Top 6 most influential NASCAR races in history, including the Daytona 500

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There are plenty of exciting NASCAR races that have contributed to the sport becoming as popular as it is today. The most impactful ones featured some of the biggest moments in NASCAR history and played a pivotal role in transforming the league into its current form. With all of that in mind, here are the top six most influential races of all time.

6. 2011 Ford 400

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5. 2001 Daytona 500

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4. 1992 Hooters 500

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3. 1984 Firecracker 400

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2. 1979 Daytona 500

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1. The 1959 Daytona 500

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