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Federated Auto Parts 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Richmond International Raceway:

   

    Previous Sprint Cup races at Richmond
    Active Sprint Cup drivers' career stats at Richmond

  • Number of previous races: 116.
  • First Sprint Cup race: April 19, 1953, won by Lee Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: April 26, 2014, won by Joey Logano.
  • Won from pole: 22, last time by Kyle Busch in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 64 times in 115 races (56%). The starting position of one race winner is unknown.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 89 times (77%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 10 times (9%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Clint Bowyer in 2008.
  • Most laps led: 488, by Richard Petty in 1970.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Cotton Owens in 1959, Tom Pistone in 1959, and Lee Petty in 1953.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 109.047 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 130.599 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 25 in 1991 and 1996.
    • Closest finish: Jeff Burton's .051 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 1998.
    • Most caution flags: 15 in 2003, 2009 and 2011.

  • From 2009-2014 a typical Richmond race had 14.7 lead changes, 8.5 cautions for 53.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 36.7 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 35, Ford 28, Dodge 17, Pontiac 11, Plymouth 10, Toyota 7, Buick 2, Chrysler 2, Oldsmobile 2, Thunderbird 2.

  • Most victories by owner: Petty Enterprises 15, Rick Hendrick 10, Joe Gibbs 9, Richard Childress 9, Junior Johnson 8, Bud Moore 7, DiGard 6, Roger Penske 6, Robert Yates 6.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Richmond races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Michael Waltrip (45 races) Ken Schrader (47 races)
    Top 5: Michael Waltrip (45) Michael Waltrip (45)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (16) Kenny Wallace (24)
    Pole: Michael Waltrip (45) Kyle Petty (54)
    Lap led: David Gilliland (16) J.D. McDuffie (39)
    Lead-lap finish: Josh Wise (5) J.D. McDuffie (39)


  • Top career marks at Richmond:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (55) Richard Petty (63)
    Wins: Kyle Busch (4) Richard Petty (13)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (17) Richard Petty (34)
    Top 10s: Terry Labonte (28) Richard Petty (41)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (6) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (8)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (19,628) Mark Martin (21,603)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (1,637) Richard Petty (5,136)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (30) Mark Martin (36)


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

    1. Kyle Busch (7.0)
    2. Denny Hamlin (9.8)
    3. Tony Stewart (11.1)
    4. Kevin Harvick (11.3)
    5. Ryan Newman (11.3)
    6. Clint Bowyer (12.0)
    7. Carl Edwards (13.5)
    8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.5)
    9. Jeff Gordon (13.9)
    10. Jeff Burton (14.8)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (38.2)
    2. Josh Wise (37.6)
    3. Mike Bliss (34.3)
    4. David Stremme (33.5)
    5. Danica Patrick (31.0)
    6. Johnny Sauter (30.1)
    7. David Gilliland (29.9)
    8. Joe Nemechek (29.4)
    9. J.J. Yeley (28.6)
    10. Reed Sorenson (28.2)


    Current top-10 drivers at Richmond:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jeff Gordon 43 2 17 27 6 16062 1637 8.0 13.9 98.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 30 3 9 13 1 11913 501 15.8 13.5 86.8
    Matt Kenseth 29 1 5 13 1 11364 403 20.0 15.4 85.7
    Joey Logano 11 1 3 3 0 4295 46 13.8 16.3 77.8
    Brad Keselowski 10 0 1 3 0 3961 256 10.3 18.5 85.8
    Jimmie Johnson 25 3 5 8 2 9471 417 12.4 17.9 88.2
    Carl Edwards 20 1 4 11 1 7793 488 13.4 13.5 90.1
    Kevin Harvick 27 3 7 16 1 10692 968 16.1 11.3 109.9
    Ryan Newman 25 1 6 15 1 9888 454 12.2 11.3 92.0
    Greg Biffle 24 0 2 6 1 9379 77 18.6 16.9 81.5

    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 Richmond: Denny Hamlin (112.5), Kyle Busch (111.1), Clint Bowyer (98.7), Tony Stewart (94.5), Kurt Busch (90.9), Kasey Kahne (87.6), Jeff Burton (85.5), Juan Pablo Montoya (83.5), Martin Truex, Jr. (81.1).