NASCAR Sunday, February 19, 2017

DAYTONA 500 & DUEL STATS HIGHLIGHTS

 • Most Daytona 500s: 33 Dave Marcis

• Most Daytona 500s (Active): 29 Michael Waltrip (Darrell Waltrip raced in 28 Daytona 500s)

• Most Daytona 500 wins: 7 Richard Petty

• Most Daytona 500 wins (Active): 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth & Michael Waltrip

• Most Daytona 500 2nd-place finishes: 5 Dale Earnhardt

• Most Daytona 500 2nd-place finishes (Active): 4 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Daytona 500 top 3 finishes: 11 Richard Petty

• Most Daytona 500 top 3 finishes (Active): 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Daytona 500 top 5 finishes: 12 Dale Earnhardt

• Most Daytona 500 top 5 finishes (Active): 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Daytona 500 top 10 finishes: 16 Dale Earnhardt & Richard Petty

• Most Daytona 500 top 10 finishes (Active): 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Duel races: 34 Dave Marcis

• Most Duel races (Active): 31 Michael Waltrip

• Most Duel wins: 12 Dale Earnhardt

• Most Duel wins (Active): 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Duel 2nd-place finishes: 7 Richard Petty

• Most Duel 2nd-place finishes (Active): 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Duel top 3 finishes: 15 Dale Earnhardt

• Most Duel top 3 finishes (Active): 11 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Duel top 5 finishes: 18 Dale Earnhardt

• Most Duel top 5 finishes (Active): 13 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

• Most Duel top 10 finishes: 23 Richard Petty

• Most Duel top 10 finishes (Active): 17 Michael Waltrip

• 60 Different winners in 139 NASCAR Monster Energy Series Daytona races

• 37 Different winners in 58 Daytona 500s

• 7 Different winners last 7 Daytona 500s

• 11 Won multiple Daytona 500s

• 5 Won 3 or more Daytona 500s

• 13 NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers won Daytona 500

• 18 Drivers won first career NASCAR Monster Energy Series race at Daytona

• First Daytona 500 win for 8 of last 11 winners

• 14 Different pole winners last 15 Daytona 500s

• Matt Kenseth only repeat winner last 10 Daytona 500s (2 Wins) – 8 Others 1 win each

• 3 Won consecutive Daytona 500s – Last: Sterling Marlin 1994 & ’95 (Denny Hamlin won last Daytona 500)

• Denny Hamlin finished top 5 last 3 Daytona 500s – 5 Drivers finished top 5 in 4 straight Daytona 500s

• Last to win back-to-back Daytona races: Jimmie Johnson 2/13 & 7/13 (Brad Keselowski won last Daytona race)

• Brad Keselowski scored Team Penske’s 100th win last Daytona race

• Kyle Busch only driver to finish top 5 both Daytona races last season

• Austin Dillon: 3 Straight Daytona top 10 finishes – Longest streak of all drivers

• Kyle Larson: 1 of 4 to finish top 10 both Daytona races last season – Kyle Busch, A. Dillon & Logano

• Joey Logano: 1 of 4 to finish top 10 both Daytona races last season – Kyle Busch, A. Dillon & Larson

• Most consecutive Daytona 500 top 3 finishes: 4 – Benny Parsons (1975-’78) & Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2012-’15)

• Denny Hamlin finished top 5 last 3 Daytona 500s – 5 Drivers finished top 5 in 4 straight Daytona 500s

• Most consecutive Daytona 500 top 10 finishes: 10 – Dale Earnhardt (1987-’96)

• Brad Keselowski (3), Joey Logano (3), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2) & Denny Hamlin (1) only winners last 9 plate races

• 4 Won Daytona 500 for multiple car owners – B. Allison, Earnhardt Jr., Jarrett & Yarborough

• 4 Won Daytona 500 in multiple car makes – B. Allison, Jarrett, Petty & Yarborough

• Richard Petty won in 4 different car makes – Buick, Dodge, Oldsmobile & Plymouth

• Daytona 500 winner went on to win championship 9 times – Last 2 by Jimmie Johnson (2006 & ’13)

• Richard Petty won Daytona 500 & championship in same season 4 times

• Daytona 500 won by defending Monster Energy Series champion 5 times –

Last: Dale Jarrett 1999 Champ & 2000 Winner

• Kyle Busch only driver to miss Daytona 500 and still win championship (2015)

