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1 The first day of NASCAR was Feb. 21, 1948, when it was incorporated. The new stock-car racing organization was headquartered in Daytona Bch., Fla.

2 NASCAR Winston Cup Series (NWCS) points races held outside of the U.S. (both in Canada).

2.5 Miles around NASCAR's most celebrated racing facility, Daytona International Speedway.

3 Consecutive titles (the NWCS record) that were won by Cale Yarborough (1976-78).

5 Seasons the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series (NCTS) has been in existence.

6 NWCS Rookies of the Year who have gone on to win series titles.

7 NWCS championships won by Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt (the series record).

7.6 Average finish throughout Lee Petty's career (the NWCS record).

8 Races in the first NWCS (then strictly stock) season in 1949.

9 Different drivers who have won consecutive NWCS titles. The most recent driver to do this, was Jeff Gordon.

10 Closest points margin between an NWCS champion (Alan Kulwicki) and the runner-up (Bill Elliott) in the series' modern era (since 1972).

11 Poles won by Jeff Gordon during the 1992 NASCAR Busch Series (NBS) season (a series record).

12 Years between Terry Labonte's two NWCS titles (1984, '96).

13 Most Popular Driver awards for Bill Elliott entering the 1999 season (the NWCS record).

15 Days it took to qualify the cars for the first Southern 500, in 1950.

16 NWCS starts it took for Dale Earnhardt to win his first race.

18 Years that the NBS has been in existence.

20 Poles won by Bobby Isaac in 1969 (the NWCS record).

23 Different drivers who have won the 51 NWCS titles.

24 Age of Jeff Gordon when he earned his first NWCS title (youngest in the modern era).

25 Bill France Sr.'s age when he moved with his wife, Anne, from Washington, D.C. to Daytona in 1934 (not to start up a new racing organization, but to escape the cold winters).

27 Wins for Richard Petty in the 1967 season (the series record).

28 Different drivers who have 20 or more NWCS victories.

30 Victories for Carl Kiekhaefer-owned cars in the 1956 season (the NWCS record).

32 Top ten finishes for NWCS rookie James Hylton in 1966 (the series record).

34 Car number of the first NWCS race winner Jim Roper (1949).

35 Years Richard Petty competed in the NWCS.

36 Degrees of banking in the corners at Bristol.

39 Consecutive NWCS races that Bobby Allison led from 1971-72 (the series record).

42 Top-5 finishes for David Pearson in 1969 and Ned Jarrett in 1965 (the NWCS record).

50 Wins are what Rusty Wallace and Jeff Gordon will be both seeking in the year 2000 season (both are 1 shy of reaching this milestone).

52 Age of Harry Gant in 1992 when he became the oldest driver to win a NWCS race.

58 Different drivers who have qualified for NWCS races at 200 mph or more.

61.1 The winning percentage for David Pearson in the 1973 season (the NWCS record).

67.958 Pole speed for the first NWCS race, held in Charlotte.

75 Cars that competed in the first Southern 500.

84 NWCS wins for Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison (third on the all-time wins list).

93 NWCS events that have been held at Darlington, NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.

96 Wins by the legendary Wood brothers during their 47 seasons of NWCS racing.

99.9 Percentage of miles completed by Ron Hornaday in the 1996 NCTS season.

100 Yards away from the finish line Richard Petty ended up after tangling with David Pearson in the 1979 Daytona 500. Pearson crawled to the finish line and won.

105 NWCS victories for David Pearson, second only to Richard Petty.

122 Races held in NCTS history.

125 Dollars won by the legendary Wood Brothers in their debut season (1953).

126 Poles won by Richard Petty (the NWCS record).

132 Most caution laps in an NBS race (1992 at Hickory).

135.521 Average speed of the first Daytona 500 (1959).

175 Points (minus any bonus points awarded) given to the top finisher in each NWCS, NCTS and NBS race.

177.602 Fastest average speed for a winner of the Daytona 500 (Buddy Baker in 1980).

197 Completed laps by winner Jim Roper in the first NWCS race (1949).

200 NWCS victories for Richard Petty (the series record).

212.809 The fastest qualifying speed in NWCS history, recorded by Bill Elliott in 1987 at Talladega.

270 Weight (in pounds) of legendary driver "Tiny" Lund.

300 Car number for Tim Flock when he won the NWCS championship in 1955.

300-B Car number for Buck Baker when he won the NWCS championship in 1956.

360 Consecutive races run by Tommy Houston (the NBS record).

400 Race cars that were built by Holman-Moody in 1960.

426 Points NBS champion Sam Ard beat runner-up Jack Ingram by in 1984 (the series record).

450 NWCS events it took car owner Rick Hendrick to win $60 million in prize money.

531 Races in the 18-year history of the NBS.

555 Top-5 finishes for Richard Petty (the NWCS record).

574 NWCS events that David Pearson started.

600 Miles covered in NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

636 Consecutive races started by Terry Labonte (the NWCS record).

641 NWCS starts for both Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte.

653 NWCS races started by J.D. McDuffie without a victory (the series record).

675 Approximate horespower of an NCTS engine.

722 The biggest point margin between an NWCS champion (Richard Petty) and the runner-up that year (Dave Marcis, 1975) in the modern era.

799 NWCS race entries for car owner Junie Donlavey (entering the 1999 season).

842.5 Points obtained by Red Byron to win the first NWCS title in 1949.

845 Modern era NWCS races.

1,090 Miles that Tony Stewart completed while running the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day in 1999.

1,151 Starts in the NWCS by the legendary Allison family (Bobby, Donnie and Davey).

1,177 Races started by Richard Petty (the NWCS record).

1,200-plus Short-track feature victories for 58-year-old Dick Trickle.

1,265 Length (in feet) of the front- and back-stretches at the latest facility added to the NWCS schedule, Homestead-Miami Speedway.

1,748 Starts for Petty Enterprises (the NWCS record).

1,880 NWCS races since its first season more than 50 years ago.

1,925 Dollars seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt won in his first NWCS race (1975).

2000 The first year in a new era of NASCAR history, one that brings with it visions of a sport with unlimited growth and innovation.

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