NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sprint Unlimited Notes and Entry List

SprintRace Information

  • Track Specifications:
    Track/Race Length: 2.5 mile oval, 75 laps, 187.5 miles
    Tri-oval with 31-degree banking in the turns
    18-degree banking in the tri-oval and 6-degree banking on the straightaways
    Date track opened: 1959
    Banking in turns 1-4: 31 degrees
    Banking in tri-oval: 18 degrees
    Banking on backstretch: 3 degrees
    Banking on the straightaway: 6 degrees
    Length of frontstretch: 3,800 feet
    Length of backstretch: 3,400 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 147,000.
    Pit Road Speed: 55 mph
    Pace Car Speed: 70 mph
    Pit Road Length: 1,600 feet
    Pit Road Width: 50 feet
    Opened: 1959
  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Honor Guard: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Flyover: TBD

Television / Radio Coverage

  • Race Coverage of the Sprint Unlimited Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, 2015.
    Television (TV): FOX at 8:00 pm/et

Records and Facts:

  • By the Numbers: Sprint Unlimited:
    .013 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kyle Busch over Tony Stewart in 2012, the closest margin in Sprint Unlimited history.
    .058 – Margin of victory in seconds by Kurt Busch over Jamie McMurray in 2011, the second closest margin in Sprint Unlimited history.
    .08 – Margin of victory in seconds by Dale Earnhardt over Sterling Marlin in 1995, the third closest margin in Sprint Unlimited history.
    1 – Laps led by Rusty Wallace (1998), Neil Bonnett (1983-84), Dale Earnhardt (1980), Dale Jarrett (2000 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (2009) in the Sprint Unlimited races they won.
    2 – The starting position that has produced the most Sprint Unlimited wins (five).
    2.75 – Average finish by Dale Earnhardt, best by any driver with multiple starts.
    5 – Drivers who have won the event in their first appearance (Buddy Baker, 1979; Dale Earnhardt, 1980; Jeff Gordon, 1994; Dale Jarrett, 1996; Denny Hamlin, 2006).
    6 – Number of Sprint Unlimited wins by Dale Earnhardt, the series leader.
    7 – Number of fewest starters in the field for the Sprint Unlimited (1981).
    9 – Number of races led, most since race began in 1979 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)
    11 – Number of starts before winning, most since race began in 1979 (Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin).
    14 – Number of different leaders in the 2009 event, most since race began in 1979.
    20 – Number of wins by Chevrolet in the Sprint Unlimited, leads all manufacturers.
    21 – Most consecutive starts in the Sprint Unlimited by Jeff Gordon (1994-2014).
    27 – Kevin Harvick’s starting position in 2009, the lowest by a race winner in the event’s history.
    28 – Number of lead changes in the 2011 event, highest number since race began in 1979.
    44 – Laps led by Greg Biffle in 2005, the most by a driver who did not win the event.
    47 – Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008, the most in a single Sprint Unlimited.
    124.095 mph – The slowest average speed of the race for the Sprint Unlimited was last season’s event won by Kyle Busch.
    197.802 mph – The fastest average speed of the race for the Sprint Unlimited was in 1987 won by Bill Elliott.(NASCAR)(2-15-2014)
  • The Sprint Unlimited Manufacturer Recap:
    Manufacturer, Victories, Last Victory – Driver
    Chevrolet, 21, 2013 – Kevin Harvick
    Ford, 7, 2004 – Dale Jarrett
    Toyota, 3, 2014 – Denny Hamlin
    Buick, 2, 1982 – Bobby Allison
    Oldsmobile, 2, 1980 – Dale Earnhardt
    Pontiac, 2, 2002 – Tony Stewart
    Dodge, 1, 2011 – Kurt Busch
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Entry List
Sprint Unlimited
Daytona Internation Speedway – 2/14/2015
Entry Car # Driver Make Sponsor Eligibility 
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy McDonald’s 2014 Pole Winner
2 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 2014 Pole Winner
3 3 Austin Dillon Chevy Dow 2014 Pole Winner
4 4 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy John’s / Budweiser 2014 Pole Winner
5 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Great Clips 2014 Chase Driver
6 10 Danica Patrick Chevy GoDaddy.com Former D500 Pole Winner
7 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express 2014 Pole Winner
8 13 Casey Mears Chevy GEICO 26th In Driver Points
9 14 Tony Stewart Chevy  Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops 2014 Pole Winner
10 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 19th in Driver Points
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford Ortho Former D500 Pole Winner
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Fastenal 26th In Driver Points
13 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M’s 2014 Pole Winner
14 19 Carl Edwards Toyota ARRIS Former D500 Pole Winner
15 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 2014 Pole Winner
16 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 2014 Pole Winner
17 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger 2014 Pole Winner
18 27 Paul Menard Chevy Peak / Menards 21st In Driver Points
19 31 Ryan Newman Chevy Caterpillar 2014 Chase Driver
20 41 Kurt Busch Chevy Haas Automation Former Unlimited Winner
21 42 Kyle Larson Chevy Target 2014 Pole Winner
22 43 Aric Almirola Ford Smithfield 2014 Chase Driver
23 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe’s 2014 Pole Winner
24 78 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy Furnitrue Row Former D500 Pole Winner
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevy Nationwide Former Unlimited Winner
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