MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES DAYTONA

  • Jimmie Johnson: 3 Daytona wins – Leads active drivers
  • Kurt Busch: 13 Top 5 & 17 top 10 finishes at Daytona – Leads active drivers
  • Denny Hamlin: 437 Daytona laps led – Leads active drivers
  • 3 Finished top 10 in 2019 Daytona 500 & Talladega April – Kyle Busch, Joey Logano & Ryan Preece
  • Matt DiBenedetto: 50 Total laps led in 2019 Daytona (49) & Talladega April (1) this season – Most
  • Joe Gibbs Racing finished 1-2-3 in 2019 Daytona 500
  • Denny Hamlin: 2019 Daytona 500 champion
  • “This one is for J.D. It was just one of those days where it felt like it was meant to be.”
  • Erik Jones: 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner
  • “How about that race boys and girls?!”
  • Matt DiBenedetto led most laps 2019 Daytona 500 (49) – Finished 28th (Lap 191 crash)
  • “amazing and heartbreaking”
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished 13th in 2019 Daytona 500 – Started 5th, 16 laps led, involved in lap 50, 159, 191 & 195 crashes
  • Kyle Busch 2019 Daytona 500 Stage 1 winner (Started 31st & Finished 2nd)
  • Ryan Blaney only driver to finish top 5 in 2019 Daytona 500 Stage 1 & 2 (Stage 2 winner) – Finished 31st (Lap 191 crash)
  • Kyle Larson started rear of field 2019 Daytona 500 (Transmission) – Finished 7th
  • Erik Jones 2 Free passes in 2019 Daytona 500 – Finished 3rd
  • 2019 Daytona 500 – Michael McDowell finished 5th, Ty Dillon finished 6th, Ryan Preece finished 8th & Ross Chastain finished 10th
  • McDowell post-race: “My team doesn’t pay me to push Joey Logano to a win”
  • 21 of 40 failed to finish 2019 Daytona 500 – All due to crashes
  • Erik Jones 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner – Started 29th, finished 26th in Stage 1 & 23rd in Stage 2, led only final lap
  • Only Joe Gibbs Racing driver running at finish – Other 3 crashed out
  • Martin Truex Jr.: Finished 2nd in 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Involved in lap 54 crash & led 6 of final 7 laps
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 1 Top 10 finish in 13 Coke Zero Sugar 400s – Finished 2nd last year (Passed for lead on final lap)
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  • Finished 17th in 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Stage 1 & 2 winner, led 6 times for 51 laps (Most) & involved in 5 crashes
  • Chris Buescher: 2 Top 10 finishes in 3 Coke Zero Sugar 400s – Finished 5th last year
  • Chris Buescher best finish last season: 5th – Daytona 500 & Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Ty Dillon: 1 Top 10 finish last year – Finished 6th in Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Matt DiBenedetto: 1 Top 10 finish last year – Finished 7th in Coke Zero Sugar 400
  • Austin Dillon: 4 Top 10 finishes in 5 Coke Zero Sugar 400s – Finished 36th in 2017
  • Clint Bowyer: 5 Top 10 finishes last 6 Coke Zero Sugar 400s – Finished 22nd last year
  • 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 worst finish last season:
  • Kurt Busch (37th), Denny Hamlin (38th), Joey Logano (39th) & Ryan Blaney (40th)
  • 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400: 4 of top 5 finishers in Stage 1 crashed out – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won Stage 1 & 2
  • 20 of 40 failed to finish 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Most DNFs in a race last year) – All due to crashes
  • 64 Different winners in 144 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races
  • 38 Different winners in 60 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 races
  • 9 Different winners last 9 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • 5 Different teams won last 5 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • Joe Gibbs Racing won last 2 Daytona races – Finished 1, 2, 3 in 2019 Daytona 500
  • 100th Team Penske Cup win – 2016 Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Brad Keselowski)
  • Richard Petty leads all with 10 Daytona Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins
  • David Pearson leads all with 5 Coke Zero 400 wins
  • Denny Hamlin only repeat winner last 10 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each
  • Last to win back-to-back Daytona races: Jimmie Johnson 2/13 & 7/13 (Denny Hamlin won 2019 Daytona 500)
  • 5 Won Daytona 500 & Coke Zero Sugar 400 in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013 (Denny Hamlin won 2019 Daytona 500)
  • Last to win consecutive Coke Zero Sugar 400s: Tony Stewart 2005 & ’06 (Erik Jones won last race)
  • 9 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 from first starting position – Qualifying cancelled for last 3 that won from first starting position
  • Last to win Coke Zero Sugar 400 after winning pole: Tony Stewart 2005
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 5 Straight Daytona poles
  • Hendrick Motorsports swept front-row last 2 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • Hendrick Motorsports top 4 fastest in 2019 Daytona 500 front-row qualifying
  • Pole failed to finish 3 of last 5 Coke Zero Sugar 400s
  • Worst start position of Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner: 42nd – Tony Stewart (2012)
  • Toyota: 1 Coke Zero 400 pole – 2013 Kyle Busch
  • Ford leads with 20 Coke Zero Sugar 400 wins – Chevrolet 2nd with 19 wins
  • 2 Toyota wins in Coke Zero Sugar 400 – Kyle Busch 2008 & Erik Jones 2018
  • 9 Scored first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in Coke Zero Sugar 400 including Erik Jones in 2018
  • Erik Jones youngest Coke Zero Sugar 400 winner – 22-Years-old (2018)
  • 2 Coke Zero Sugar 400s didn’t run to scheduled distance – 1996 & ‘14
  • 8 Coke Zero Sugar 400s finished in Overtime – Leader at scheduled distance won 4 times
  • Last 4 Coke Zero Sugar 400s finished in Overtime
  • 9 Coke Zero Sugar 400s settled by last lap pass including 2018 (Erik Jones passed Martin Truex Jr.)
