1964 Daytona 500
|Race 8 of 62 in the 1964 NASCAR Grand National Series season|
Track map of Daytona International Speedway.
|Date||February 23, 1964|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
2.5 mi (4.02 km)
|Distance||200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)|
|Weather||Cold with temperatures approaching 55 °F (13 °C); wind speeds approaching 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)|
|Average speed||154.334 miles per hour (248.376 km/h)|
|Time||174.91 miles per hour (281.49 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|No. 43||Richard Petty||Petty Enterprises|
The race was won by
First Daytona 500 starts for Bobby Isaac, Doug Cooper, Johnny Rutherford, Jack Anderson, Jim Bray, and Neil Castles. Only Daytona 500 starts for Dave MacDonald, Jo Schlesser, Smokey Boutwell, Jim McElreath, Ronnie Chumley, Bobby Marshman, Joe Clark, Bill McMahan, and Jim Cook. Last Daytona 500 starts for Jimmy Pardue, Billy Wade, Dan Gurney, Larry Thomas, Ralph Earnhardt, Curtis Crider, Sal Tovella, Parnelli Jones, Fireball Roberts, and Elmo Henderson.
The transition to purpose-built racecars began in the early 1960s and occurred gradually over that decade. Changes made to the sport by the late 1960s brought an end to the "strictly stock" vehicles of the 1950s; most of the cars were trailered to events or hauled in by trucks.
|2||6||54||'64 Plymouth||199||$11,600||0||+1 laps|
|3||1||25||'64 Plymouth||198||$8,600||11||+2 laps|
|5||10||15||'64 Dodge||197||$3,700||0||+3 laps|
|6||21||1||'64 Mercury||197||$2,500||0||+3 laps|
|7||11||16||'64 Mercury||197||$2,000||0||+3 laps|
|9||3||3||'64 Dodge||197||$1,500||0||+3 laps|
|10||19||17||'64 Mercury||196||$1,200||0||+4 laps|