Win Big with “The Countdown Sweepstakes”

On February 21, 2016, 40 drivers will line up for the start of the Daytona 500. It will be the first time since 1997 that the season opener will feature a starting field fewer than 43. That year was the number of entrants was 42. You’d have to go all the way back to 1985 for the last Daytona 500 with 40 or less drivers.

Just like previous years, there is no telling who could find their way into Victory Lane at the end of the grueling 500 miles. It could be a young gun similar to when Trevor Bayne surprised the NASCAR world by winning the 2011 version of the “Great American Race” or it could be a veteran, two-time Daytona 500 winner like Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth.

The point is no one knows who will be posing with the Harley J. Earl Trophy after the race. But, that’s what makes this sport so entertaining.

Any driver can win the sport’s biggest race.

However, we want to know who you think it will be. This is your chance to use your prognostication skills (or psychic abilities) to predict who will win the 58th running of the Daytona 500. What’s to lose?

Plus, if you correctly identify the race winner you could win one of three great prize packs from Lionel Racing. Check out the slideshows below to see what you could take home for correctly identifying the race winner.

The first-place prize package includes the following: $250 gift card for, race-worn driver uniform autographed by Trevor Bayne (from a dirt-track race), race-used sheet metal from Hendrick Motorsports autographed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2015 Kevin Harvick No. 4 Folds of Honor Chevrolet SS Color Chrome prototype, official Sunoco checkered flag autographed by Kyle Busch, $250 gift card for and VIP passes to the RCCA May event and Lionel’s headquarters in Concord, N.C.

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The second-place prize package includes the following: $100 gift card for, race-worn crew member uniform from the No. 88 AMP Energy team, race-used sheet metal from Roush Fenway Racing and a Lionel Racing 1:24-scale Action Racing Collectables die-cast.

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The third-place prize package includes the following: $50 gift card for, Tony Stewart t-shirt, Mobil 1 ball cap and a Lionel Racing 1:24-scale Action Racing Collectables die-cast.

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