Saturday March 2nd, 2024 5:42AM

Countdown to the DAYTONA 500: 12 days to go

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service

Only twice has a car sporting No. 12 won the Daytona 500, and both occasions were especially noteworthy.

In 1988, 50-year-old Bobby Allison took the checkered flag in the No. 12 Stavola Brothers Racing Buick, with son Davey Allison trailing him to the finish line by two car lengths—the only 1-2 finish by a father and son in the history of the Great American Race.

In 2008, Ryan Newman won the 50th running of the event in No. 12 Team Penske Dodge with a welcome push from teammate and runner-up Kurt Busch on the final lap. Newman described the assist from Busch as “the push from heaven.” 

WDUN will carry live MRN Radio coverage of the February 18 Daytona 500 on 102.9 FM, AM 550, and streaming live on AccessWDUN.

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