NASCAR Daytona Sunday, June 25, 2017

DAYTONA 400 STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 36 Different winners in 58 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero 400 races
  • 4 Different leaders final 4 laps 2017 Daytona 500 – Elliott, Truex Jr., Larson & Kurt Busch
  • Chase Elliott led 23 of final 26 laps in 2017 Daytona 500 – Finished 14th
  • Kurt Busch: Finished 6th or better last 3 restrictor-plate races – 2017 Daytona 500 champion
  • Brad Keselowski led 115 of 161 laps in 2016 Coke Zero 400 (71%) – Next most: 16 (Kyle Busch)
  • Brad Keselowski & Kyle Busch led final 57 laps 2016 Coke Zero 400
  • 4 Finished top 10 both restrictor-plate races this season – Almirola, Kurt Busch, Kahne & Menard
  • 37 Lead changes & 18 leaders in 2017 Daytona 500 – Most competitive race this season
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. only repeat winner last 8 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 6 Others 1 win each
  • 7 Different winners last 7 Coke Zero 400s
  • 8 Scored first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in Coke Zero 400
  • 8 Coke Zero 400s settled by last lap pass
  • Kyle Busch lost 2 Coke Zero 400s by last lap pass
  • 13 Different winners in 18 Coke Zero 400 night races (2014 Ran in daylight)
  • Tony Stewart only repeat winner last 15 Coke Zero 400 races (4 Wins) – 11 Others 1 win each
  • 61 Different winners in 140 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • Richard Petty leads all with 10 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins
  • Cale Yarborough only driver to win 3 straight Daytona races
  • Last to win back-to-back Daytona races: Jimmie Johnson 2/13 & 7/13 (Kurt Busch won last Daytona race)
  • Team Penske won 6 of last 11 restrictor-plate races including 3 of last 5 – Brad Keselowski 3 & Joey Logano 3
  • Brad Keselowski won 3 of last 11 restrictor-plate races (2 Wins last 5 restrictor-plate races)
  • Joey Logano won 3 of last 10 restrictor-plate races
  • Ford won last 5 restrictor-plate races
  • Roush Fenway Racing won 1 of last 18 restrictor-plate races – Talladega 5/17 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.)
  • David Pearson only driver to win 3 straight Coke Zero 400s (1972, ’73 & ’74)
  • Last to win consecutive Coke Zero 400s: Tony Stewart 2005 & ’06 (Brad Keselowski won 2016)
  • 5 Won Daytona 500 & Coke Zero 400 in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013 (Kurt Busch won in Feb.)
  • 10 Won Coke Zero 400 & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013
  • 9 Won Coke Zero 400 from first starting position – Qualifying cancelled for last 3 that won from first starting position
  • Worst start position of Coke Zero 400 winner: 42nd – Tony Stewart (2012)
  • Chevrolet & Ford tied for first with 19 Coke Zero 400 wins
  • 1 Toyota win in Coke Zero 400 – Kyle Busch 2008
  • 6 Coke Zero 400s finished in overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 4 times
  • Cale Yarborough leads all with 13 Coke Zero 400 front row starts
  • Coke Zero 400 pole failed to finish 15 of 58 races
  • Driver starting first won only 9 of 58 Coke Zero 400s
  • 2 Won Coke Zero 400 in first try – Fireball Roberts (1959) & Greg Biffle (2003)
  • 7 Won first Coke Zero in 3rd try including Aric Almirola in 2014
  • Most tries before first Coke Zero 400 win: 21 – Buddy Baker (1983)
  • Slowest race: 2014 – 130.014mph (Aric Almirola winner)
  • Fastest race: 1980 – 173.473mph (Bobby Allison winner)
  • David Pearson (1972) & Jimmie Johnson (2013) were 37 years old when scoring their 64th career win in Coke Zero 400
  • Leader of most laps won 33 Coke Zero 400 races
  • Leader of most laps failed to finish 4 Coke Zero 400 races
  • Mid-race leader failed to win last 10 Coke Zero 400s
  • Mid-race leader failed to finish 3 of last 7 Coke Zero 400s
  • 2 Coke Zero 400s didn’t run to scheduled distance – 1996 & ‘14
  • Wood Brothers Racing: 15 Daytona wins – Most of all tracks & most all-time
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 14 Daytona wins – 2nd all-time
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 6 Daytona wins
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 5 Daytona wins
  • Richard Childress Racing: 5 Daytona wins
