NASCAR Daytona 500 Sunday, January 21, 2018

DAYTONA 500 & DUEL STATS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 Different leaders final 4 laps in 2017 Daytona 500 – Elliott 197, Truex Jr. 198, Larson 199 & Kurt Busch 200
  • Kurt Busch led only final lap winning 2017 Daytona 500 – Lap 30 speeding penalty
  • Kurt Busch first full-time driver to win Daytona 500 & go winless rest of season since Ryan Newman in 2008
  • (Trevor Bayne last previous driver to win Daytona 500 & go winless rest of season – Competed in 17 of 36 races in 2011)
  • Kurt Busch won Daytona 500 in 16th try – 4th longest before finally winning
  • Most starts before first Daytona 500 win: Dale Earnhardt won in 20th try (1998)
  • 3 Championship 4 drivers in 2017 haven’t won Daytona 500 – Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski & Martin Truex Jr.
  • Kevin Harvick won 2007 Daytona 500
  • Martin Truex Jr.: 2017 Average restrictor-plate race finish: 26.3 / All other races: 7.3
  • Crashed all 4 restrictor-plate races last season – Crashed out of last 3
  • Chase Elliott led 23 of final 26 laps in 2017 Daytona 500 – Finished 14th
  • Chase Elliott trying to become 4th to win 3 straight Daytona 500 poles
  • 5 Won consecutive Daytona 500 poles – Chase Elliott won last 2 poles
  • 3 Won 3 straight Daytona 500 poles – Last: Ken Schrader 1988, ’89 & ’90 (Chase Elliott won last 2 poles)
  • 14 Different pole winners last 15 Daytona 500s – Chase Elliott won last 2
  • Hendrick Motorsports #24 with Alan Gustafson as crew chief won last 3 Daytona 500 poles
  • Paul Menard only driver to finish top 5 both Daytona races last season
  • AJ Allmendinger: 1 of 2 to finish top 10 both Daytona races last season (Paul Menard)
  • Team Penske won 7 of last 13 restrictor-plate races including 4 of last 7 – Brad Keselowski 4 & Joey Logano 3
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won 2 of last 3 restrictor-plate races
  • Brad Keselowski won 4 of last 13 restrictor-plate races (3 Wins last 7 restrictor-plate races)
  • Joey Logano won 3 of last 12 restrictor-plate races
  • Ford won last 7 restrictor-plate races – Last non-Ford win: Toyota (Denny Hamlin 2016 Daytona 500)
  • Roush Fenway Racing won 2 of last 3 restrictor-plate races – Winless previous 17 races
  • 62 Different winners in 141 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona races
  • 38 Different winners in 59 Daytona 500s
  • 8 Different winners last 8 Daytona 500s
  • 11 Won multiple Daytona 500s
  • 5 Won 3 or more Daytona 500s
  • Richard Petty leads all with 7 Daytona 500 wins
  • 13 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Daytona 500
  • 15 Champions won Daytona 500
  • Daytona 500 winner went on to win championship 9 times – Last 2 by Jimmie Johnson (2006 & ’13)
  • Daytona 500 won by defending Monster Energy champion 5 times – Last: Dale Jarrett 1999 Champ & 2000 Winner
  • First Daytona 500 win for 9 of last 12 winners including last 3
  • Top 13 finishers in 2017 Daytona 500 all from different teams – Only 1 repeat team in top 18
  • Daytona 500 win was first career victory for 7 drivers – Last: Trevor Bayne 2011
  • 18 Won first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona
  • 3 Won consecutive Daytona 500s – Last: Sterling Marlin 1994 & ’95 (Kurt Busch won last Daytona 500)
  • Last to win back-to-back Daytona races: Jimmie Johnson 2/13 & 7/13 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won last Daytona race)
  • Final lead change with 10 laps or less to go in 8 of last 11 Daytona 500s
  • Kyle Larson passed for final lead change on final lap last Daytona 500
  • Kevin Harvick led most laps last Daytona 500 (50) – Finished 22nd
  • Fewest laps led by Daytona 500 winner: 1 – Kurt Busch (2017)
  • 6 Daytona 500 winners led 5 or fewer laps
  • Daytona 500 won from pole 9 times – Last: Dale Jarrett 2000
  • No Daytona 500 winner from pole last 17 races
  • Only 3 won pole, Duel & Daytona 500 in same year – Last: Bill Elliott 1985
  • Chase Elliott won pole, Duel & finished 14th in Daytona 500 in 2017
  • 4 Different teams won last 4 Daytona 500s – Hendrick, Penske, Gibbs & Stewart-Haas
  • Richard Petty won Daytona 500 in 4 different car makes – Buick, Dodge, Oldsmobile & Plymouth
  • Duel winner won Daytona 500 9 times – Last: Matt Kenseth 2012
  • Duel race #2 winner only won 3 Daytona 500s – Yarborough ’77, Earnhardt ’98 & Kenseth ‘12
  • 5 Won Daytona Sportsman/Xfinity Series & Daytona 500 in same year – Last: Kevin Harvick 2007
  • Chevrolet leads all with 25 Daytona 500 poles including last 5
  • Toyota has no Daytona 500 poles
  • Pole qualifying record: 210.364 mph – 1987 Bill Elliott
  • 11 Daytona 500s settled by last lap pass including last 2
  • 5 Daytona 500s run shorter than 500 miles
  • Daytona 500 ended in Overtime 7 times
