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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Daytona 500 Results

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Daytona 500

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Florida

Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

  1. (8) Kurt Busch, Ford, 200.
  2. (36) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200.
  3. (38) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 200.
  4. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200.
  5. (33) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.
  6. (15) Joey Logano, Ford, 200.
  7. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200.
  8. (30) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 200.
  9. (25) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 200.
  10. (11) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200.
  11. (39) * Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, 200.
  12. (16) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 200.
  13. (35) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200.
  14. (1) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200.
  15. (22) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 200.
  16. (27) Landon Cassill, Ford, 199.
  17. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 199.
  18. (17) Cole Whitt, Ford, 199.
  19. (10) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.
  20. (40) * Elliott Sadler(i), Chevrolet, 199.
  21. (14) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 198.
  22. (5) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 197.
  23. (29) Joey Gase(i), Toyota, 196.
  24. (31) * Corey LaJoie, Toyota, 193.
  25. (20) David Ragan, Ford, 188.
  26. (32) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, Accident, 145.
  27. (7) Brad Keselowski, Ford, Accident, 143.
  28. (3) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Accident, 141.
  29. (19) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, Accident, 141.
  30. (18) Ty Dillon #, Chevrolet, Accident, 140.
  31. (23) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Accident, 133.
  32. (6) Clint Bowyer, Ford, Accident, 128.
  33. (12) Danica Patrick, Ford, Accident, 128.
  34. (24) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Accident, 127.
  35. (37) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, Accident, 127.
  36. (28) * DJ Kennington, Toyota, Accident, 127.
  37. (2) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Accident, 106.
  38. (21) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Accident, 103.
  39. (34) Erik Jones #, Toyota, Accident, 103.
  40. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, Accident, 103.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  143.187 mph.

Time of Race:  3 Hrs, 29 Mins, 31 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.228 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 40 laps.

Lead Changes:  37 among 18 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   C. Elliott 1-5; J. McMurray 6-18; K. Harvick 19-22; C. Elliott 23-24; K. Harvick 25-29; B. Keselowski 30-31; K. Larson 32; K. Harvick 33-41; Kyle Busch 42; M. Truex Jr. 43; Kyle Busch 44-48; R. Blaney 49-50; Kyle Busch 51-62; A. Allmendinger 63-64; K. Larson 65-68; K. Harvick 69-72; K. Larson 73; K. Harvick 74-89; J. Johnson 90-96; D. Earnhardt Jr. 97-104; E. Sadler(i) 105-109; K. Harvick 110-121; J. Logano 122; K. Larson 123-125; C. Elliott 126; K. Kahne 127; C. Elliott 128-135; K. Kahne 136-141; A. Dillon 142-148; J. Logano 149-151; C. Whitt 152-154; A. Almirola 155-156; K. Larson 157-162; J. Logano 163-174; C. Elliott 175-197; M. Truex Jr. 198; K. Larson 199; Kurt Busch 200;.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  K. Harvick 6 times for 50 laps; C. Elliott 5 times for 39 laps; Kyle Busch 3 times for 18 laps; J. Logano 3 times for 16 laps; K. Larson 6 times for 16 laps; J. McMurray 1 time for 13 laps; D. Earnhardt Jr. 1 time for 8 laps; J. Johnson 1 time for 7 laps; K. Kahne 2 times for 7 laps; A. Dillon 1 time for 7 laps; E. Sadler(i) 1 time for 5 laps; C. Whitt 1 time for 3 laps; M. Truex Jr. 2 times for 2 laps; A. Almirola 1 time for 2 laps; A. Allmendinger 1 time for 2 laps; B. Keselowski 1 time for 2 laps; R. Blaney 1 time for 2 laps; Kurt Busch 1 time for 1 lap.