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 3 Daytona wins
  • Team Penske: 3 Daytona wins

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Most Daytona races: 34 Joe Nemechek
  • Most Daytona wins: 7 Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart
  • Most Daytona 2nd-place finishes: 4 Kevin Harvick & Michael Waltrip
  • Most Daytona top 3 finishes: 9 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Most Daytona top 5 finishes: 12 Kevin Harvick
  • Most Daytona top 10 finishes: 14 Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Kevin Harvick
  • Most Daytona laps led: 560 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • 26 Different winners in 51 Daytona NXS races
  • Aric Almirola won 2 of last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • Ford won last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • JR Motorsports won 5 of last 13 restrictor-plate races – 5 Different crew chiefs
  • 6 of last 11 restrictor-plate races settled by last-lap pass
  • Aric Almirola only repeat winner last 7 restrictor-plate races (2 Wins) – 5 Others 1 win each
  • Elliott Sadler led after Stage 1 & 2 at Daytona Feb. – Finished 24th (Crash)
  • Ryan Reed only repeat winner last 12 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 10 Others 1 win each
  • 11 Different winners last 12 Daytona races – Ryan Reed won 2 of last 5 races
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 3 Daytona races – Regan Smith (2/14), Ryan Reed (2/15 & 2/17)
  • JR Motorsports won 3 of last 7 Daytona races with 3 different drivers & 3 different crew chiefs
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Daytona races
  • 6 of last 7 winners were first-time Daytona winners
  • Last to win consecutive Daytona races: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2/03, 7/03 & 2/04 (Ryan Reed won last Daytona race)
  • 5 Won first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona – All in February race
  • Worst official start position of winner: 42nd – Chad Little 1995
  • *Joey Logano started from rear of field 7/11 for unapproved adjustments
  • 11 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 8 of last 13 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • 11 of last 12 Daytona Xfinity Series summer races ended in overtime
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 34 Daytona wins
  • Ford ended 20-race Daytona winless streak in 2015 season opener – Ryan Reed winner
  • Ford won 3 of last 5 Daytona races
  • Toyota winless last 7 Daytona races
  • Kasey Kahne won first Daytona race in 19th try – Most of all drivers
  • Dale Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip only drivers to win Daytona in first try
  • Leader at mid-race failed to win last 19 Daytona races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 12 of last 13 Daytona races – Team Penske driver 3 of last 8 races
  • 4 of 51 Daytona NXS races won from pole – Pole winless last 15 races
  • 10 Won pole in their first Daytona race
  • Brian Scott most laps led by a non-winner in a Daytona race (7/15) – 84 Laps led (Finished 23rd)
  • Slowest Daytona race: 117.141 mph (2/17)
  • Most Daytona caution laps: 42 (2/17)
  • Joey Logano led most laps both Daytona races last season – Winless
  • Elliott Sadler led most laps last Daytona race (40) – Finished 24th (Crash)
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 12 of last 13 Daytona races
  • Leader of most laps failed to win last 9 Daytona races
  • Closest Daytona finish: .007 seconds – Tony Stewart over Clint Bowyer (2/11)
  • Final green flag run 13 laps or less last 14 Daytona races
  • Pole failed to finish 11 Daytona races
  • 2 Daytona wins by Roush Fenway Racing – Ryan Reed (2/15 & 2/17)
  • No Daytona wins by Team Penske (Team Penske passed for final lead change 5 of last 8 races)
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 3 Daytona races – Winless
  • 22 of 51 races won by drivers from top 5 starting position – 8 of last 9 won by drivers starting outside top 5
  • Fewest laps led by winner: 1 – Mike Wallace (7/04), Joey Logano (7/11), James Buescher (2/12) & Kasey Kahne (7/14)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. led every lap in July 2003 race (100 Laps)