• Daytona 500 won from pole 9 times – Last: Dale Jarrett 2000

• No Daytona 500 winner from pole last 16 races

• Only 3 won pole, Duel & Daytona 500 in same year – Last: Bill Elliott 1985

• 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

• Daytona 500 win was first career victory for 7 drivers – Last: Trevor Bayne 2011

• 1 Postponed Daytona 500 – 2012 (Matt Kenseth winner)

• 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 3

• 10 Daytona 500s settled by last lap pass

• 5 Led lap 1 in their first Daytona 500 – Last: Chase Elliott 2016

• 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

• 14 Rookie of the Year winners won Daytona 500

• 7 of last 10 Daytona 500 races won by Rookie of the Year winners

• Worst starting position to win Daytona 500: 39th – Matt Kenseth (2009) – Started from back in backup car

• Chevrolet leads all with 23 Daytona 500 wins

• Toyota has 1 Daytona 500 win – 2016 Denny Hamlin

• Teammates swept top finishing positions 7 times in Daytona 500

• Only 18 year old to previously 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)

• Pole winner finished outside top 5 last 15 Daytona 500s

• 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

• Final lead change with 10 laps or less to go in 7 of last 10 Daytona 500s

• Matt Kenseth passed for final lead change on final lap last Daytona 500 – Led 40 of last 41 laps

• 95 Laps led by Denny Hamlin last Daytona 500 most led by a driver in last 9 years

• Joe Gibbs Racing drivers led 154 of 200 laps last Daytona 500

• Fewest laps led by Daytona 500 winner: 2 – Jamie McMurray 2010

• Most Daytona 500 laps led: 184 – Richard Petty 1964

• Drivers leading most laps failed to win 11 of last 13 Daytona 500s

• 5 of last 10 Daytona 500 winners led 8 laps or less

• 11 Drivers led most laps in a Daytona 500, but never won any Daytona 500:

Donnie Allison, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Terry Labonte, Mark Martin, Kyle Petty,

Joe Ruttman, Ken Schrader, Jack Smith, Tony Stewart & Rusty Wallace

• Latest point winner started leading — Lap 207

Jamie McMurray in 2010 (Led last 2 laps)

• Most consecutive laps led: 149 – Richard Petty (1964)

• 10 Led first lap & won Daytona 500

• Most starts before first Daytona 500 win: 20 – Dale Earnhardt 1998

• Lee Petty 1959 & Trevor Bayne 2011 only drivers to win Daytona 500 in first try

• 6 Won Daytona 500 in 5th try

• Mid-race leader won 1 of last 24 Daytona 500s – Denny Hamlin 2016

• Leader at 10 to go mark failed to win 7 of last 10 Daytona 500s

• 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 4

• Hendrick Motorsports won 8 Daytona 500s with 5 different drivers

• No Hendrick Motorsports drivers finished top 10 in either Daytona race last season

• All 4 Hendrick Motorsports drivers involved in crashes last Daytona race – All 4 finished 21st or worse

• Stewart-Haas Racing drivers finished 23rd or worse last Daytona race

• In last 25 Daytona 500s, 12 crashes involved 10 or more drivers – Biggest crash: 19 involved (2001)

• Biggest Daytona Monster Energy Series crash: 26 Involved (7/6/14)

• Biggest Daytona crash: 37 Involved (2/13/60) – Modified-Sportsman race

• Daytona 500 winner missed making the Playoff 5 seasons before Chase Grid era

• 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

• 53 Different winners in 114 Duel races

• Only 1 Duel winner went on to win Daytona 500 in last 12 years – Matt Kenseth in 2012

• Last 5 Daytona 500 winners top 5 or better in Duel

• 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

• Worst start position of Duel winner: 25th – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2015)

• Worst previous start position of Duel winner: 18th – Bobby Isaac (1974) & Michael Waltrip (2005)

• 18 Duel races settled by last lap pass

• Winner led only final lap in 6 Duel races

• Duel ended in overtime 6 times – Leader at scheduled distance won 4 times

• The Clash winner & Duel winner in same season: 14 Times including 2 of last 4 seasons

• 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