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Coca-Cola 600 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Charlotte Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 108.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 19, 1960, won by Joe Lee Johnson.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 13, 2012, won by Clint Bowyer.
  • Won from pole: 14, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 62 times in 108 races (57%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 83 times (77%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (7%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 37th, by Jimmie Johnson in 2003.
  • Most laps led: 335, by Jim Paschal in 1967.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Kevin Harvick in 2011.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 160.316 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 193.708 mph by Greg Biffle in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 54 in 1979.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .027 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 2005.
    • Most caution flags: 22 in 2006.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Charlotte race had 26.2 lead changes, 8.6 cautions for 39.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 32.3 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (40), Ford (28), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Buick (4), Plymouth (4), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (17), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (8), Petty Enterprises (8), Jack Roush (8), Holman-Moody (7), Wood Brothers (6), Richard Childress (6), Robert Yates (5), all others (43).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Charlotte races without a:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Michael Waltrip (49 races) Ricky Rudd (61 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (25) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (13) Jimmy Means (29)
    Pole: Terry Labonte (57) Terry Labonte (57)
    Lap led: Paul Menard (12) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland (13) Buddy Arrington (39)


  • Top career marks at Charlotte:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (57) Richard Petty (64)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (6) B. Allison, J. Johnson, D. Waltrip (6)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (18) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (23)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (24) Richard Petty (31)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (9) David Pearson (14)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (18,737) Ricky Rudd (20,294)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,439) Bobby Allison (2,339)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (30) Mark Martin (30)


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

    1. Joey Logano (10.1)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (11.4)
    3. Carl Edwards (12.0)
    4. Kasey Kahne (12.4)
    5. Tony Stewart (14.0)
    6. Denny Hamlin (14.1)
    7. Matt Kenseth (14.2)
    8. Kyle Busch (15.3)
    9. Bobby Labonte (15.5)
    10. Brad Keselowski (15.7)
    11. Jeff Gordon (15.7)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (36.9)
    2. Mike Bliss (33.3)
    3. Landon Cassill (29.8)
    4. David Gilliland (29.4)
    5. Scott Speed (28.7)
    6. J.J. Yeley (28.5)
    7. Travis Kvapil (28.1)
    8. David Stremme (27.7)
    9. Dave Blaney (27.2)
    10. Scott Riggs (26.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Charlotte:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 6 11 15 3 7865 1439 7.3 11.4 111.7
    Carl Edwards 16 0 5 10 0 5652 98 18.2 12.0 89.0
    Matt Kenseth 27 2 7 14 0 9038 455 17.8 14.2 94.4
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 26 0 5 11 1 8865 324 16.3 18.8 78.8
    Clint Bowyer 14 1 2 4 0 4924 115 16.9 16.4 80.0
    Kasey Kahne 18 4 7 10 0 6237 807 10.5 12.4 98.0
    Brad Keselowski 7 0 1 1 1 2534 149 21.0 15.7 83.2
    Kyle Busch 18 0 8 11 1 5987 793 15.0 15.3 107.7
    Aric Almirola 2 0 0 0 1 731 3 9.0 14.0 84.8
    Paul Menard 12 0 0 1 0 4044 0 21.8 23.2 64.0

    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 Charlotte: Greg Biffle (94.1), Denny Hamlin (92.1), Joey Logano (88.4), Mark Martin (88.2), Jeff Gordon (87.3), Tony Stewart (83.4), Brian Vickers (83.3), Kurt Busch (82.1), Jeff Burton (81.6).