Stage #1 Top Ten: 18,4,21,2,88,42,1,11,48,10

Stage #2 Top Ten: 4,22,41,2,10,47,14,42,31,21

 

02/26/2017 Posted by | DAYTONA 500 | Comments Off on Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race – Daytona 500 Results

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2017) – Below is a statistical look at some of the top performers at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida including both the Daytona 500 and the annual July race:
DAYTONA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Three top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.727, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 18.332, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.0, 13th-best
  • 98 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.198, series-fastest
  • 1791 Laps in the Top 15 (45.8), 13th-most
  • 2332 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • One win, seven top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.522, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.817, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.9, series-best
  • 96 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.189, second-fastest
  • 2836 Laps in the Top 15 (69.7), series-most
  • 3243 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • 12 top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.826, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.476, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.9, fourth-best
  • 79 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.605, 13th-fastest
  • 2527 Laps in the Top 15 (62.1), fourth-most
  • 3382 Quality Passes, second-most

Austin Dillon (No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • One top five, five top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.714, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.197, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.2, 10th-best
  • 30 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.031, eighth-fastest
  • 658 Laps in the Top 15 (53.2), ninth-most
  • 974 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Four wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.750, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.851, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.1, second-best
  • 97 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.102, fifth-fastest
  • 2824 Laps in the Top 15 (66.1), second-most
  • 3372 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.136, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.341, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.0, third-best
  • 90 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.167, third-fastest
  • 2353 Laps in the Top 15 (60.2), fifth-most
  • 3061 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.542, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 19.768, 13th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.8, ninth-best
  • 104 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.071, seventh-fastest
  • 2084 Laps in the Top 15 (48.8), 12th-most
  • 2841 Quality Passes, ninth-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 19.750, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.385, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.2, sixth-best
  • 50 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.080, sixth-fastest
  • 2740 Laps in the Top 15 (64.1), third-most
  • 3354 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No .5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Two top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.958, 10th-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.570, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 82.1, eighth-best
  • 74 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.850, 10th-fastest
  • 2308 Laps in the Top 15 (54.0), eighth-most
  • 3379 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.208, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.517, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.5, fifth-best
  • 92 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.704, 11th-fastest
  • 2563 Laps in the Top 15 (60.0), sixth-most
  • 2954 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion)

  • One win, three top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.733, 12th-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.795, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.1, 12th-best
  • 56 Fastest Laps Run, second-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.667, 12th-fastest
  • 1343 Laps in the Top 15 (50.3), 11th-most
  • 2221 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion)

  • One win, four top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.875, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.660, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, seventh-best
  • 60 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.143, fourth-fastest
  • 1529 Laps in the Top 15 (54.1), seventh-most
  • 2498 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • Two wins, three top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.542, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.595, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.2, 11th-best
  • 71 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.897, ninth-fastest
  • 2268 Laps in the Top 15 (53.1), 10th-most
  • 3739 Quality Passes, series-most

02/22/2017 Posted by | DAYTONA 500 | Comments Off on Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

DAYTONA WINS

Wins

  • 37 different drivers have won a Daytona 500.
  • Lee Pettywon the inaugural Daytona 500 on Feb. 22, 1959; he led 38 laps and won by 2 feet.
  • Youngest Daytona 500 winner: Trevor Bayne(02/20/2011 – 20 years, 0 months, 1 days)
  • Oldest Daytona 500 winner: Bobby Allison(02/14/1988 – 50 years, 2 months, 11 days)
  • Nine different manufacturers have won the Daytona 500, led by Chevrolet with 23 victories; followed by Ford (14), Dodge (four), Plymouth (four), Buick (three), Mercury (three), Oldsmobile (three), Pontiac (three) and Toyota (ninth). 
  • Seven drivers posted their career-first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory with a win in the Daytona 500. 
Drivers Seasons
Tiny Lund 1963
Mario Andretti 1967
Pete Hamilton 1970
Derrike Cope 1990
Sterling Marlin 1994
Michael Waltrip 2001
Trevor Bayne 2011
  • Three other drivers posted their career-first victory in (points-paying) qualifying races: Johnny Rutherford (1963), Bobby Isaac(1964) and Earl Balmer (1966).
  • Lee Petty, who won the inaugural Daytona 500, and Trevor Bayne, 2011 Daytona 500 champion, are the only two drivers to win the Daytona 500 in their first appearance.
  • 11 drivers have won more than one Daytona 500, led by Richard Pettywith seven victories.
The 11 Drivers With Multiple Daytona 500 Wins
No. of Wins Drivers Seasons            
7 Richard Petty 1964 1966 1971 1973 1974 1979 1981
4 Cale Yarborough 1968 1977 1983 1984      
3 Bobby Allison 1978 1982 1988        
3 Dale Jarrett 1993 1996 2000        
3 Jeff Gordon 1997 1999 2005        
2 Bill Elliott 1985 1987          
2 Sterling Marlin 1994 1995          
2 Michael Waltrip 2001 2003          
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2004 2014          
2 Jimmie Johnson 2006 2013          
2 Matt Kenseth 2009 2012          

