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Quote Natalia
Complete the Daytona 500: The Great American Race in this 7-day special event, for your chance to win this year's Ford Fusion!
— Natalia, Agent
Complete all goals to own the
Ford Fusion
and up to 90 Icon Gold
Lead your team to victory
— In-game description.
Quote Natalia
You have been lent a Ford Fusion.

All upgrades, customizations and VIP will remain on the car permanently, whether you acquire it from this event or buy it later
— Natalia, Agent

Daytona 500: The Great American Race was an event in Real Racing 3. It gave the players a chance to win the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing), after Daytona 500 2017 Update (v5.1.0) was updated. Daytona 500: The Great American Race started on February 20th 2017 and has a 7-day limit[1].

The Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) has been added to NASCAR All-Star Series career series and Danica Patrick's Champion Cup bonus series, which both in the NASCAR category.

FAQ and Tips

Before starting the Daytona 500: The Great American Race special event, please view Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race

Stage 01 (NASCAR Warmup)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the first stage (NASCAR Warmup) are rewarded with 5 Icon Gold. Throughout the first stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Richmond International Raceway.

Quote Chip McGee
It's good to see ya, Rook! Listen, I called you here for a reason - the folks at Stewart-Haas Racing have given me one of their 2017 Ford Fusion stock cars to take for a spin today

Seein' as the DAYTONA 500 is comin' up, I thought it'd be a good time to get you back behind the wheel! So jump on in, and we'll get goin'!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway (Evening) 2
42.6
2,000
(+500)
400 5
Win this event
(Rolling Start)
2 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway (Evening) 1
42.6
1,000
(+250)
200 5
Maintain a total draft over 1093 yd (1000 m)
(Rolling Start)
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway (Evening) 2
42.6
2,000
(+500)
400 5
Be drafted by Chip Jr. for 5 seconds and then win
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
Hey there, I've been watching you from the sidelines and I've got to say, you're pretty talented out there. I'm Danica Patrick with Stewart-Haas Racing - pleased to meet you.

We lent Chip the Ford Fusion in the hopes he'd find a good sub in for the DAYTONA 500 to join Stewart-Haas. I'll be at Indy tomorrow running a trial to find that driver. You should come along.
— Danica Patrick
Quote Chip McGee
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! This is a great chance for you, Rook! I'll catch up with you the day after tomorrow - that is, once you're through the trials! And, heck, if you get to the end we keep the car!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

For tips and advice on stage 01, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 01.

Stage 02 (Team Trial Day)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the second stage (Team Trial Day) are rewarded with R$icon15,000 and 5 Icon Gold. Throughout the second stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Quote Danica Patrick
Hello again! Glad you could make it. Tonday I'm running a number of trials with a bunch of telents, just like you.

Whoever can complete the trials with the best results will go on to meet the team, and - hopefully - race with us at the 500!
— Danica Patrick
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway 3
45.3
6,800
(+1,700)
1,300 10
Place at least 3rd
(Rolling Start)
2 Event Speed SnapSpeed Snap Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Road Course
45.3
1,400 300 10
Win this event without going off-track for more than 2 seconds
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway 3
45.3
7,000
(+1,750)
1,300 10
Maintain a total draft off Danica over 2077 yd (1900m) and win
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
I think there's a pretty clear front-runner here. You've got the spot! Meet me back here tomorrow to meet the team and see if you've got what it takes to race with Stewart-Haas!
— Danica Patrick

For tips and advice on stage 02, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 02.

Stage 03 (Team Stewart-Haas)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the third stage (Team Stewart-Haas) are rewarded with 10 Icon Gold. Throughout the third stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Quote Danica Patrick
Hey, I'm glad you made it! I've just filled in the rest of the team, and they’re eager to race with you... So eager, they’re already on track and ready to go! You’ll meet Kevin Harvick, and Kurt Busch out there!
— Danica Patrick
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway 3
48.0
7,100
(+1,775)
1,300 15
Win this event with 6 overtakes
(Rolling Start)
2 Event Speed RecordSpeed Record Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Road Course 1
48.0
3,800
(+950)
700 15
Win this event without going off-track
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway 3
48.0
7,200
(+1,800)
1,400 15
Reach a lap time of 48 seconds on any lap
(Rolling Start)
4 Event NASCARNASCAR Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway 4
48.0
9,700
(+2,425)
1,800 15
Win this event with 10 overtakes, without being overtaken by Harvick
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
That's it! You did it. I'm getting the nods from the team, and from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, so you're all set. I'll start looking for a crew for you and-
— Danica Patrick
Quote Chip McGee
Woah, hold on there a minute! Are you sayin' you'll replace the Rook's pit crew? I didn't know how I feel about that. Actually, I DO know - I ain't happy! Rook, come see me at Richmond tomorrow.
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

For tips and advice on stage 03, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 03.

