The Daytona 500, or the "Great American Race", is the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup race held in Daytona Beach, Florida. Each February, this event kicks off the Sprint Cup Series and it includes the largest purse of the racing season. The winner of the 500-mile, 200-lap race is presented with the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane. To review the results from an individual Daytona 500 race, click the season link to the left of each race. There, you’ll see the complete leaderboard and starting positions.

Daytona 500 Champions

Year Champions Mfg Team Start Laps Led Payoff
2017 Kurt Busch #41 Ford Haas Automation/Monster Energy 8 1 --
2016 Denny Hamlin #11 Toyota FedEx Express 11 95 --
2015 Joey Logano #22 Ford Shell Penzoil 5 31 $1,586,503
2014 Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 Chevrolet National Guard 9 54 $1,506,363
2013 Jimmie Johnson #48 Chevrolet Lowe's 9 17 $1,525,275
2012 Matt Kenseth #17 Ford DeWalt 4 50 $1,588,887
2011 Trevor Bayne #21 Ford Motorcraft 32 6 $1,463,813
2010 Jamie McMurray #1 Chevrolet Bass Pro Shop 13 2 $1,508,449
2009 Matt Kenseth #17 Ford DeWalt 39 7 $1,530,388
2008 Ryan Newman #12 Dodge Alltel 7 8 $1,506,045
2007 Kevin Harvick #29 Chevrolet Shell Penzoil 34 4 $1,510,469
2006 Jimmie Johnson #48 Chevrolet Lowe's 9 24 $1,505,124
2005 Jeff Gordon #24 Chevrolet DuPont 15 29 $1,497,154
2004 Dale Earnhardt Jr. #8 Chevrolet Budweiser 3 58 $1,495,070
2003 Michael Waltrip #15 Chevrolet NAPA 4 68 $1,419,406
2002 Ward Burton #22 Dodge Caterpillar 19 5 $1,409,017
2001 Michael Waltrip #15 Chevrolet NAPA 19 27 $1,331,185
2000 Dale Jarrett #88 Ford Quality Care 1 89 $1,277,975
1999 Jeff Gordon #24 Chevrolet DuPont 1 17 $1,172,246
1998 Dale Earnhardt #3 Chevrolet GM Goodwrench 4 107 $1,059,805
1997 Jeff Gordon #24 Chevrolet DuPont 6 40 $456,999
1996 Dale Jarrett #88 Ford Quality Care 7 40 $362,775
1995 Sterling Marlin #40 Chevrolet Kodak 3 105 $300,460
1994 Sterling Marlin #40 Chevrolet Kodak 4 30 $253,275
1993 Dale Jarrett Chevrolet Interstate Batteries 2 8 $238,200
1992 Davey Allison Ford Texaco Havoline 6 127 $244,050
1991 Ernie Irvan Chevrolet Kodak 2 29 $233,000
1990 Derrike Cope Chevrolet Purolator 12 5 $188,150
1989 Darrell Waltrip Chevrolet Tide 2 25 $184,900
1988 Bobby Allison Buick Miller High Life 3 70 $202,940
1987 Bill Elliott Ford Coors 1 104 $204,150
1986 Geoffrey Bodine Chevrolet Levi Garrett 2 101 $192,715
1985 Bill Elliott Ford Coors 1 136 $185,500
1984 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Hardee's 1 89 $160,300
1983 Cale Yarborough Pontiac Hardee's 8 23 $119,600
1982 Bobby Allison Buick Gatorade 7 147 $120,630
1981 Richard Petty Buick STP 8 26 $90,575
1980 Buddy Baker Oldsmobile NAPA 1 143 $102,175
1979 Richard Petty Oldsmobile STP 13 12 $73,900
1978 Bobby Allison Ford Goodyear 33 28 $44,300
1977 Cale Yarborough Chevrolet Holly Farms 4 137 $47,200
1976 David Pearson Mercury Purolator 7 37 $46,800
1975 Benny Parsons Chevrolet Kings Row 32 4 $40,900