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Track facts for Daytona International Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 144. This includes qualifying races when points were awarded for those races.
* First Cup race: February 20, 1959, won by Bob Welborn.
* Last Cup race: February 17, 2019, won by Denny Hamlin.
* Won from pole: 26, most recently by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2015.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 74 times in 144 races (51%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 111 times (77%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 10 times (7%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 42nd, by Tony Stewart in 2012.
* Most laps led: 184, by Richard Petty in 1964.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jimmy Spencer in 1994, Kurt Busch in 2017, Austin Dillon in 2018 and Erik Jones in 2018.

Track records:

* Fastest race: 183.295 mph by Cale Yarborough in 1970.
* Fastest race with restrictor plates: 172.712 by Dale Earnhardt in 1998.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 210.364 mph by Bill Elliott in 1987.
* Fastest qualifying speed with restrictor plates: 201.293 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2015.
* Most lead changes: 74 in 2011.
* Closest finish: Jamie McMurray's .005 second margin over Kyle Busch in 2007.
* Most caution flags: 16 in 2011.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Daytona race had 26.5 lead changes, 8.4 cautions for 37.9 laps, and an average green-flag run of 15.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

• Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 46, Ford 37, Dodge 15, Pontiac 14, Mercury 13, Buick 6, Plymouth 6, Toyota 4, Oldsmobile 3.
* Most victories by owner: Wood Brothers 15, Rick Hendrick 14, Petty Enterprises 12, Joe Gibbs 7, Jack Roush 7, Richard Childress 6, Holman-Moody 6, Junior Johnson 6.

Driver Notes:
* The most Daytona races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Martin Truex, Jr. (28 races) Dave Marcis (67 races)
Top 5: Landon Cassill (14) Joe Nemechek (38)
Top 10: Landon Cassill (14) Dave Blaney (26)
Pole: Kurt Busch (36) Dave Marcis (67)
Lap led: Brendan Gaughan (8) Buddy Arrington (37)
Lead-lap finish: William Byron (3) Buddy Arrington (37)

 

* Top career marks at Daytona:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (36) Richard Petty (74)
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (3) Richard Petty (10)
Top 5s: Kurt Busch (13) Richard Petty (28)
Top 10s: Kurt Busch (17) Richard Petty (37)
Poles: Chase Elliott (3) Cale Yarborough (12)
Laps: Ryan Newman (5,989) Terry Labonte (10,414)
Laps led: Denny Hamlin (437) Dale Earnhardt (1,286)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson (23) Jeff Gordon (35)

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Daytona (3 or more starts):
1. Austin Dillon (13.6)
2. Clint Bowyer (16.2)
3. Alex Bowman (16.3)
4. Denny Hamlin (17.0)
5. Joey Logano (17.0)
6. Bubba Wallace (17.2)
7. Kevin Harvick (17.5)
8. Erik Jones (17.6)
9. Kurt Busch (17.9)
10. Jimmie Johnson (18.3)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Daytona (3 or more starts):
1. Daniel Suarez (30.2)
2. D.J. Kennington (27.8)
3. Chase Elliott (27.0)
4. J.J. Yeley (27.0)
5. William Byron (25.3)
6. Corey LaJoie (24.8)
7. Chris Buescher (24.4)
8. Landon Cassill (24.3)
9. Jeffrey Earnhardt (23.8)
10. Reed Sorenson (23.4)

 Current top-10 drivers at { }:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Joey Logano 21 1 6 9 0 3,413 74 17.4 17.0 84.7
Kyle Busch 28 1 8 9 1 4,582 420 15.1 18.6 91.1
Brad Keselowski 20 1 3 4 0 3,164 199 21.6 22.4 78.2
Kevin Harvick 36 2 9 14 1 5,638 244 15.1 17.5 83.1
Martin Truex, Jr. 28 0 2 4 1 4,567 92 18.5 22.1 79.9
Denny Hamlin 27 2 8 9 0 4,647 437 16.8 17.0 87.3
Chase Elliott 7 0 0 0 3 990 61 7.3 27.0 69.7
Kurt Busch 36 1 13 17 0 5,9.8 307 19.5 17.9 87.3
Alex Bowman 6 0 0 1 1 1,051 14 19.0 16.3 74.1
Ryan Blaney 8 0 1 2 0 1,340 142 13.1 22.2 88.9

Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

Other notable Driver Ratings at Daytona: Jimmie Johnson (86.6), Clint Bowyer (80.3).