Stage 04 (Chip’s Challenge)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the fourth stage (Chip’s Challenge) are rewarded with R$icon20,000 and 10 Icon Gold. Throughout the fourth stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Richmond International Raceway.

Quote Chip McGee
Hey Rook - sorry I got a little heated yesterday. It's just that, well, I feel we’re a good team. We win races together, right? I'd be darn foolish to not have me on your crew!

So I thought, to make sure Stewart-Haas picks me to be your Crew Chief, that we could really brush up on your skills and show them what we can do together!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway 4
49.1
4,400
(+1,100)
800 20
Win this event and skid for at least 5 seconds OR
place at least 5th and skid for at least 10 seconds
(Rolling Start)
2 Event Time TrialTime Trial Richmond International Raceway 1
49.1
880 220 20
Reach a top speed of 154 mph (248 kph), and win
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway 4
49.1
4,500
(+1,125)
900 20
Win this event without overtaking more than twice until lap 2
(Rolling Start)
4 Event NASCARNASCAR Richmond International Raceway 5
49.1
5,700
(+1,425)
1,100 20
Skids for at least 5 seconds, but less than 6 seconds, and win
Quote Chip McGee
Boy howdy, you did well out there! Stewart-Haas would be a fool not to take us both!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Quote Danica Patrick
Uh, Chip, you know we were going to ask you to be the Crew Chief anyway, right?
— Danica Patrick
Quote Chip McGee
What?! How'd you... You were here the whole time? Gosh, why didn't ya tell me? You're not makin' a mistake with this choice - there ain't no one better to run the Rook's Crew than me!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief


For tips and advice on stage 04, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 04.

Stage 05 (Duel at Daytona)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the fifth stage (Duel at Daytona) are rewarded with 15 Icon Gold. Throughout the fifth stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee
Hey Rook, are you ready?! Ah, it's a good feeling to be back at the Great American Race. DAYTONA 500, I’ve miss you!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway 2
50.7
5,200
(+1,300)
1,000 30
Win this event with an average speed of 197 mph (316 kph)
OR a top speed of 207 mph (334 kph)
(Rolling Start)
2 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway 1
50.7
2,700[2]
(+675)
500[2] 30
Swap places with Danica without being overtaken by Busch or Harvick
(Rolling Start)
3 Event Time TrialTime Trial Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway 1
50.7
2,010 360 30
Finish this event within 46 seconds
4 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Evening) – Speedway 4
50.7
10,700[3]
(+2,675)
2,000[3] 30
Place at least 10th without damaging your car
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
Ok, you're in a good spot in the grid. The rest of the team is well placed... Uh, I always get nervous around this time. Last year, an accident really held me back. That's not going to happen this year though!
— Danica Patrick

For tips and advice on stage 05, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 05.

Stage 06 (Start Your Engines)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the sixth stage (Start Your Engines) are rewarded with R$icon25,000 and 20 Icon Gold. Throughout the sixth stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Chip McGee
And it begins! The DAYTONA 500 is off!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 4
52.3
10,800[4]
(+2,700)
2,000[4] 40
Draft Danica for a total of 4400 yd (4024 m), and place at least 20th
(Rolling Start)
2 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 2
52.3
5,500[5]
(+1,375)
1,000[5] 40
Place at least 16th with an average speed of 199 mph (319 kph)
(Rolling Start)
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 3
52.3
8,300[6]
(+2,075)
1,500[6] 40
Place at least 12th
(Rolling Start with Manual Controls and 9 litres of fuel)
Quote Chip McGee
Ah, darn it! There's been a massive crash near the end of Stage 1. Looks like you drove over some debris and you've got a slow flat, so we're pitting you and Danica early. We didn't make the top 10 for the championship points, but at least you weren't wrecked...
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
4 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 5
52.3
13,900[7]
(+3,475)
2,600[7] 40
Place at least 20th
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
Ugh! I can't believe this is happening again! The second stage of the race is over and we're placing far behind! We're going to have to really push it in the final stage. Have you got my back? I've got yours!
— Danica Patrick

For tips and advice on stage 06, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 06.

