$1,510,469 WINNING PURSE, by Kevin Harvick in 2007.
$248,050 FORTY-SECOND-PLACE purse earned by Kyle Petty in 2007, the smallest of any Daytona 500 entrant last year.
4 DRIVERS whom crew chief Leonard Wood helped win the Daytona 500: Tiny Lund (1963), Cale Yarborough ('68), A.J. Foyt ('72) and David Pearson ('76).
55 MOST CAREER victories by a driver never to win at Daytona (in the 500 or the Pepsi 400), by Rusty Wallace, who didn't win in 45 starts.
272.5 FEWEST MILES completed (109 laps), because of rain, in 2003.
61 HOURS after the finish that Lee Petty was awarded victory in the inaugural Daytona 500 in 1959; Johnny Beauchamp had been declared the unofficial winner—and posed with the trophy—but photographs and newsreel footage showed otherwise.
.020 FRACTION of a second by which Kevin Harvick edged Mark Martin in 2007, the closest Daytona 500 finish since computerized scoring was introduced in 1993.