39 lead changes among 18 drivers over 3 hours, 33 minutes and 26 seconds.
Average speed 143 mph.
This year's winner of the Daytona 500 took home $409,358 more than the second place finisher. Last year, the margin of victory between first and second was less than two tenths of a second (with similar monetary rewards).
This year, the race was won "under caution" -- meaning it was essentially ended early and, in a way, by surprise. The winner became the winner because he was in the lead before the expected ending.
A great example (for me) of the reason we should do our best to "strive mightily" at all moments.
(business application by Seth Godin)