This day in DAYTONA 500 history will always be remembered for the amount of extraordinary records set, starting with Richard Petty's 7th DAYTONA 500 victory in 1981. In addition, February 15th saw Bill Elliott set the fastest ever lap by a stock car at DAYTONA, Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s breakthrough 1998 victory and Matt Kenseth's remarkable victory from a record starting position of 39th.


February 15