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What happens to the winning car of the Daytona 500?

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In 1996, NASCAR started a tradition of displaying the Daytona 500 winner's car on public view for the duration of a year. The car moves directly from the track to a public viewing area at the Daytona International Speedway. After a year of display, the car is returned to the winning team at the next year's Daytona 500 race.

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What happens to the winning car of the Daytona 500?
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No alterations are made to the winning car before it is put on display for public view. The car is left in its original race-winning condition, allowing viewers to get an authentic view of what a winning race car really looks like after it has been put through its paces.

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