2016 Daytona 500

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2016 Daytona 500
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2016 Daytona 500
     Daytona 500 Race : Daytona 500
Series : Sprint Cup
Track : Daytona International Speedway
Date : 21st Feb 2016
Time ET :
Television : Fox
Winner : Denny Hamlin
PoleWinner : Chase Elliott

Daytona 500 is a NASCAR Sprint cup race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway. The race track is located in Daytona Beach, Florida and the race event is one of the restrictor plate race of the Sprint Cup Series schedule. The Daytona 500 is most important, prestigious 500 mile long race event from NASCAR and largest purse among the races of NASCAR.

The event is consider as the final event of the Speedweeks and has the largest TV viewers in USA defeating the Indianapolis 500. The race has champions at the end of the series cup instead of individual events in the start. Daytona 500 is the first race of the year with championship points that are awarded is equal to that of any other Sprint Cup race.

The event is served as the “The Great American Race” or “the SuperBowl of Stock Car Racing” and the winner of the Daytona 500 race is being awarded with a Harley J. Earl Trophy. The winning car is displayed for one year in a race winning condition at a museum and gallery adjacent to Daytona International Speedway named as Daytona 500 Experience.

All Time Daytona 500 Purse

Year Driver Prize Money Year Driver Prize Money
1959 Lee Petty $19,050 1987 Bill Elliott $204,150
1960 Junior Johnson $19,600 1988 Bobby Allison $202,940
1961 Marvin Panch $21,050 1989 Darrell Waltrip $184,900
1962 Fireball Roberts $24,190 1990 Derrike Cope $188,150
1963 Tiny Lund $24,550 1991 Ernie Irvan $233,000
1964 Richard Petty $33,300 1992 Davey Allison $244,050
1965 Fred Lorenzen $27,100 1993 Dale Jarrett $238,200
1966 Richard Petty $28,150 1994 Sterling Marlin $258,275
1967 Mario Andretti† $48,900 1995 Sterling Marlin $300,460
1968 Cale Yarborough $47,250 1996 Dale Jarrett $360,775
1969 LeeRoy Yarbrough $38,950 1997 Jeff Gordon $377,410
1970 Pete Hamilton $44,850 1998 Dale Earnhardt $1,059,805
1971 Richard Petty $45,450 1999 Jeff Gordon $1,172,246
1972 A.J. Foyt $44,600 2000 Dale Jarrett $1,277,975
1973 Richard Petty $36,100 2001 Michael Waltrip $1,331,185
1974 Richard Petty $39,650 2002 Ward Burton $1,389,017
1975 Benny Parsons $43,905 2003 Michael Waltrip $1,419,406
1976 David Pearson $46,800 2004 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $1,495,070
1977 Cale Yarborough $63,700 2005 Jeff Gordon $1,497,150
1978 Bobby Allison $56,300 2006 Jimmie Johnson $1,505,120
1979 Richard Petty $73,900 2007 Kevin Harvick $1,510,469
1980 Buddy Baker $102,175 2008 Ryan Newman $1,543,045
1981 Richard Petty $90,575 2009 Matt Kenseth $1,536,388
1982 Bobby Allison $120,360 2010 Jamie McMurray $1,514,649
1983 Cale Yarborough $119,600 2011 Trevor Bayne $1,463,810
1984 Cale Yarborough $160,300 2012 Matt Kenseth $1,589,387
1985 Bill Elliott $185,500 2013 Jimmie Johnson  $1,525,275
1986 Geoff Bodine $192,715 2014 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $1,506,363

2016 Daytona 500 Lineup

POS
DRIVER
MANUFACTURER
1
Chase Elliott Chevrolet
2
Matt Kenseth Toyota
3
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet
4
Kyle Busch Toyota
5
Joey Logano Ford
6
Jamie McMurray Chevrolet
7
Ryan Blaney Ford
8
Kurt Busch Chevrolet
9
Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
10
Carl Edwards Toyota

2016 Daytona 500 Results

POS
DRIVER
MANUFACTURER
LAPS
START
LED
PTS
BONUS
1
Denny Hamlin Toyota
200
11
95
45
5
2
Martin Truex Jr. Toyota
200
28
2
40
1
3
Kyle Busch Toyota
200
4
19
39
1
4
Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
200
9
0
37
0
5
Carl Edwards Toyota
200
10
0
36
0
6
Joey Logano Ford
200
5
0
35
0
7
Kyle Larson Chevrolet
200
14
0
34
0
8
Regan Smith Chevrolet
200
27
0
33
0
9
Austin Dillon Chevrolet
200
21
1
33
1
10
Kurt Busch Chevrolet
200
8
0
31
0

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