It’s Daytona 500 week, so I wanted to look back in NASCAR history and see who won the big race in past years and how that added to their legacies.

1983 – Cale Yarborough won his third Daytona 500, which he would also win the following year. Only two racers have won back-to-back Daytona 500 races since 1975. Yarborough hadn’t won the Daytona 500 since 1977, which also happened on February 20th. The 1984 victory would be his last in the Daytona 500.

1994 – Sterling Martin wins his first Daytona 500, which he would also win the following year. His 1995 victory was the last time anyone won the race in back-to-back years. Just as with Yarborough, the 1995 victory was the final time Martin would win the Daytona 500.

2000 – Dale Jarrett wins his third Daytona 500. This was the final time he won the race in his career.

2005 – Jeff Gordon wins his third Daytona 500. He has not won the race since.

Talk about Feast or Famine. February 20th is either a great day to win the race or it marks the end of an era.