58 Days until the Daytona 500

In Sprint Cup Series competition the #58 car has started 133 races and has  1 win, 0 poles, 7 top 5s, 15 top 10s, and 64 DNFs.

 

  • Johnny Patterson drove the #58 Hudson in 20 races between 1952-1954, the most out of anyone in the number.

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  • Doug Moore made 13 starts in #58 between 1964 & 1965.

 

  • In 1962 Johnny Allen made only 3 starts in #58. In those 3 starts he won a race, and led 178 laps.

 

  • In 1999 Ricky Craven  signed on with SBIII Motorsports, a brand new team in NASCAR. Though he won a Winston West race for the team and led 2 laps, after 12 starts and failing to qualify for the Coca Cola 600, Craven was replaced by Loy Allen  for 3 races, Sean Woodside for 1 race, and ultimately Hut Stricklin  for 9 races.
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Craven, 1999
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Loy Allen, 1999
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Hut Stricklin, 199

One week after the team announced a 4 year sponsorship deal with Motorsports Safety Technologies, Stricklin was released and the team shut down due to lack of funding. The company had written a check that bounced when cashed by the team.

 

  • In 2007 James Hylton tried and failed to make the Daytona 500. James Hylton is mostly associated with #48, but that number was being used in 2007.
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James Hylton, 2007
  • Other notable names in #58:
    • Tiny Lund, 2 starts
    • Buck Baker, 1 start
    • Jeff Purvis, 1 start
    • Johnny Beauchamp, 1 start
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