Joey Logano is the youngest driver to start the Daytona 500. He was 19 years old when he started the 2009 Daytona 500.
Prior to Trevor Bayne winning in 2011 at the age of 20, Jeff Gordon was the youngest driver to win the Daytona 500 at age 25 in 1997.
Kevin Harvick (he was previously the 2007 winner of the Daytona 500)
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The tallest driver to win the Daytona 500 was Buddy Bakerat 6' 6". He won the race in 1980.Michael Waltrip, who is 6' 5", won two Daytona 500's (2001 & 2003).
In his 20th attempt, Dale Earnhardt Sr. finally won the Daytona 500.
The only driver who has done this was Mario AndrettiHe won the Indy 500 in 1969 He won the Daytona 500 in 1967 He become the WDC in Formula 1 in 1978
Dale Jr. started eighth in the 2000 Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick started 29th in the 2012 Daytona 500. She finished 38th.
In the 2012 Daytona 500, David Ragan was the first driver out of the race (lap 1) and finished 43rd. Jimmie Johnson, who was involved in the same accident, finished 42nd.
Lee Petty was the first Daytona 500 winner. Red Byron was the first NASCAR driver to win the Daytona Beach Road Course And the first NASCAR race was Charlotte Speedway, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Glenn Dunnaway was declared the winner, but a post-race inspection revealed that his car was fitted with illegal springs, causing NASCAR to disqualify him. Jim Roper was declared the official winner of the event.