A Brief History of Multiple Daytona 500 Champions
Daniel Sheflin is an avid sports fan who follows professional football. Daniel Sheflin also follows NASCAR racing, particularly the Daytona 500 event.

First run in 1959, the Daytona 500 has evolved into the premiere event on the NASCAR calendar. Over nearly six decades, the race has seen just 10 repeat winners, highlighted by all-time leader Richard Petty. Petty won the first of his record seven Daytona 500 races in 1964. His second came two years later in 1966, after which Petty went four years without a win. Between 1971 and 1974, he won three of four Daytona races, bringing his total to five. After back-to-back wins in 1973 and 1974, Petty went another four years without a victory. Toward the end of his career, Petty returned to the Daytona winner’s circle, taking his sixth and seventh titles in 1979 and 1981, respectively.

Cale Yarborough ranks second on the all-time Daytona winner’s list with four victories. He won his first in 1968 and his final two in 1983 and 1984. Bobby Allison, Dale Jarrett, and Jeff Gordon have each won three times in Daytona, while five different racers have won a pair of races.
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