1979 Daytona 500 picked as NASCAR’s most memorable race

              FILE - Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
              FILE - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano celebrates his victory in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)
              FILE - Dale Earnhardt in victory lane after winning the International Race of Champions in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1995  (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
              FILE - Stock car racer Richard Petty raises his fingers in victory after winning the 300-mile NASCAR Grand National race in Trenton, N.J., on July 13, 1970. (AP Photo/File)
              FILE - Seven-time Winston Cup champion Richard Petty, of Level Cross, N.C., smiles as he talks in the garage area at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
              FILE - Cars take a turn during the first lap of a NASCAR Sportsman's stock car auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 24, 1954. (AP Photo, File)
              FILE - Bill France Jr., center, poses with Dale Earnhardt, left, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., after they started two NASCAR cars to officially open the NASCAR Cafe' Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Universal Studios CityWalk in Orlando, Fla. (Kelly Jordan/The Daytona Beach News-Journal via AP, File)
              FILE - Stock car driver and the winner of the 1984 Daytona Firecracker 400 auto race, Richard Petty of Randleman, N.C., sprays champaign in Victory Lane after he won the race Wednesday, July 4, 1984, the Daytona International Speedway. (AP Photo/Elliot Schecter, File)
              FILE - President Ronald Reagan congratulates stock car driver Richard Petty, who won the Firecracker 400 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla, July 4, 1984.  (AP Photo/Ira Schwarz, File)
              FILE - Bobby Allison, center, holds race driver Cale Yarborough's foot after Yarborough, right, kicked him following  the Daytona 500 auto race in Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 18, 1979.  (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
1979 Daytona 500 picked as NASCAR’s most memorable race