NASCAR
Daytona 500


Track Information
Track Name: Daytona International Speedway
Location: Daytona Beach, Fla.
Track Type: RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK
Track Length: 2.5 miles
Track Layout: TRI-OVAL
Banking: 31 Degrees
Seating Capacity: 160000
Home Page: http://www.daytonaintlspeedway.com
Track Weather Info: Daytona International Speedway - Weather
Race Information
Race Name: Daytona 500
Date, Time: 2/18/2018, 2:30 PM EST
Race Number: #1 of 36 races in the 2018 season
Track Name: Daytona International Speedway
Race Distance: 500 miles, 200 laps
* Note: This is a restrictor plate race.
Past Race Averages
Average race finish time: 0:3:00
Average Speed: 152.53 MPH
Average # of cautions: 6 - 30 laps
Average # of lead changes: 29
Average # of drivers leading: 11

Daytona 500 - Recent Top Finishers
Year1st2nd3rd4th5th
2017Kurt BuschRyan BlaneyAJ AllmendingerAric AlmirolaPaul Menard
2016Denny HamlinMartin TruexKyle BuschKevin HarvickCarl Edwards
2015Joey LoganoKevin HarvickDale Earnhardt, Jr.Denny HamlinJimmie Johnson
2014Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Denny HamlinBrad KeselowskiJeff GordonJimmie Johnson
2013Jimmie JohnsonDale Earnhardt, Jr.Mark MartinBrad KeselowskiRyan Newman
2012Matt KensethDale Earnhardt, Jr.Greg BiffleDenny HamlinJeff Burton
2011Trevor BayneCarl EdwardsDavid GillilandBobby LabonteKurt Busch
2010Jamie McMurrayDale Earnhardt, Jr.Greg BiffleClint BowyerDavid Reutimann
2009Matt KensethKevin HarvickAJ AllmendingerClint BowyerElliott Sadler
2008Ryan NewmanKurt BuschTony StewartKyle BuschReed Sorenson

The current season leaders in various stat categories are listed below.
Total Points
Martin Truex - 1466
Kyle Busch - 1299
Kevin Harvick - 1263
Kyle Larson - 1256
Brad Keselowski - 1197
Denny Hamlin - 1171
Chase Elliott - 1142
Matt Kenseth - 1084
Jamie McMurray - 969
Joey Logano - 952
Average finish
Michael Waltrip - 8
Martin Truex - 9.4
Kevin Harvick - 11.1
Kyle Busch - 11.5
Denny Hamlin - 11.6
Chase Elliott - 12
Brad Keselowski - 12.4
Kyle Larson - 13.3
Matt Kenseth - 14.3
Jamie McMurray - 14.6
Races won
Martin Truex - 8
Kyle Busch - 5
Kyle Larson - 4
Brad Keselowski - 3
Jimmie Johnson - 3
Denny Hamlin - 2
Kevin Harvick - 2
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - 2
Joey Logano - 1
Ryan Newman - 1
Top 5 finishes
Martin Truex - 19
Denny Hamlin - 15
Brad Keselowski - 15
Kyle Larson - 15
Kevin Harvick - 14
Kyle Busch - 14
Chase Elliott - 12
Matt Kenseth - 10
Joey Logano - 10
Ryan Newman - 7
Top 10 finishes
Martin Truex - 26
Kevin Harvick - 23
Kyle Busch - 22
Denny Hamlin - 22
Brad Keselowski - 21
Chase Elliott - 21
Kyle Larson - 20
Matt Kenseth - 18
Jamie McMurray - 17
Joey Logano - 17

Listed below is the projected starting order according to the StatFox race simulator. The simulator factors in recent qualifying performance, past qualifying results at this track and track type, and overall driver strength when projecting the qualifying order. Note: Once the official qualifying results are known, this section will be changed to reflect the official qualifying order. The simulator's projected finish order will also be updated.

