The Great American Race, otherwise known as the Daytona 500, is one of Sports' Greatest Championships! Since the first Daytona 500 in 1959, hundreds of thousands of people have attended the 200-lap race. Now, young readers can learn about the race's history, the famous drivers, the spectacular crashes, and the future of the sport from in their library. Informative sidebars add to the high impact photographs and easy-to-read text, bringing Sports' Greatest Championships to readers of all ages. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.