The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona was intended to be a high-performance, limited-edition version of the Dodge Charger, produced in the summer of 1969 to win high-profile NASCAR races. It won its first race, the inaugural Talladega 500, in the fall. Buddy Baker, driving a Dodge Charger Daytona, was the first driver in NASCAR history to break the 200. The 1969 Dodge Daytona won two races in 1969 and another four in 1970. Its successor, the 1970 Plymouth Superbird, won 8 races, all in 1970. The 1969 Dodge Charger 500 managed to win 22 NASCAR races over the 1969 and 1970 seasons.
The Dodge Daytona featured special body modifications that included a 23-inch-tall stabilizer wing on the rear deck, a special sheet-metal "nose cone" that replaced the traditional upright front grille, a flush rear backlight (rear window area), a “window ca”\' to cover the original Charger\'s recessed rear window, specific front fenders and hood that were modeled after the upcoming 1970 Charger, stainless steel A-pillar covers, and fender mounted tire clearance/brake cooling scoops. The Daytona was equipped with a 440 CID Magnum engine as standard.