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Projected Qualifying Order
RowPosition Driver Position Driver
11Chase Elliott 2Ryan Blaney
23Brad Keselowski 4Kyle Busch
35Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 6Kasey Kahne
47Martin Truex 8Trevor Bayne
59Denny Hamlin 10Clint Bowyer
611Jamie McMurray 12Daniel Suarez
713Jimmie Johnson 14Kurt Busch
815Kyle Larson 16Kevin Harvick
917Austin Dillon 18Paul Menard
1019Brendan Gaughan 20Erik Jones
1121Ty Dillon 22Joey Logano
1223Bubba Wallace 24Justin Marks
1325Danica Patrick 26Ryan Newman
1427Aric Almirola 28AJ Allmendinger
1529David Ragan 30Mark Thompson
1631DJ Kennington 32Corey Lajoie
1733Cole Whitt 34Gray Gaulding
1835Jeffrey Earnhardt 36Chris Buescher
1937Michael McDowell 38Regan Tommy
2039Matt DiBenedetto

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Listed below is the projected finish order according to the StatFox race simulator. The simulator factors in recent performance, qualifying position, past results at this track and track type, and overall driver strength when simulating the race. The race simulation is run 1000 times. For each driver, the table displays the number of race simulations they won, number of top 5 finishes, number of top 10 finishes, and number of times the driver failed to finish the race. In addition, the table displays the average finishing position for each driver and the projected odds of the driver winning the race.

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Simulator - Projected Order Of Finish
Order DriverMakeSponsorQual.FinishWinsOddsTop 5Top 10Trouble
1Martin TruexToyotaBass Pro Shops/5-hour Ene7 *11.42124.7 to 1643740254
2Denny HamlinToyotaFedEx Express9 *12.78911.2 to 1447699244
3Kevin HarvickFordJimmy John's16 *12.91019.9 to 1467704260
4Kyle LarsonChevroletCredit One Bank15 *14.58711.5 to 1437661311
5Brad KeselowskiFordDiscount Tire3 *14.66814.7 to 1357636294
6Chase ElliottChevroletNAPA Auto Parts1 *14.76315.9 to 1354636287
7Clint BowyerFordRush Truck Centers10 *14.83727 to 1259578262
8Ryan BlaneyFordMenards/Peak2 *15.37513.3 to 1384631323
9Kyle BuschToyotaM&M's4 *15.72737 to 1208492260
10Ricky Stenhouse Jr.FordFastenal5 *16.34223.8 to 1208494288
11Austin DillonChevroletDOW17 *16.32934.5 to 1169436267
12Ryan NewmanChevroletBass Pro Shops/Cabela's26 *17.12050 to 1102297232
13Erik JonesToyotaDeWalt20 *17.84025 to 1193469344
14Trevor BayneFordAdvoCare8 *17.810100 to 175221221
15Jamie McMurrayChevroletMcDonald's/Cessna11 *18.28125 to 167252243
16Daniel SuarezToyotaARRIS12 *19.37142.9 to 166222278
17Kasey KahneChevroletProcore6 *19.59111.1 to 166236305
18Paul MenardFordOmnicraftAutoParts/QuickL18 *19.71283.3 to 172214306
19Aric AlmirolaFordSmithfield27 *19.89111.1 to 163194301
20Jimmie JohnsonChevroletLowe's for Pros13 *201283.3 to 188282354
21Brendan GaughanChevroletBeard Oil Distributing19 *20.82050 to 1105312411
22Ty DillonChevroletGEICO21 *21.62500 to 11472195
23Joey LoganoFordShell Pennzoil22 *21.64250 to 12779233
24Michael McDowellFordLove's Travel Stops37 *21.700 chance1046191
25Kurt BuschFordHaas Automation/Monster E14 *21.84250 to 13392288
26Chris BuescherChevroletKleenex36 *23.83333.3 to 11958316
27AJ AllmendingerChevroletKroger ClickList28 *24.23333.3 to 11352331
28David RaganFordSpeedco29 *24.500 chance1038339
29Danica PatrickChevroletGoDaddy25 *25.500 chance535385
30Bubba WallaceChevroletClick n' Close23 *26.52500 to 11436420
31Justin MarksChevroletHARRY'S24 *26.62500 to 11021422
32Matt DiBenedettoFordThe Hurricane Heist39 *2711000 to 1316393
33Cole WhittChevroletSchluter-Systems33 *28.211000 to 1626471
34Corey LajoieChevroletSchluter Systems32 *29.900 chance13487
35Gray GauldingToyotaToyota34 *31.800 chance14639
36Jeffrey EarnhardtChevroletVRX Simulators35 *32.200 chance05665
37DJ KenningtonToyotaLORDCO/Castrol31 *32.800 chance01688
38Regan TommyChevroletOscaroParts.com/Capri Too38 *33.400 chance23736
39Mark ThompsonFordPhoenix Air Racing30 *33.711000 to 127756