Stage 07 (The Great American Race)

Players who successfully complete all of the goals given in the seventh stage (The Great American Race) are rewarded with R$icon40,000, 25 Icon Gold and Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing). Throughout the seventh stage, players will have to race the Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing) on Daytona International Speedway.

Quote Danica Patrick
We need to break into the top 10 for those championship points! Chip's advising caution, whilst my instincts are telling me to push it. The smart money? I think we need to compromise between the two...
— Danica Patrick
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
1 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 4
53.7
11,200[8]
(+2,800)
2,100[8] 50
Reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph) at least 2 times,
draft Danica for a total of 3062 yd (2800 m) and place at least 14th
(Rolling Start)
2 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 3
53.7
8,500[9]
(+2,125)
1,600[9] 50
Place at least 8th without damaging your car
(Rolling Start)
3 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 2
53.7
5,700
(+1,425)
1,100 50
Finish this stint at 205 mph (330 kph)
whilst leading in 1st by less than 110 yd (100 m)
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
I've spoken to Chip, and we’ve got a plan. Whilst you're vulnerable up in 1st place, I think you're just good enough to pull off our maneuver and win this thing for Stuart-Haas
— Danica Patrick
Goal Description Laps /
Rec'd
PR
R$
(+CRB)
Fame Skip
(Icon Gold)
4 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway – Speedway 4
53.7
11,500
(+2,875)
2,100 50
Stay below 1st place during laps 198
and 199 and then win the Daytona 500
(Rolling Start)
5 Event NASCARNASCAR Daytona International Speedway (Night) – Speedway 1
2,900
(+725)
600 50
Win this event OR do a donut
(Rolling Start)
Quote Danica Patrick
You won't believe it, but the team's already cracked open the champagne - everyone's so excited! I can't believe you did it - this is a huge win for Stewart-Haas...

This finish is going to set us up for the rest of the season. 2016 was rough, but 2017's looking bright after this. I knew there was a reason I chose you for this job!
— Danica Patrick
Quote Chip McGee
We were just happy to be part of the DAYTONA 500, isn't that right, Rook? Oh, and a new 2017 Ford Fusion in the garage didn't hurt either!
— Chip McGee, Crew Chief

For tips and advice on stage 07, see this: Tips and FAQ for Daytona 500: The Great American Race Stage 07.

Completion Rewards

Stage R$icon Icon Gold Other rewards
01 (NASCAR Warmup) 5
02 (Team Trial Day) 15,000 5
03 (Team Stewart-Haas) 10
04 (Chip’s Challenge) 20,000 10
05 (Duel at Daytona) 15
06 (Start Your Engines) 25,000 20
07 (The Great American Race) 40,000 25 Win Ford Fusion (Stewart-Haas Racing)
Unlock Danica Patrick's Champion Cup
Total 100,000 90
Congratulations!
You have won the DAYTONA 500 and earned the Ford Fusion
— In-game description.

Footnotes

  1. The way FM display the date isn't very clear, they use a rounding factor. The days and hours remaining, to start, is changing at mid day or on the half hour. The closing date and time displayed is a cautious closing date and time.

    The best time to start is late in the day local time, as the next stage opens at midnight local time.

    If the event is started 11PM 25th February (local time), the event can be completed 7x24 hours later, 11PM 3rd March. Allowing almost two full days to complete the last stage.
  2. Rewards for 2nd place are: R$2,500 (+R$610 CRB) and 450 Fame
  3. Rewards for 10th place are: R$6,750 (+R$1,675 CRB) and 1,250 Fame
  4. Rewards for 20th place are: R$4,750 (+R$1,175 CRB) and 870 Fame
  5. Rewards for 16th place are: R$2,750 (+R$675 CRB) and 500 Fame
  6. Rewards for 12th place are: R$4,800 (+R$1,185 CRB) and 860 Fame
  7. Rewards for 20th place are: R$6,100 (+R$1,510 CRB) and 1,130 Fame
  8. Rewards for 14th place are: R$5,900 (+R$1,475 CRB) and 1,100 Fame
  9. Rewards for 8th place are: R$5,800 (+R$1,435 CRB) and 1,080 Fame

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