The 57th Daytona 500 by the numbers


After a stirring Daytona 500, some numbers stand taller than others. With that in mind, here are some of the more important figures from Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race:

2 – Number of Daytona 500 winners from New England: Joey Logano (Middletown, Conn.) and 1970 winner Pete Hamilton (Newton, Mass.). Both men won their respective 500s on February 22.

3 – Number of Daytona 500 victories by the No. 22 car after today. The first two came from Fireball Roberts in 1962 and Ward Burton in 2002.

6 – Average finish for Denny Hamlin in the last four Daytona 500s.

7 – Number of penalties for speeding on pit road.

8 – Number of cars involved in the last-lap crash that caused today’s 500 to end under caution.

12 – Number of drivers sent to the rear of the field to start. One of them, Johnny Sauter, was cited twice for going to a backup car and missing Sunday’s driver introductions.

13 – The amount of Daytona 500 victories that Team Penske still must earn to equal its 15 in the Indianapolis 500.

27 – Number of lead changes, among 12 drivers.

31.271 – In seconds, the average amount of time that 500 winner Logano spent on pit road on Sunday.

33 – Number of cars that finished on the lead lap.

38 – Number of positions that fourth-place finisher Denny Hamlin gained on Sunday, most of any driver.

39.3 – Average finish for Tony Stewart in the last three Daytona 500s.

87 – Number of laps that Jeff Gordon led in his final Daytona 500 – the most he’s ever led in a Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

110 – Consecutive Sprint Cup starts Kyle Busch had made until missing the Daytona 500 after being injured in Saturday’s Xfinity race.

2000 – Last year the pole-sitter won the Daytona 500 (Dale Jarrett).

1,581,453 – Dollars that Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and his team collected Sunday.