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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which kicks off its 2010 preparations at Daytona International Speedway. Daytona 500 Driver Entry List

This year’s Daytona tests precede two NASCAR milestones – the 50th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15, and the first race for NASCAR’s new car – the now-generation race car – on Daytona’s
historic, 2.5- mile surface.
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listed Below are a list of facts about "The Great American Race" that will make you both a more informed gambler, as well as a pseudo-historian when it comes time to start the engines. Read these Daytona 500 facts, remember them and dazzle your friends when the opportunity presents itself.

Most Victories: (7) Richard Petty (1964, 66, 71, 73, 74, 79, 81)

Most Consecutive Victories: (2) Richard Petty (1973-74); Cale Yarborough (1983-84); Sterling Marlin (1994-95)

Most Career Starts: (33) Dave Marcis

Most Consecutive Starts: (32) Dave Marcis (1968-99)

Most Pole Positions: (4) Cale Yarborough (1968, 70, 78, 84); Buddy Baker (1967, 73, 79-80)

Most Wins from the Pole Position: (2) Cale Yarborough (1968, 84); Bill Elliott (1985, 87)

Most Consecutive Pole Positions: (3) Fireball Roberts (1961-63); Bill Elliott (1985-87); Ken Schrader (1988-90)

Longest Span Between First and Last Victory: (17) Richard Petty (1964-81)

Most Starts Before Winning: (20) Dale Earnhardt

Most Races Led: (20) Richard Petty

Most Times Completing All 500 Miles: (14) Dale Earnhardt

Most Miles Completed: (12,150 miles, 4,860 laps ) Richard Petty

Most Laps Led, Career: (780) Richard Petty

Most Times Led, Race: (21) Bobby Allison (1981)

Most Laps Led, Race: (184) Richard Petty (1964)

Driver Leading the Most Laps and Winning: (184) Richard Petty (1964)

Driver Leading the Most Laps and Not Winning: (170) Fireball Roberts (1961)

Driver Leading the Fewest Laps and Winning: (4) Benny Parsons (1975)

Most Different Leaders, Single Race: (15) (1974, 89, 96)

Fewest Different Leaders, Single Race: (3) (1972)

Most Lead Changes, Single Race: (60) (1974)

Most Wins by a Manufacturer: (14) Chevrolet

Most Starters in he Field: (68) (1960)

Lowest Starting Position by a Winner: (33rd) Bobby Allison (1978)

Widest Winning Margin: 2 laps, Richard Petty (1973)

Closest Winning Margin: 2 feet, Lee Petty (1959)

Fastest Winning Speed: 177.602 mph, Buddy Baker (1980)

Slowest Winning Speed: 124.740 mph, Junior Johnson (1960)

Youngest Winner: 25 years, 6 months, 12 days, Jeff Gordon (1997)

Oldest Winner: 50 years, 2 months, 11 days, Bobby Allison (1988)


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