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StatChat - NASCAR Cup Series @ Daytona

By Adam Carabine

And just like that, NASCAR is back! After what has felt like an extra-long off-season, it’s time to dive deep into The Great American Race – the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway may be the most famous track in NASCAR. The first ever Daytona 500 was won by Lee Petty in 1959, and has been the season opener since 1982. It is a 2.5 mile high-speed tri-oval.

The race will be 200 laps long (for a total of 500 miles), with stage breaks occurring at 65 – 130 – 200. The fuel window is approximately 38-42 laps.

This is the first race of the 2022 Cup Series season.

Top 5 Career Average Finishers at Daytona: