- 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
- Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: TBA
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
Honor Guard: TBA
National Anthem: TBA
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|
|Daytona Internation Speedway – 2/14/2015|
|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|