20 MOST STARTS at the Daytona 500 by a driver before winning the race, by Dale Earnhardt.
2 LAPS by which Richard Petty won in 1973, the widest margin of victory in the Daytona 500.
2 FEET by which Lee Petty won in 1959, the narrowest margin of victory.
177.602 MILES PER HOUR averaged by Buddy Baker in 1980, the fastest winning speed.
124.740 MPH by Junior Johnson in 1960, the slowest winning speed.
210.364 MPH by Bill Elliott in 1987, the fastest qualifying speed.
32 CONSECUTIVE career starts, by Dave Marcis (1968-99, 2002), the most by any driver.
34 LOWEST STARTING position by a winner, by Kevin Harvick in 2007.
$67,760 TOTAL PURSE of the first Daytona 500.
$19,050 FIRST-PLACE purse won by Lee Petty in 1959.