Pepsi 400 Fast Facts

Pepsi 400 Fast Facts Fastest Race: 173.473 mph, Bobby Allison, Mercury, 1980 (World Record 400-mile stock car race) Slowest Race: 131.916 mph, Tim Richmond, Chevrolet, 1986 Oldest Winner: Bobby Allison, 1987 (49 years, 7 ...

Pepsi 400 Fast Facts

Fastest Race: 173.473 mph, Bobby Allison, Mercury, 1980 (World Record 400-mile stock car race)

Slowest Race: 131.916 mph, Tim Richmond, Chevrolet, 1986

Oldest Winner: Bobby Allison, 1987 (49 years, 7 months, 1 day)

Youngest Winner: Jeff Gordon, 1995 (23 years, 10 months, 27 days)

Most Money Won: $109,525, John Andretti, 1997

Most Starts: 32, Richard Petty

Most Consecutive Starts: 27, Richard Petty (1966-92)

Most Bud Poles: Cale Yarborough, 7 (1969-70, 1978, 1980-81, 1983-84)

Most Victories: David Pearson, 5 (1961, 1972-74, 1978)

Most Second Place Finishes: Buddy Baker, 5 (S. Marlin & R. Petty each have 4)

Most Top-Fives: David Pearson, 13; R. Petty, 12; Buddy Baker, 11

Most Victories, Manufacturer: Ford, 11

Most Laps Led: 142, Cale Yarborough, 1968

Most Lead Changes: 49 (among 9 drivers), 1974

Fewest Lead Changes: 8 (among 4 drivers), 1968, 1995 (7 among 3 in 1959 250- mile race)

Most Leaders: 15, 1986

Fewest Leaders: 4, 1964, 1968, 1995 (3 in 1960 and 1962 250-mile races)

Smallest Margin of Victory: 18 inches (Bill Elliott over Rick Wilson), 1988

Largest Margin of Victory: 2 laps plus (Cale Yarborough, 1968)

Most Caution Laps: 58, 1986

Fewest Caution Laps: 8, 1992 (1959-61 250-mile races were caution-free)

Most Cars Running at Finish: 38, 1995

Fewest Cars Running at Finish: 11, 1963

Most Cars on Lead Lap, Finish: 24, 1997 28, 1996 (Rain-shortened, 117 laps completed)

Fewest Cars on Lead Lap: 1, 1968

Most Starters: 43, 1994-95

Fewest Starters: 30, 1961

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers John Andretti , Bill Elliott , Jeff Gordon , Richard Petty , Bobby Allison , Buddy Baker , Cale Yarborough , Tim Richmond , David Pearson