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Coke Zero 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Daytona International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 132. This includes qualifying races when points were awarded for those races.
  • First Sprint Cup race: February 20, 1959, won by Bob Welborn.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: February 24, 2013, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 25, most recently by Kevin Harvick in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 71 times in 132 races (54%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 103 times (78%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 9 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.

  • 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: 196.996 mph by Ken Schrader in 1989.
    • 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 2008-2013 a typical Daytona race had 35.5 lead changes, 8.7 cautions for 33.5 laps, and an average green-flag run of 15.1 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 42, Ford 32, Dodge 15, Pontiac 14, Mercury 13, Buick 6, Plymouth 6, Oldsmobile 3, Toyota 1.

  • Most victories by owner: Wood Brothers 15, Petty Enterprises 11, Rick Hendrick 11, Holman-Moody 6, Junior Johnson 6, Jack Roush 6.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Daytona races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (60 races) Dave Marcis (67 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (37) Buddy Arrington, Joe Nemechek (37)
    Top 10: Dave Blaney (25) Dave Blaney (25)
    Pole: Terry Labonte (60) Dave Marcis (67)
    Lap led: David Reutimann (13) Buddy Arrington (37)
    Lead-lap finish: Josh Wise (2) Buddy Arrington (37)


  • Top career marks at Daytona:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (60) Richard Petty (74)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (6) Richard Petty (10)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (12) Richard Petty (28)
    Top 10s: Terry Labonte (26) Richard Petty (37)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Ken Schrader (3) Cale Yarborough (12)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (9,941) Terry Labonte (9,941)
    Laps led: Tony Stewart (665) Dale Earnhardt (1,286)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (32) Bill Elliott (34)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Daytona (3 or more starts):

    1. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (14.0)
    2. Clint Bowyer (15.5)
    3. Terry Labonte (15.6)
    4. Jeff Gordon (16.1)
    5. Kevin Harvick (16.5)
    6. Tony Stewart (17.0)
    7. Matt Kenseth (17.0)
    8. Ken Schrader (17.3)
    9. Paul Menard (17.3)
    10. Jeff Burton (17.4)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Daytona (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (30.3)
    2. David Stremme (28.7)
    3. Sam Hornish, Jr. (28.4)
    4. Joe Nemechek (28.4)
    5. Travis Kvapil (28.2)
    6. J.J. Yeley (27.4)
    7. Scott Riggs (27.1)
    8. Landon Cassill (26.7)
    9. Dave Blaney (26.6)
    10. Trevor Bayne (26.2)


    Current top-10 drivers at Daytona:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 2 7 10 2 3736 77 9.6 18.2 85.3
    Carl Edwards 17 0 4 8 1 2866 4 17.4 17.5 82.7
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 2 6 0 2696 150 19.0 15.5 86.6
    Kevin Harvick 24 2 5 10 1 3815 178 15.2 16.5 82.6
    Matt Kenseth 27 2 6 13 1 4378 308 19.6 17.0 93.2
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 2 10 15 1 4631 396 11.1 14.0 89.3
    Kyle Busch 17 1 5 6 0 2865 281 13.6 18.9 97.0
    Martin Truex, Jr. 16 0 0 1 1 2857 62 19.5 21.4 79.9
    Greg Biffle 21 1 3 6 1 3493 138 17.2 19.8 79.4
    Joey Logano 9 0 2 3 0 1533 5 21.0 18.8 80.1

    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: Tony Stewart (93.1), Jeff Gordon (88.3), Kurt Busch (88.0), Jeff Burton (84.9), Denny Hamlin (84.5), Ryan Newman (82.8), Kasey Kahne (81.6).