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Track facts for Phoenix International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 33.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 6, 1988, won by Alan Kulwicki.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: November 11, 2012, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Won from pole: 4, most recently by Carl Edwards in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 33 races (33%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 15 times (45%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (9%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 29th, by Ricky Rudd in 1995.
  • Most laps led: 262, by Dale Earnhardt in 1990.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 10, by Kevin Harvick in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 118.102 mph by Tony Stewart in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 138.766 mph by Kyle Busch in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 28 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Ryan Newman's .130 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2010.
    • Most caution flags: 11 in 2004.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Phoenix race had 15.3 lead changes, 7.3 cautions for 38.1 laps, and an average green-flag run of 33.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (16), Ford (13), Pontiac (2), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (9), Jack Roush (6), Richard Childress (4), Robert Yates (3), all others (11).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Phoenix races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (28 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (25)
    Top 10: Casey Mears (17)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (27)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (17) Robby Gordon (20)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (9) Dave Marcis (10)


  • Top career marks at Phoenix:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (32)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin (12)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (21)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (4)
    Laps: Mark Martin (9,849)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (931)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (28)


  • Best average finish among active drivers at Phoenix (3 or more starts):

    1. Jimmie Johnson (6.7)
    2. Mark Martin (9.1)
    3. Denny Hamlin (10.3)
    4. Jeff Gordon (11.5)
    5. Tony Stewart (12.1)
    6. Carl Edwards (12.5)
    7. Jeff Burton (12.8)
    8. Kevin Harvick (12.8)
    9. Kurt Busch (13.0)
    10. Kyle Busch (13.6)


  • Worst average finish among active drivers at Phoenix (3 or more starts):

    1. Michael McDowell (40.0)
    2. Scott Speed (33.7)
    3. Mike Bliss (33.2)
    4. David Gilliland (29.2)
    5. Joe Nemechek (28.8)
    6. Dave Blaney (28.4)
    7. Travis Kvapil (27.9)
    8. Regan Smith (27.9)
    9. David Ragan (27.2)
    10. J.J. Yeley (27.1)


    Current top-10 drivers at Phoenix:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 19 4 12 15 1 5966 931 13.0 6.7 115.8
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 21 2 4 8 0 6145 460 17.7 18.2 81.0
    Mark Martin 32 2 12 21 2 9849 836 12.0 9.1 97.8
    Brad Keselowski 7 0 1 2 0 1928 17 20.1 19.9 78.5
    Ryan Newman 21 1 8 8 4 6139 176 12.5 18.0 88.9
    Greg Biffle 18 0 5 7 0 5544 349 14.2 13.7 92.3
    Danica Patrick 1 0 0 0 0 318 0 37.0 17.0 58.0
    Michael McDowell 7 0 0 0 0 625 5 30.4 40.0 34.4
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 2 5 0 4679 21 19.3 17.7 80.0
    J.J. Yeley 9 0 0 0 0 2467 2 28.9 27.1 53.3

    Driver Rating is based on a formula developed by NASCAR which combines "loop data" elements such as average running position, average speed under green, number of fastest laps, etc. There is a maximum of 150 points that a driver can earn for each race. Driver Rating is not available for races prior to 2005.

    Other notable Driver Ratings at Phoenix: Denny Hamlin (100.4), Kyle Busch (99.9), Kurt Busch (99.3), Tony Stewart (99.0), Jeff Gordon (98.8), Kevin Harvick (98.4), Carl Edwards (98.3), Matt Kenseth (85.5), Martin Truex, Jr. (84.9), Jeff Burton (84.8), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (80.0).