 

  • A driver has won back-to-back Daytona 500s three times. Richard Petty(1973-74), Cale Yarborough (1983-84) and Sterling Marlin (1994-95).

 

  • Active Daytona 500 winners and the number of MENCS starts in their careers when they won: 
No. of Wins Drivers Seasons Career Start
2 Michael Waltrip 2001 463
2003 535
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2004 148
2014 506
2 Jimmie Johnson 2006 148
2013 400
2 Matt Kenseth 2009 329
2012 437
1 Kevin Harvick 2007 215
1 Ryan Newman 2008 225
1 Jamie McMurray 2010 259
1 Trevor Bayne 2011 2
1 Joey Logano 2015 220
1 Denny Hamlin 2016 363
  • The Daytona 500 has been won from the pole position nine times; Bill Elliott (1985, 1987) and Cale Yarborough (1968, 1984) are the only two drivers to accomplish the feat more than once. Dale Jarrett was the most recent driver to win from the pole in 2000.
Season Driver
1962 Fireball Roberts
1966 Richard Petty
1968 Cale Yarborough
1980 Buddy Baker
1984 Cale Yarborough
1985 Bill Elliott
1987 Bill Elliott
1999 Jeff Gordon
2000 Dale Jarrett
  • The pole position is the most proficient starting position in the Daytona 500 field, producing more winners (nine) than any other position; followed by second-place (seven wins) and fourth-place (seven wins).
  • 16 of the 58 Daytona 500s (27.6%) have been won from the front row; nine from the pole position and seven from the second-place position.
  • 28 of the 58 Daytona 500s (48.3%) have been won from a top five starting position.
  • 42 of the 58 Daytona 500s (72.4%) have been won from a top 10 starting position
  • Five of the 58 Daytona 500s (.08%) have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
  • Matt Kensethwon the Daytona 500 from the 39th starting position in 2009, the deepest a race winner has started.
  • Five reigning Monster Energy Cup Series champions have gone on to win the Daytona 500 the following season: Lee Petty (1959), Richard Petty (1973), Cale Yarborough (1977), Jeff Gordon (1999) and Dale Jarrett(2000).
Five Drivers Have Won the Daytona 500 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

In The Same Season

 
 
Drivers Seasons        
Richard Petty 1964 1971 1974 1979  
Jimmie Johnson 2006 2013      
Lee Petty 1959        
Cale Yarborough 1977        
Jeff Gordon 1997        
  • A driver has swept both the Daytona 500 and the July race only five times at Daytona International Speedway: Jimmie Johnson (2013), Bobby Allison(1982), LeeRoy Yarborough (1969), Cale Yarborough (1968) and Fireball Roberts (1962).
  • Seven drivers made 10 or more attempts before their first Daytona 500 victory: Dale Earnhardt(19), Buddy Baker (18), Darrell Waltrip (16), Bobby Allison (14), Michael Waltrip (14) and Sterling Marlin (12) and Denny Hamlin (11).
  • The driver with the all-time most Daytona 500 starts without a victory is Dave Marciswith 33 races; Kurt Busch (15) and Kasey Kahne (13) lead all active drivers with the most Daytona 500 starts without a Daytona 500 win.  

