Monday, February 21, 2011

A quick look at those Daytona records

Yes, it was a record-setting day at Sunday's Daytona 500. Here's a look at the marks that were broken.
Youngest winner - Trevor Bayne, 20 years, one day. The previous youngest winner was Jeff Gordon when he was 25.
Lead changes - 74. Significant in that the former record was 60 lead changes and was set in 1974.
Number of leaders - For the second straight year this mark fell, with 22 different leaders Sunday, compared to 21 last year.
Caution flags - There were 16 Sunday, which led to a record-tying 60 caution flags.
Years between Daytona victories for a team - The last time the Woods Brothers had a car win the Daytona 500 was in 1976 when David Pearson beat Richard Petty to the line in a famous last-lap battle. That makes it 35 years between Daytona 500 victories. This is not an official record, but considering most teams racing today weren't even in existence 35 years ago, it's safe to say this is a record, too.

No comments:

Post a Comment