The 57th Daytona 500 by the numbers
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.