Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 seven times. That is the most in Nascar history.
Jeff Gordon has the most Daytona 500 wins for an active driver. He won the race three times (1997, 1999, 2005).
Matt Kenseth has two Daytona 500 wins (2009, 2012).
Dale Earnhardt Sr. has the most runner-up finishes in the Daytona 500, with five.
Chevy has won 22 times at Daytona 500, most recently Jimmie Johnson, February 24th, 2013.
Cale Yarborough, with four wins.
The 2011 Daytona 500 winner, Trevor Bayne.
Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times, which is second most. Richard Petty leads all drivers with seven victories.
In the 2012 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr., earned $1,103,150. for finishing second.
Carl Edwards finished second in the 2011 Daytona 500.
In 1959, Johnny Beauchamp finished second to Lee Petty in the inaugural Daytona 500.