1967 Daytona 500

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1967 Daytona 500
Race details
Race 5 of 49 in the 1967 NASCAR Grand National Series season
Track map of Daytona International Speedway showing mainly the speedway.
Track map of Daytona International Speedway showing mainly the speedway.
Date February 26, 1967 (1967-02-26)
Location Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Cold with temperatures reaching up to 48 °F (9 °C); wind speeds approaching 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)[1]
Average speed 146.926 miles per hour (236.454 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Yunich-Rich
Most laps led
Driver Mario Andretti Holman Moody
Laps 112
No. 11 Mario Andretti Holman Moody

The 1967 Daytona 500 was a NASCAR Grand National Series (now Sprint Cup Series) event that was held on February 26, 1967 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Mario Andretti, better known for his accomplishments in open-wheel and USAC competition, won his first and only NASCAR Grand National event, pulling away from 1965 winner Fred Lorenzen in the closing laps. He ran in a Holman-Moody Ford sponsored by the Bunnell Motor Company. As of 2015, this is the only time that a person born outside the United States has ever won the Daytona 500. Andretti gave Nazareth, Pennsylvania as his "adopted" home town during his NASCAR career to avoid the scrutiny that foreigners faced in NASCAR before the "modern" era.[citation needed]

More than 94,000 people witnessed a 204-minute race where six cautions slowed the pace for a total of 54 laps. There were 36 lead changes among 9 drivers. Pole speeds were swift, reaching up to 180.381 miles per hour or 290.295 kilometres per hour. Tiny Lund ran out of gas while trying to win the race. Six drivers failed to make the grid; including Don Biederman and Earl Brooks,[2] Innes Ireland raced his final race ever when the V8 engine of his Dodge exploded outside the stands.

Race results[edit]


  1. ^ "1967 Daytona 500 racing information". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Weather of the 1967 Daytona 500". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-24.