  • Leader at 500 miles failed to win 3 Daytona 500s
  • 13 Daytona 500s ended under caution including 2 of last 4
  • 9 Rookie contenders sat on front row in Daytona 500 including Danica Patrick (’13), Austin Dillon (’14) & Chase Elliott (’16)
  • 6 Rookie of the Year contenders won pole for Daytona 500 including 3 of last 5 seasons
  • Daytona 500 was first career pole for 9 including Danica Patrick in 2013, Austin Dillon in 2014 & Chase Elliott 2016
  • Car owners swept Daytona 500 front row 9 times – 5 Times in last 8 years
  • Hendrick Motorsports swept Daytona 500 front row 5 times
  • Chevrolet leads all with 23 Daytona 500 wins
  • Ford has 15 Daytona 500 wins including 5 of last 9
  • Toyota has 1 Daytona 500 win – 2016 Denny Hamlin
  • Teammates swept top finishing positions 7 times in Daytona 500 – Hendrick Motorsports swept top 3 in 1997
  • Only 18-year-old to start Daytona 500 – Joey Logano 2009
  • Youngest Daytona 500 pole winner – Chase Elliott 2016 (20-Years-old)
  • Oldest Daytona 500 pole winner – Mark Martin 2010 (51-Years-old)
  • Last year: Kyle Busch Stage 1 winner (38th in 500) & Kevin Harvick Stage 2 winner (22nd in 500)
  • Pole winner finished outside top 5 last 16 Daytona 500s
  • Fastest Daytona 500: 177.602mph – Buddy Baker (1980)
  • Youngest winner: Trevor Bayne 20 (2011)
  • 2nd youngest winner: Joey Logano 24 (2015)
  • Oldest winner: Bobby Allison 50 (1988)
  • 4 Backup cars won Daytona 500 – Last: Matt Kenseth 2009
  • 3 Repaired crashed cars won Daytona 500 – Bobby Allison 1978, Dale Jarrett 2000 & Trevor Bayne 2011
  • Most Daytona 500 laps led: 184 – Richard Petty 1964
  • Most consecutive laps led: 149 – Richard Petty (1964)
  • 10 Led first lap & won Daytona 500
  • Drivers leading most laps failed to win 12 of last 14 Daytona 500s (86%)
  • 6 of last 11 Daytona 500 winners led 8 laps or less (54%)
  • Lee Petty 1959 & Trevor Bayne 2011 only drivers to win Daytona 500 in first try
  • Mid-race leader won 1 of last 25 Daytona 500s – Denny Hamlin 2016
  • Dale Inman leads all crew chiefs with 5 Daytona 500 wins
  • 1 Daytona 500 win for Chad Knaus (2013)
  • Petty Enterprises leads all with 9 Daytona 500 wins
  • Hendrick Motorsports: 8 Daytona 500 wins including 2 of last 5
  • Hendrick Motorsports won 8 Daytona 500s with 5 different drivers
  • Wood Brothers: 5 Daytona 500 wins with 5 different drivers
  • Joe Gibbs Racing: 2 Daytona 500 wins – Dale Jarrett 1993 & Denny Hamlin 2016
  • Richard Childress Racing: 2 Daytona 500 wins – Dale Earnhardt 1998 & Kevin Harvick 2007
  • Roush Fenway Racing: 2 Daytona 500 wins – Matt Kenseth 2009 & ‘12
  • Team Penske: 2 Daytona 500 wins – Ryan Newman 2008 & Joey Logano 2015
  • 100th Team Penske win – Daytona 7/16 (Brad Keselowski)
  • Chip Ganassi Racing: 1 Daytona 500 win – Jamie McMurray 2010
  • Stewart-Haas Racing: 1 Daytona 500 win – Kurt Busch 2017
  • Furniture Row Racing: Winless in Daytona 500
  • Michael Waltrip won first career race in 463rd try – 2001 Daytona 500
  • In last 26 Daytona 500s, 13 crashes involved 10 or more drivers – Biggest crash: 19 involved (2001)
  • 17 Involved in lap 128 crash in last Daytona 500
  • Biggest Daytona Monster Energy Series crash: 26 Involved (7/6/14)
  • Biggest Daytona crash: 37 Involved (2/13/60) – Modified-Sportsman race
  • Longest span between Daytona 500 wins: 10 years (Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2004 & ’14 winner)
  • 2 Won Daytona 500 & Indianapolis 500 – A.J. Foyt & Mario Andretti
  • 22 Foreign-born drivers competed in Daytona 500
  • 69 Seasons – 32 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions
  • 27 Different car numbers won Daytona 500
  • 54 Different winners in 116 Duel races
  • Last time both Duel races won from pole: 1996 – Dale Earnhardt & Ernie Irvan
  • Worst start position of Duel winner: 25th – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2015)
  • 18 Duel races settled by last lap pass
  • Winner led only final lap in 6 Duel races
  • Chevrolet leads all with 50 Duel wins
  • The Clash winner & Duel winner in same season: 14 Times (None won Daytona 500 same season)
  • Only 1 Duel winner went on to win Daytona 500 since 2005 – Matt Kenseth in 2012
  • Last 8 Duel races won by Hendrick Motorsports (4) & Joe Gibbs Racing (4)
  • Last 6 Daytona 500 winners finished top 5 in Duel
  • Each Duel had same number of cautions last 3 years
  • Duel ended in Overtime 6 times – Leader at scheduled distance won 4 times
  • Duel record lowest low temperature: 32 (2/11/71) / record highest low temperature: 66 (2/15/90)
  • Duel record lowest high temperature: 50 (2/13/86 & 2/19/15) / record highest high temperature: 85 (2/23/12)
  • Neil Bonnett, Kyle Busch & Tony Stewart only drivers to win The Clash, Duel & 400, but winless in Daytona 500