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Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Career By The Numbers – Daytona International Speedway

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Dale Jr’s Career By The Numbers at Daytona International Speedway

Dale Jr. made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2000

At the age 25 years, 4 months and 10 days, the young Earnhardt started eighth and finished 13th. Since
then, Dale Jr. has become one of the most prolific competitors at Daytona International Speedway.

1 – Monster Energy Cup Series Coors Light Pole (2011)

2 – Daytona 500 wins. Dale Jr is just one of 11 drivers to win the Great American Race multiple times.

4 – Monster Energy points paying wins (2001, 2004, 2014, 2015). Dale is tied with Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Junior Johnson and Dale Jarrett for seventh-most series wins.

5 -Monster Energy Cup Series non-points paying wins: The Clash (2003, 2008), The Duels (2008, 2015, 2016)

10.2– Dale’s average starting position at Daytona

13 – Top Five finishes, tied with Darrell Waltrip, Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon (11th most wins)

14.3 – Average finishing position at Daytona

19 – Top 10 finishes, tied with Benny Parsons (14th most)

35 – Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts – 28th most all time

143.3 – Highest driver rating performance in the MENCS at Daytona

601 – Total number of laps led (10.2% of laps completed).

5904 – Laps completed out of a possible 6,183 – 23rd most all time.

Dale Jr was also the last race winner from the pole in July 0f 2015 with a margin of victory of 0.122 seconds.


From his emotional victory in July 2001 to his two Daytona 500 championships and his 2015 Coke Zero 400 victory and his 13 other Daytona victories, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a special place in the history of Daytona International Speedway. Therefore, this proves to be a great way to end his season as a driver at DIS.

Therefore, fans are encouraged to witness Dale Jr’s emotional farewell as the third-winningest driver in Daytona International Speedway history as he takes to the hallowed ground one last time at the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola.

The Coke Zero 400 takes place on Saturday, July 1st, at 7:30 pm on NBC.

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