  • 2 Coke Zero Sugar 400 winners led only final lap – Jimmie Spencer (1994) & Erik Jones (2018)
  • 2 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 in first try – Fireball Roberts (1959) & Greg Biffle (2003)
  • Most tries before first Coke Zero Sugar 400 win: 21 – Buddy Baker (1983)
  • Slowest race: 2017 – 123.986mph (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 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 Sugar 400
  • Tony Stewart led 151 of 160 laps in 2005 including first 103 laps
  • Most consecutive laps led in Coke Zero Sugar 400: 118 – Cale Yarborough (1968)
  • First 2 career wins for A.J. Foyt came in Coke Zero Sugar 400 (1964 & ’65)
  • 10 Won Coke Zero Sugar 400 & championship in same season – Last: Jimmie Johnson 2013
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  • NASCAR XFINITY SERIES DAYTONA STATS HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2/18: Closest-ever finish with Tyler Reddick edging Elliott Sadler by .0004 seconds. 23 Laps beyond scheduled distance. Daytona record 12 cautions for 49 laps. 9 Cautions for spins or crashes including 1 crash involving
  • 18 drivers.
  • 7/18: Kyle Larson 3rd straight NXS win, Sadler 3rd straight Daytona 2nd-place, Justin Haley passed below yellow line for the win, but was penalized, Austin Cindric flip with 19 to go, Larson won Stage 1, 2 & race
  • Justin Haley: Heartbreaking penalty last summer at Daytona. Shot from 3rd to apparent win on frontstretch,
  • but was penalized to last on lead lap for dropping below yellow line.
  • 2/19: Michael Annett broke through winning for the first time in his 230th race
  • Only 4 cautions, 1 for a crash & only 3 drivers failed to finish, none due to crashes
  • Mike Shiplett winning crew chief at Chicagoland & Daytona July last year (Kyle Larson)
  • 4 Finished top 10 in at Daytona Feb. & Talladega April –
  • Christopher Bell, Austin Cindric, John Hunter Nemechek & Tyler Reddick
  • Michael Annett: 55 Total laps led at Daytona (45) & Talladega (10) this season – Most
  • 30 Different winners in 55 Daytona NXS races
  • 15 Different winners last 16 Daytona races – Ryan Reed won 2 of last 9 races
  • 4 of 55 Daytona NXS races won from pole – Pole winless last 19 races
  • 10 Won pole in their first Daytona race
  • Leader at mid-race failed to win last 23 Daytona races
  • Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 14 of last 17 Daytona races – Team Penske driver 4 of last 12 races
  • 13 of last 14 Daytona Xfinity Series summer races ended in Overtime
  • Last 7 Daytona Xfinity Series summer races ended in Overtime
  • 12 Daytona Xfinity Series races settled by last lap pass
  • Leader of most laps failed to win 10 of last 13 Daytona races
  • Kyle Busch led most laps 5 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/07)
  • Closest ever NASCAR finish: .0004 seconds – Tyler Reddick over Elliott Sadler (2/18)
  • Final green flag run 13 laps or less 17 of last 18 Daytona races
  • Final green flag run 2 laps or less 5 of last 6 Daytona races
  • 10 of last 11 winners won Daytona for first time
  • 6 Won first career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona – All in February race
  • Last to win consecutive Daytona races: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2/03, 7/03 & 2/04 (Michael Annett won last Daytona race)
  • Drivers eligible for championship points won 6 Daytona races including 4 of last 5
  • Ryan Reed only repeat winner last 16 Daytona races (2 Wins) – 14 Others 1 win each
  • Dale Earnhardt & Tony Stewart tied for most Daytona wins with 7
  • Worst official start position of Daytona winner: 42nd – Chad Little 1995
  • *Joey Logano started from rear of field 7/11 for unapproved adjustments
  • *William Byron started from rear of field 6/17 for unapproved adjustments
  • 4 Won a Daytona race & championship in same season –
  • Randy LaJoie 1997, Martin Truex Jr. 7/05, William Byron 6/17 & Tyler Reddick 2/18
  • 2 Won Daytona season-opener & championship in same year: Randy LaJoie (1997) & Tyler Reddick (2018)
  • 4 Drivers won a Daytona NXS race coming off championship season
  • JR Motorsports won 6 of last 11 Daytona races with 6 different drivers & 4 different crew chiefs
  • Crew chief Dave Elenz won 3 of last 7 Daytona races with 3 different drivers (Chase Elliott, William Byron & Tyler Reddick)
  • JR Motorsports finished 1-2 in four Daytona races
  • Youngest Daytona winner: William Byron (6/17) – 19-Years-old
  • No Daytona wins by Team Penske (Team Penske passed for final lead change 6 of last 12 Daytona races)
  • Brad Keselowski passed for final lead change 3 Daytona races – Winless
  • Joey Logano passed for final lead change 3 Daytona races – 1 Win (7/11)
  • Fewest laps led by Daytona 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 Daytona July 2003 race (100 Laps)
  • JR Motorsports #9 won 2 of last 4 Daytona races – William Byron (6/17) & Tyler Reddick (2/18)
  • Kasey Kahne won first Daytona race in 19th try – Most of all drivers
  • Michael Annett won first Daytona race in 15th try – 2nd most of all drivers
  • Dale Earnhardt & Darrell Waltrip only drivers to win Daytona in first try
  • Chevrolet leads all manufacturers with 38 Daytona wins including last 4 races
  • Ford ended 20-race Daytona winless streak in 2015 season opener – Ryan Reed winner
  • Toyota winless last 11 Daytona races