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Daytona 500: Champions · Records

Daytona 500 Records and Milestones
 
Most victories: 7 - Richard Petty (1964, 66, 71, 73, 74, 79, 81)Daytona 500 trophy (Getty Images)
  No name appears on the Daytona 500 trophy more
  than Richard Petty. (Getty Images)
 
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 poles: 4 - Cale Yarborough (1968, 70, 78, 84); Buddy Baker (1967, 73, 79-80)
 
Most consecutive poles: 3 - Fireball Roberts (1961-63); Bill Elliott (1985-87); Ken Schrader (1988-90)
 
Most wins from the pole: 2 - Cale Yarborough (1968, 84); Bill Elliott (1985, 87)
 
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: 2 - Jamie McMurray (2010)Kevin Harvick edges Mark Martin in 2007. (Getty Images)
  Kevin Harvick edges Mark Martin in 2007. (Getty
  Images)
 
Most leaders, single race: 22 - 2011
 
Fewest leaders, single race: 3 - 1972
 
Most lead changes, single race: 74 - 2011
 
Lowest starting position by a winner: 39th - Matt Kenseth (2009)
 
Widest winning margin: 2 laps - Richard Petty (1973)
 
Closest winning margin: .020 seconds - Kevin Harvick (2007)
 
Fastest winning speed: 177.602 mph - Buddy Baker (1980)
 
Slowest winning speed: 124.740 mph - Junior Johnson (1960)
 
Youngest winner: 20 years, 1 day - Trevor Bayne (2011)
 
Oldest winner: 50 years, 2 months, 11 days - Bobby Allison (1988)