Track Information


The Daytona International Speedway hosts a pair of NASCAR races each year -- the season-opening Daytona 500 and the Pepsi 400 on the first Saturday in July (this year on July 1).

The track, which hosted its first Daytona 500 in 1959, has more than 110,500 permanent seats. In the infield, there is 44-acre Lake Lloyd, a man-made lake formed to provide the dirt used to build the famous 31-degree high banks.


Fast facts
When: Feb. 21, 2000, Noon ET
Where: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
TV: CBS
Laps: 200
Track length: 2.5 miles
Race length: 500 miles
Banking: 31 degrees
Qualifying record: Bill Elliott, 210.364 mph, 1987
Race record: Buddy Baker, 177.602 mph, 1980

'99 in review
Top 10 finishers
1. Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, $1,172,246
2. Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, $613,659
3. Kenny Irwin, Ford, $440,584
4. Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, $350,634
5. Michael Waltrip, Chevrolet, $290,595
6. Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, $186,731
7. Kyle Petty, Pontiac, $145,809
8. Rusty Wallace, Ford, $173,209
9. Chad Little, Ford, $142,883
10. Rick Mast, Ford, $138,096

Average Speed: 161.551 miles per hour
Margin of Victory: .128 seconds
Caution Flags: 4 for 20 laps
Lead Changes: 14 among 7 drivers


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