All that's behind us. But now they want to know how it feels not to have that question asked. Now they can go along and bug Terry Labonte and Rusty Wallace and some of these other guys who haven't won it. It's definitely special to win the Daytona 500. Now when Darrell (Waltrip) and me are sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch when we're both about 70, he can't say, 'I won it and you didn't'.
— Dale Earnhardt

Newman and I were friends. We were great teammates, and he needs to check his trophy case on that daytona 500 trophy I helped him get years ago.
Kurt Busch daytona quote

The Daytona 500 is a big race, and Darlington is just as big of an event, and a lot of people get excited for it.
— Kurt Busch

James Finch has always had pretty stout cars for the restrictor-plate races and I know we'll be very competitive at Daytona.
— Kurt Busch

I've been fortunate Daytona is a place I've run better than anywhere else, and that's a big race. Maybe it has to do with attention and pressure and the drive to do well when a lot of people are watching.
— daytona quotation by Danica Patrick