Who Has the Most NASCAR Cup Series Wins at Daytona International Speedway?

Since the first NASCAR race was run at famed Daytona International Speedway in 1959, 67 different drivers have won at least one Cup Series race on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Let’s not forget that the Daytona 500 isn’t the only race run at Daytona.

Of those 67 different winners, 29 have won multiple races while 19 have taken three or more checkered flags, a group that includes Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jimmie Johnson. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart are part of the group of 11 that have won four Cup Series races at Daytona and Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison each won six. Oddly enough, nobody currently owns five wins at the track.

Fireball Roberts racked up seven wins at the home of NASCAR and did so in span of just four years, winning his first on Independence Day in 1959 and his last that very same day in 1963. He’s one of just four drivers to win seven or more Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway. As for the other three, let’s take a look.

David Pearson won eight NASCAR Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway

An overview of Daytona International Speedway during a NASCAR Cup Series race in February 2021
An overview of Daytona International Speedway during the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 in February 2021 | James Gilbert/Getty Images

David Pearson racked up 105 NASCAR Cup Series victories over the course of his Hall of Fame career, eight of which came at Daytona International Speedway. But only one of those wins was the Daytona 500. Here’s a quick rundown of those eight victories.

  • July 4, 1961: Firecracker 250
  • February 20, 1969: Daytona 500 Qualifier #1
  • February 11, 1971: Daytona 500 Qualifier #2
  • July 4, 1972: Firecracker 400
  • July 4, 1973: Firecracker 400
  • July 4, 1974: Firecracker 400
  • February 15, 1976: Daytona 500
  • July 4, 1978: Firecracker 400

Cale Yarborough won nine races on the 2.5-mile tri-oval

Cale Yarborough won nine Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway over the course of his 31-year career in NASCAR, including four victories at the Daytona 500.

  • July 4, 1967: Firecracker 400
  • February 25, 1968: Daytona 500
  • July 4, 1968: Firecracker 400
  • February 19, 1970: Daytona 500 Qualifier #1
  • July 4, 1976: Firecracker 400
  • February 20, 1977: Daytona 500
  • July 4, 1981: Firecracker 400
  • February 20, 1983: Daytona 500
  • February 19, 1984: Daytona 500

Richard Petty owns the most NASCAR Cup Series wins at Daytona International Speedway with 10

As Richard Petty owns the most NASCAR Cup Series victories in history, it only stands to reason that he also has the most Cup Series wins at Daytona International Speedway. “The King” recorded 10 wins at Daytona over the course of his 35-year career, the first in 1964 and the last in 1984, which was also his 200th and final Cup Series win.

  • February 23, 1964: Daytona 500
  • February 27, 1966: Daytona 500
  • February 14, 1971: Daytona 500
  • February 18, 1973: Daytona 500
  • February 17, 1974: Daytona 500
  • July 4, 1975: Firecracker 400
  • July 4, 1977: Firecracker 400
  • February 18, 1979: Daytona 500
  • February 15, 1981: Daytona 500
  • July 4, 1984: Pepsi Firecracker 400

Stats courtesy of Racing Reference

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