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Kobalt Tools 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 14.
  • First Sprint Cup race: March 1, 1998, won by Mark Martin.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 6, 2010, won by Carl Edwards.
  • Won from pole: 1, by Kyle Busch in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 4 times in 14 races (29%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 6 times (43%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 4 times (29%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 25th, by Matt Kenseth in 2004.
  • Most laps led: 219, by Jeff Gordon in 2010.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jimmie Johnson in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 146.554 mph by Mark Martin in 1998.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 188.884 mph by Matt Kenseth in 2011.
    • Most lead changes: 28 in 2007.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .045 second margin over Matt Kenseth in 2006.
    • Most caution flags: 14 in 2009.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Las Vegas Motor Speedway race had 20.4 lead changes, 9.6 cautions for 42.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 21.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford 7, Chevrolet 5, Dodge 1, Toyota 1.

  • Victories by owner: Jack Roush 7, Rick Hendrick 5, Chip Ganassi 1, Joe Gibbs 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Las Vegas races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (14 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (12)
    Top 10: Robby Gordon (12)
    Pole: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (14)
    Lap led: Jamie McMurray (9) Ken Schrader (10)
    Lead-lap finish: Kenny Wallace (8) John Andretti (8)


  • Top career marks at Las Vegas:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin (14)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (6)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (10)
    Poles: Ky. Busch, K. Kahne, B. Labonte (2) Dale Jarrett (2)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (3,560)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (455)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Burton (13)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (10.6)
    2. Jeff Burton (10.7)
    3. Carl Edwards (11.0)
    4. Matt Kenseth (11.7)
    5. Denny Hamlin (11.7)
    6. Marcos Ambrose (12.7)
    7. Mark Martin (13.1)
    8. Kevin Harvick (13.2)
    9. Tony Stewart (13.8)
    10. Joey Logano (14.0)


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

    1. Aric Almirola (41.0)
    2. Kenny Wallace (33.9)
    3. Brad Keselowski (30.0)
    4. Scott Riggs (29.4)
    5. Regan Smith (28.2)
    6. Dave Blaney (27.5)
    7. Joe Nemechek (27.5)
    8. Robby Gordon (27.1)
    9. David Ragan (26.2)
    10. Tony Raines (26.0)
    11. Travis Kvapil (26.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Las Vegas:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Denny Hamlin 6 0 1 4 0 1622 0 23.0 11.7 79.8
    Greg Biffle 8 0 1 5 1 1909 113 9.0 14.8 104.0
    Kevin Harvick 11 0 3 4 0 2953 54 23.9 13.2 92.2
    Matt Kenseth 12 2 5 6 1 2826 450 17.7 11.7 93.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 0 2 5 0 2778 162 23.3 16.8 82.3
    Martin Truex, Jr. 6 0 0 1 0 1619 5 23.3 17.5 73.4
    Mark Martin 14 1 6 10 0 3299 259 13.0 13.1 92.3
    Joey Logano 3 0 0 1 0 818 1 10.7 14.0 85.5
    Kyle Busch 8 1 3 4 2 1741 113 7.0 15.0 104.7
    Carl Edwards 7 2 2 3 0 1890 160 12.4 11.0 98.2

    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 Las Vegas: Jeff Gordon (112.1), Jimmie Johnson (110.3), Tony Stewart (101.3), Jeff Burton (93.5), Kurt Busch (86.7), Ryan Newman (80.8).