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.
Dale Jarrett won the 1996 Daytona 500.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the 2004 Daytona 500.
The 2011 Daytona 500 was won by Trevor Bayne on February 20th. Bayne became the youngest winner of the Daytona 500.
The 2014 Daytona 500 race took place on February 23, 2014. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. won the race.
Sterling Marlin won the 1995 Daytona 500.
Lee Petty in 1959
Buddy Baker won the 1980 Daytona 500.
David Pearson won the 1976 Daytona 500.
Jimmie Johnson won the 2006 Daytona 500.
Jamie McMurray won the 52nd Daytona 500.
Joey Logano won the 2015 Daytona 500.
The 2012 Daytona 500 was won by Matt Kenseth.
In 2013, Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500.
Chrysler has never won the Daytona 500.
Jeff Gordon won the 1999 Daytona 500. He was also the pole winner.
Fireball Roberts won the 4th Daytona 500. It was on February 18, 1962.
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Pete Hamilton was the winner of the 1970 Daytona 500.