There will be two drivers from Cedar Rapids racing in this year's Daytona 500. "City of Five" natives Landon Cassell and Joey Gase will be a part of the 40-driver field this weekend in Florida. It's pretty cool to have a couple of local drivers competing in the big race!

Landon Cassill is 27 years-old and is driving in his fifth Daytona 500. He will be starting the race in 27th position.

Joey Gase is just 24 years-old and this will be his FIRST Daytona 500. I'm sure he's very excited as we are just a few days away from the race. Joey will be starting in the 29th position.

Good luck to both of our local drivers at the Daytona 500. You can watch the race coverage on FOX 28, starting at 1:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 26th. Good luck boys, we are all very proud of you here in Cedar Rapids!