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Here are all Daytona 500 winners and their average speed in miles per hour.

Year Race Winner Avg. Speed
1959 Lee Petty 135.521
1960 Junior Johnson 124.74
1961 Marvin Panch 149.601
1962 Fireball Roberts 152.529
1963 Tiny Lund 151.566
1964 Richard Petty 154.334
1965 Fred Lorenzen 141.539
1966 Richard Petty 160.627
1967 Mario Andretti 146.926
1968 Cale Yarborough 143.251
1969 Lee Roy Yarborough 157.95
1970 Pete Hamilton 149.601
1971 Richard Petty 144.462
1972 AJ Foyt 161.55
1973 Richard Petty 157.205
1974 Richard Petty 140.894
1975 Benny Parsons 153.649
1976 David Pearson 152.181
1977 Cale Yarborough 153.218
1978 Bobby Allison 159.73
1979 Richard Petty 143.977
1980 Buddy Baker 177.602
1981 Richard Petty 169.651
1982 Bobby Allison 153.991
1983 Cale Yarborough 155.979
1984 Cale Yarborough 150.994
1985 Bill Elliott 172.265
1986 Geoffrey Bodine 148.124
1987 Bill Elliott 176.263
1988 Bobby Allison 137.531
1989 Darrell Waltrip 148.466
1990 Derrike Cope 165.761
1991 Ernie Irvan 148.148
1992 Davey Allison 160.256
1993 Dale Jarrett 154.972
1994 Sterling Marlin 156.931
1995 Sterling Marlin 141.71
1996 Dale Jarrett 154.308
1997 Jeff Gordon 148.295
1998 Dale Earnhardt 172.712
1999 Jeff Gordon 161.551
2000 Dale Jarrett 155.669
2001 Michael Waltrip 161.783
2002 Ward Burton 142.971
2003 Michael Waltrip 133.87
2004 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 156.345
2005 Jeff Gordon 135.173
2006 Jimmie Johnson 142.667
2007 Kevin Harvick 149.335
2008 Ryan Newman 152.672
2009 Matt Kenseth 132.816
2010 Jamie McMurray 137.284
2011 Trevor Bayne 130.326
2012 Matt Kenseth 140.256
2013 Jimmie Johnson 159.250
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