The 59th running of the Daytona 500 is getting nearer and nearer — in fact, it’s just five days away now.
Yes, this year’s 500 is set for Feb. 26th at 2 p.m. on FOX, five days from now, which leads us to some interesting countdown race trivia.
In what is now known as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, eight drivers have won more than one race in the No. 5.
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Those eight include NASCAR Hall of Fame member Terry Labonte (12 race victories), Kasey Kahne (five), Ricky Rudd (four), Neil Bonnett (tw0), Kyle Busch (four) and two more NASCAR Hall of Famers, Mark Martin (five) and Cotton Owens (three).
You know what those seven drivers have in common, besides winning races in the No. 5?
None of those seven ever won the Daytona 500 as a driver.