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Our first look at the Daytona 500 has our hearts racing Sarah Crabill / Stringer
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Cars race during the weather delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)

The Daytona 500 is not just a race, it is a spectacle. It’s both the start of the season and the biggest race of the year. NASCAR’s Super Bowl equivalent doesn’t occur at the end of a long season of racing, it is a celebration that those hard months without racing are finally over. Fox’s first commercial advertising the event hints at the spectacle coming our way on February 18th.

The flyovers, the wrecks, the celebrations and the history are all briefly shown in the 30 second spot. If a 30 second spot can get us this pumped up, what is going to happen on race day? We can’t wait.

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Anthony Brown's crowning achievements are rebuilding a $500 Honda VFR and getting rid of his wife's beige Camry. He has owned nine cars in the last ten years, none of them automatic.
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