 

  • Drivers who have won the Daytona 500 in more than one car manufacturer:

Driver – Manufacturer (Number of wins in that manufacturer)

o   Richard Petty – Plymouth (3), Dodge (2), Oldsmobile (1) and Buick (1)

o   Cale Yarborough – Chevrolet (2), Mercury (1) and Pontiac (1)

o   Bobby Allison – Buick (2) and Ford (1)

o   Dale Jarrett – Ford (2) and Chevrolet (1)

 

  • Drivers who have won The Clash and the Daytona 500 in the same season:

Driver – (Year)

o   Bobby Allison (1982)

o   Bill Elliott (1987)

o   Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000)

o   Jeff Gordon (1997)

o   Denny Hamlin (2016)

 

  • Car Numbers that have produced three or more Daytona 500 victories:

Car Number – Drivers – (Years)

o   No. 43 – Richard Petty (1964, ’66, ’71, ’73, ’74, ’79, ‘81)

o   No. 21 – Tiny Lund (1963), Cale Yarborough (1968), A.J. Foyt (1972), David Pearson (1976) and Trevor Bayne (2011)

o   No. 28 – Fred Lorenzen (1965), Buddy Baker (1980), Cale Yarborough (1983 and 1984) and Davey Allison (1992)

o   No. 4 – Ernie Irvan (1991), Sterling Marlin (1994 and 1995)

o   No. 15 – Bobby Allison (1978), Michael Waltrip (2001 and 2003)

o   No. 17 – Darrell Waltrip (1989), Matt Kenseth (2009 and 2012)

o   No. 88 – Bobby Allison (1982), Dale Jarrett (1996 and 2000) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014)

o   No. 24 – Jeff Gordon (1997, 1999 and 2005)

o   No. 11 – Mario Andretti (1967), Cale Yarborough (1977) and Denny Hamlin (2016)

 

Additional Finishing Positions

  • Dale Earnhardtleads the series in runner-up finishes in the Daytona 500 with five; Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers with four (Earnhardt Jr. is tied with NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough for second most all-time with four).
  • Dale Earnhardt had 12 top fives in his 23 Daytona 500 starts, more than any other driver. 
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers in Daytona 500 top-five finishes with eight (Earnhardt Jr. is tied with Benny Parsons, Bobby Allison andBuddy Baker for fifth most-all-time).
  • Dale Earnhardt and Richard Pettyeach posted a series leading 16 top 10s in the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. leads all active drivers in Daytona 500 top-10 finishes with 10.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.leads all active drivers in average finishing position in the Daytona 500 with a 13.5 (17 appearances)

 

Female Competitors

  • Danica Patrick on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2013 became the first female in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series history to win a Coors Light pole for the Daytona 500 posting a speed of 196.434 mph.
  • Janet Guthriepreviously held the record for top starting position by a female NASCAR premier series driver, starting ninth twice in 1977 – at Talladega Superspeedway on Aug. 7, 1977 and at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 28, 1977.
  • In 2012, Danica Patrickbecame the third female driver to compete in a Daytona 500 joining Janet Guthrie and Shawna Robinson. Below are the previous female driver performances in the Daytona 500.
Race Season Driver Start Finish
Daytona 500 1977 Janet Guthrie 39 12
Daytona 500 1980 Janet Guthrie 18 11
Daytona 500 2002 Shawna Robinson 36 24
Daytona 500 2012 Danica Patrick 29 38
Daytona 500 2013 Danica Patrick 1 8
Daytona 500 2014 Danica Patrick 27 40
Daytona 500 2015 Danica Patrick 20 21
Daytona 500 2016 Danica Patrick 16 35

02/21/2017 Posted by | DAYTONA 500 | Comments Off on DAYTONA WINS

   

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