2014 Coke Zero 400 Details
Daytona International isn't your average little racetrack, which is something that absolutely
everyone who loves NASCAR understands loud and clear. Even though the Daytona 500 is obviously an iconic part of NASCAR, you're
way off if you think there aren't plenty of other top-tier events that go down at Daytona International, and one of the very
best you're going to find is the Coke Zero 400. This is an event that routinely draws the most talented drivers around to
the racetrack, giving fans the perfect sporting event that has had them pouring into the stands routinely for decades, although
the event has gone by different names over the years.
Don't get left wondering what the atmosphere of the big race is
like when you could actually head out with all your fellow fans and see it for yourself at one of the best racetracks in the
country as the Coke Zero 400 gets underway with expectations of bringing NASCAR fans another rip-roaring event that will have
them buzzing long after the checkered flag gets whipped out. This is a racetrack is always popping each and every year for
the Coke Zero 400, which is a something that isn't likely to change any time in the near future thanks to this event having
not only a rich tradition of excellence but a great future ahead of it. There is nothing like seeing NASCAR the way it was
meant to be seen, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see it all for yourself this summer as your favorite drivers
convene in sunny Daytona for an unbelievable race that you won't soon forget.
2014 Coke Zero 400 Drivers
never know when you're going to see a great race that everyone will be talking about around town, as this is a race that is
always bringing in fans by the tens of thousands. With a great field, a passionate crowd and a world-class venue, this is
a race that the top drivers in the world tend to be thinking about long before they get a crack at taking down the checkered
flag, as Daytona is just one of those racetracks that is known to capture fans for life. But the biggest reason for the big
crowds isn't even the venue, as the drivers are always the best of the best around NASCAR. Drivers like David Pearson (5),
Tony Stewart (4) and Richard Petty (3) represent just a few of the multiple winners for this one, and you can bet on there
being some unbelievable moments that you'll be buzzing about long after the Coke Zero 400 wraps.
Coke Zero 400
When the race was started in 1959, it was only 250 miles and scheduled for the morning of July 4th. This led
to it gaining its original name, the Firecracker 250. In 1963, it was expanded to 400 miles, and with time, it moved to being
a night race, making it as unique as it is electrifying. No matter who has sponsored the event, though, it has always been
packed with rubbing, heart-pounding moves and exciting finishes that have captured the imaginations of NASCAR fans. David
Pearson holds the all-time lead with five total wins, though Tony Stewart and Cale Yarborough aren't far behind with four
wins apiece. Woods Brothers Racing also remains the most dominant team, with nine total wins over the years and solidifying
it as a dominant force in this exciting event.
2014 Coke Zero 400 Trivia
Did you know that David Pearson
won this event three straight times in the 1970s?
After winning in 1961, it took a long time for Pearson to get back
on top here, though he won it in 1972 and started an unprecedented run to the finish line. Pearson went on to win in 1973
and 1974, then added yet another win in 1978 just so fans were clear on how good he actually is.
2014 Coke Zero
400 Spectator Experience
This is an event that has been developing a reputation for greatness for a very long time,
and there is nothing quite like being there when your favorite driver whips around the corner and guns it down the homestretch.
Perhaps more than any other sport, NASCAR really springs to life when you get a chance to see it first-hand, as you really
can't capture the buzz of the crowd or the racetrack from home just because you have a fancy sound system and a big flatscreen
– both of which mainly miss the point of an enormous spectator sport like NASCAR.
And the Coke Zero 400 remains
one of the very best races of the year for a reason. Daytona is one of the top racetracks in the world and this is an event
that brings together an unbelievable field that guarantees plenty of bench-gripping moments that will have the stands roaring
with excitement once again this July as the Coke Zero 400 gets underway.