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Track / Daytona 500 Specific Stats

Track / Daytona 500 Specific Stats

  • Denny Hamlin’s 0.001-second margin of victory over Martin Truex Jr. in the 2016 Daytona 500 is the closest Daytona 500 finish and tied with Atlanta (3/12/2000) and Phoenix (3/13/2016) as the seventh closest MOV since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993. 
  • Kevin Harvick’s0.020-second margin of victory over Mark Martin in the 2007 Daytona 500 is the 12th-closest overall since the advent of electronic scoring in 1993, and the second closest in Daytona 500 history.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty has led the most laps in a single Daytona 500; leading 184 laps in the 1964 Daytona 500.
  • Among active drivers,Denny Hamlin has led the most laps in a single Daytona 500, when he led 95 laps on his way to victory last season.  
  • Jamie McMurray has led the fewest laps in a Daytona 500 and won – in 2010, McMurray only led two laps on his way to winning the Daytona 500.
  • 2011 Daytona 500 had the most all-time lead changes with 74; which is 14 more than the race with second-most lead changes the 1974 Daytona 500 with 60 lead changes.
  • The 1964 Daytona 500 won by Richard Petty had the fewest lead changes with a mere six on record.
  • 2011 Daytona 500 had the most all-time leaders with 22.
  • 2011 Daytona 500 had the most all-time Cautions with 16.
  • 1968 and 2011 Daytona 500s had the most all-time Caution Laps with 60 laps each.
  • The Daytona 500 has finished under NASCAR Overtime conditions seven times: 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006 and 2005.
  • Due to the overtime rules in NASCAR, the longest Daytona 500 ever run was the 2010 and 2011 Daytona 500 races – both went 208 laps/520 miles– eight laps and 20 miles more than the scheduled distance.
  • The largest field to compete in the Daytona 500 was 68 cars in the 1960 race.
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02/21/2017 - Posted by | ARCHIVES

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