2001 Daytona 500 - Full Race

Race: Daytona 500 | Winner: Michael Waltrip

No. 15 driver Michael Waltrip of Dale Earnhardt Inc. won the 43rd running of the Daytona 500. It took Waltrip 463 starts to get his first win, marking the longest wait for a first win. His teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. came in 2nd place and Rusty Wallce finished 3rd. Bill Elliott won the pole position and Ward Burton lead the most laps in this race with 53. This was the first time FOX broadcasted the Daytona 500.

Daytona 500 Race History