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Daytona 500

Held over 200 laps on 2.5-mile oval at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. First race in 1959, although stock car racing at Daytona dates back to 1936. Winners who started from pole position are in bold type.

Multiple winners: Richard Petty (7); Cale Yarborough (4); Bobby Allison and Dale Jarrett (3); Bill Elliott, Jeff Gordon, Sterling Marlin and Michael Waltrip (2). Multiple poles: Buddy Baker and Cale Yarborough (4); Bill Elliott, Dale Jarrett, Fireball Roberts and Ken Schrader (3); Donnie Allison (2).

Year Winner Car Owner MPH Pole Sitter MPH
1959 Lee Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 135.521 Bob Welborn 140.121
       
1960 Junior Johnson Chevrolet Ray Fox 124.740 Cotton Owens 149.892
1961 Marvin Panch Pontiac Smokey Yunick 149.601 Fireball Roberts 155.709
1962 Fireball Roberts Pontiac Smokey Yunick 152.529 Fireball Roberts 156.999
1963 Tiny Lund Ford Wood Brothers 151.566 Fireball Roberts 160.943
1964 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 154.334 Paul Goldsmith 174.910
1965-a Fred Lorenzen Ford Holman-Moody 141.539 Darel Dieringer 171.151
1966-b Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 160.627 Richard Petty 175.165
1967 Mario Andretti Ford Holman-Moody 149.926 Curtis Turner 180.831
1968 Cale Yarborough Mercury Wood Brothers 143.251 Cale Yarborough 189.222
1969 Lee Roy Yarbrough Ford Junior Johnson 157.950 Buddy Baker 188.901
       
1970 Pete Hamilton Plymouth Petty Enterprises 149.601 Cale Yarborough 194.015
1971 Richard Petty Plymouth Petty Enterprises 144.462 A.J. Foyt 182.744
1972 A.J. Foyt Mercury Wood Brothers 161.550 Bobby Isaac 186.632
1973 Richard Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 157.205 Buddy Baker 185.662
1974-c Richard Petty Dodge Petty Enterprises 140.894 David Pearson 185.017
1975 Benny Parsons Chevrolet L.G. DeWitt 153.649 Donnie Allison 185.827
1976 David Pearson Mercury Wood Brothers 152.181 Ramo Stott 183.456
1977 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Junior Johnson 153.218 Donnie Allison 188.048
1978 Bobby Allison Ford Bud Moore 159.730 Cale Yarborough 187.536
1979 Richard Petty Oldsmobile Petty Enterprises 143.977 Buddy Baker 196.049
       
1980 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile Ranier Racing 177.602* Buddy Baker 194.099
1981 Richard Petty Buick Petty Enterprises 169.651 Bobby Allison 194.624
1982 Bobby Allison Buick DiGard Racing 153.991 Benny Parsons 196.317
1983 Cale Yarborough Pontiac Ranier Racing 155.979 Ricky Rudd 198.864
1984 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Ranier Racing 150.994 Cale Yarborough 201.848
1985 Bill Elliott Ford Melling Racing 172.265 Bill Elliott 205.114
1986 Geoff Bodine Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 148.124 Bill Elliott 205.039
1987 Bill Elliott Ford Melling Racing 176.263 Bill Elliott 210.364†
1988 Bobby Allison Buick Stavola Brothers 137.531 Ken Schrader 198.823
1989 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports 148.466 Ken Schrader 196.996
       
1990 Derrike Cope Chevrolet Bob Whitcomb 165.761 Ken Schrader 196.515
1991 Ernie Irvan Chevrolet Morgan-McClure 148.148 Davey Allison 195.955
1992 Davey Allison Ford Robert Yates 160.256 Sterling Martin 192.213
1993 Dale Jarrett Chevrolet Joe Gibbs Racing 154.972 Kyle Petty 189.426
1994 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Morgan-McClure 156.931 Loy Allen 190.158
1995 Sterling Marlin Chevrolet Morgan-McClure 141.710 Dale Jarrett 193.498
1996Dale JarrettFordRobert Yates154.308Dale Earnhardt189.510
1997Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick148.295Mike Skinner189.813
1998Dale EarnhardtChevroletRichard Childress172.712Bobby Labonte192.415
1999Jeff GordonChevroletRick Hendrick161.551Jeff Gordon195.067
       
2000Dale JarrettFordRobert Yates155.669Dale Jarrett191.091
2001Michael WaltripChevroletDale Earnhardt, Inc.161.783Bill Elliott183.565
2002Ward BurtonDodgeBill Davis142.971Jimmie Johnson185.831
2003-dMichael WaltripChevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 133.870 Jeff Green 186.606
2004 Dale Earnhardt JrChevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 156.345Greg Biffle 188.387
*Track and race record for winning speed. †Track and race record for qualifying speed.
Notes: a—rain shortened 1965 to 332+ miles; b—rain shortened 1966 race to 495 miles; c—in 1974, race shortened 50 miles due to energy crisis .d—rain shortened 2003 race to 272.5 miles. Also: Pole sitters determined by pole qualifying race (1959-65); by two-lap average (1966-68); by fastest single lap (since 1969).

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