The NASCAR classic Daytona 500 is as American as it gets when it comes to motor racing.

As the big event approaches on February 23 to 24, we thought we’d offer a look back at the only driver to ever win the race who’s not from the US of A.

We’re talking of course about the great Mario Andretti, who won the works in 1967 and received his reward from this comely lass looking dashing as always.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. should seriously consider bringing back the white-silk-scarf look, if you ask us…