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Track facts for Phoenix International Raceway:

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  • Number of previous races: 31.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 6, 1988, won by Alan Kulwicki.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: November 13, 2011, won by Kasey Kahne.
  • Won from pole: 4, most recently by Carl Edwards in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 31 races (35%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 15 times (48%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (10%).
  • 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: 137.279 mph by Carl Edwards in 2011.
    • 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 2007-2011 a typical Phoenix race had 13.9 lead changes, 7.4 cautions for 38.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 33.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (15), Ford (13), Pontiac (2), Toyota (1).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (9), Jack Roush (6), Richard Childress (3), Robert Yates (3), all others (10).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Phoenix races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (26 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (23)
    Top 10: Casey Mears (15)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (25)
    Lap led: Robby Gordon (19)
    Lead-lap finish: Michael McDowell (5) Dave Marcis (10)


  • Top career marks at Phoenix:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (30)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (12)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (19)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (4)
    Laps: Mark Martin (9,218)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (876)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (26)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.4)
    2. Mark Martin (9.0)
    3. Jeff Gordon (10.9)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.3)
    5. Denny Hamlin (11.6)
    6. Jeff Burton (12.0)
    7. Carl Edwards (12.3)
    8. Kurt Busch (13.4)
    9. Kevin Harvick (14.1)
    10. Marcos Ambrose (14.3)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (39.8)
    2. Landon Cassill (35.7)
    3. Tony Raines (29.8)
    4. Regan Smith (29.6)
    5. Dave Blaney (28.8)
    6. David Gilliland (28.6)
    7. Robby Gordon (28.5)
    8. Joe Nemechek (27.9)
    9. J.J. Yeley (27.2)
    10. Elliott Sadler (26.9)


    Current Top-10 drivers at Phoenix:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 19 1 5 8 1 5435 211 20.3 18.1 84.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 19 2 4 8 0 5516 460 16.8 18.3 82.9
    Greg Biffle 16 0 4 5 0 4913 349 14.3 14.8 93.0
    Denny Hamlin 13 0 5 6 1 4098 292 13.5 11.6 96.3
    Jeff Burton 25 2 7 13 0 7763 215 24.0 12.0 85.6
    Paul Menard 10 0 0 1 0 3173 0 19.8 23.0 59.6
    Kevin Harvick 18 2 4 8 0 5664 317 19.7 14.1 94.8
    Joey Logano 6 0 1 2 0 1836 0 17.5 16.5 73.7
    Carl Edwards 15 1 6 10 3 4460 228 10.9 12.3 101.3
    Mark Martin 30 2 12 19 1 9218 833 12.4 9.0 97.8

    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: Jimmie Johnson (118.2), Tony Stewart (100.9), Kurt Busch (100.4), Jeff Gordon (99.8), Kyle Busch (95.5), Ryan Newman (90.1), Martin Truex, Jr. (88.9), A.J. Allmendinger (85.5), Clint Bowyer (81.8), Marcos Ambrose (80.5).