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Daytona 500 race by the numbers

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5 Daytona 500 wins by the Wood Brothers team (the others: Tiny Lund, 1963; Cale Yar­borough, 1968; A.J. Foyt, 1972; David Pearson, 1976).

7 Drivers who made the 500 their first win in NASCAR's top series (the others: Lund, 1963; Mario Andretti, 1967; Pete Hamilton, 1970; Derrike Cope, 1990; Sterling Marlin, 1994; Michael Waltrip, 2001).

16 Caution flags, a race record; also the times Bill Elliott has completed every lap in the race, extending his record.

22 Different leaders, a race record.

74 Lead changes, a race record.

130.326 Average speed, slowest in the 500 since the second running in 1960.

A harbinger?

Trevor Bayne joined elite company Sunday. The four youngest 500 winners:

Year, name, age (yrs-days)

2011, Trevor Bayne, 20-1

1997, Jeff Gordon, 25-196

1964, Richard Petty, 26-236

1967, Mario Andretti, 26-353

Daytona 500 race by the numbers 02/20/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 20, 2011 11:21pm]
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