Daytonas different feel gives the Great American Race added intrigue

John David Mercer—USA Today SportsNASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) leads the pack out of turn four during the Clash at Daytona at Daytona International Speedway.

Imagine if the NFL played the Super Bowl in August. That’s essentially what NASCAR does in February, kicking off the season with the sport’s crown jewel, the Daytona 500. NASCAR has the Chase to crown a champion, but the weight and importance of Dayt…READ MORE