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The 57th Daytona 500 by the numbers


during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Jonathan Ferrey

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.

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