 500 in 1959. Lee Petty, driving an Oldsmobile, beat Johnny Beauchamp's Ford Thunderbird by inches to take the victory. Both hardtops and convertibles ran in the race, an official "sweepstakes" race for both NASCAR Grand National (now Cup) and Convertible Divisions.
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    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump riding in the presidential limousine as they take a pace lap ahead of the start of the Daytona 500 in 2020.
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    Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet, edges Mark Martin, driver of the #01 U.S. Army Chevrolet, at the finish line to win the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, 2007.
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    NASCAR legend Richard Petty enjoys a moment with President George W. Bush during pre-race introductions at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, 2004.
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    Air Force One takes off with President George W. Bush aboard after attending the NASCAR Nextel Cup Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, 2004 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    David Pearson, driver of the #21 Wood Brothers Mercury and Richard Petty, driver of the #43 STP Dodge, crash during theWinston Cup Daytona 500 on Feb. 15, 1976 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Pearson was able to drive across the line, with Petty finishing second.
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    Paul Menard, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, wrecks during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 on Feb. 17, 2019.
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