CONCORD, N.C. – On July 4, 1986, Tim Richmond found Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway to complete a Hendrick Motorsports season sweep of the 2.5-mile track that season.
Richmond started the race in ninth and earned his first lead of the day by Lap 30. He led at three different points of the event, including the final eight laps, on his way to Victory Lane, earning Hendrick Motorsports its second-ever Daytona win.
Earlier that year, Geoff Bodine paced the field in the Daytona 500, leading 101 laps including the final 34 to power Hendrick Motorsports to its first win at the speedway.
The season sweep was just a preview of even more success to come for the organization at the track, as Hendrick Motorsports has amassed 14 wins and a record 2,024 laps led at the venue.
The organization captured its most recent win at the Florida track in 2015 with Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel, and it will look to continue adding to its Daytona resume this weekend.