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The top past performance trends relevant to this race are listed below. The results are sorted by average finish. To view a complete list of driver trends for the current race, browse to each driver's respective page.
Top performers over the last two seasons at track type= RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK.
1.) Aric Almirola's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 4.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
2.) Paul Menard's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 7.3. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
3.) Kasey Kahne's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 9.5. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
4.) David Ragan's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 12.8. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
5.) Ryan Newman's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 13.3. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.
6.) Denny Hamlin's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 14.5. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish.
7.) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 14.8. In 4 races, he has 2 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.
8.) Kurt Busch's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 15.0. In 4 races, he has 1 win and 2 top 10 finishes.
9.) Brendan Gaughan's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 15.8. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 1 top 10 finish.
10.) AJ Allmendinger's average finish at track type - RESTRICTOR PLATE TRACK is 16.0. In 4 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.

Best career performers at Daytona International Speedway
1.) Austin Dillon's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 15.2. In 9 races, he has 0 wins and 5 top 10 finishes.
2.) Clint Bowyer's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 15.8. In 24 races, he has 0 wins and 12 top 10 finishes.
3.) Kevin Harvick's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 16.8. In 34 races, he has 2 wins and 14 top 10 finishes.
4.) Kurt Busch's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 16.9. In 33 races, he has 1 win and 17 top 10 finishes.
5.) Joey Logano's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 17.3. In 18 races, he has 1 win and 7 top 10 finishes.
6.) Denny Hamlin's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 17.4. In 24 races, he has 1 win and 7 top 10 finishes.
7.) Jimmie Johnson's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 17.8. In 32 races, he has 3 wins and 14 top 10 finishes.
8.) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 18.0. In 11 races, he has 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes.
9.) Kyle Busch's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 18.4. In 25 races, he has 1 win and 8 top 10 finishes.
10.) Paul Menard's average finish at Daytona International Speedway is 19.1. In 23 races, he has 0 wins and 5 top 10 finishes.

Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 3 races.
1.) Martin Truex's average finish over the past 3 races is 2.0. In 3 races, he has 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes.
2.) Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 3 races is 3.3. In 3 races, he has 1 win and 3 top 10 finishes.
3.) Chase Elliott's average finish over the past 3 races is 5.0. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 3 top 10 finishes.
4.) Joey Logano's average finish over the past 3 races is 8.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.
5.) Brad Keselowski's average finish over the past 3 races is 9.3. In 3 races, he has 0 wins and 2 top 10 finishes.

Hot Drivers - Top performers over the last 10 races.
1.) Martin Truex's average finish over the past 10 races is 4.3. In 10 races, he has 4 wins and 9 top 10 finishes.
2.) Chase Elliott's average finish over the past 10 races is 7.9. In 10 races, he has 0 wins and 7 top 10 finishes.
3.) Brad Keselowski's average finish over the past 10 races is 8.1. In 10 races, he has 1 win and 7 top 10 finishes.
4.) Kevin Harvick's average finish over the past 10 races is 10.2. In 10 races, he has 1 win and 7 top 10 finishes.
5.) Kyle Busch's average finish over the past 10 races is 11.2. In 10 races, he has 3 wins and 6 top 10 finishes.
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