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Goody's Fast Relief 500 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Martinsville Speedway:

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  • Number of previous races: 126.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 25, 1949, won by Red Byron.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 30, 2011, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 19, most recently by Denny Hamlin in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 66 times in 122 races (54%). Starting position of the race winner is unknown for 4 races.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 91 times (75%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (4%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Kurt Busch in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 493, by Fred Lorenzen in 1964.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 4, by John Andretti in 1999.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 82.223 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1996.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 98.084 mph by Tony Stewart in 2005.
    • Most lead changes: 31 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .065 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2007.
    • Most caution flags: 21 in 2007.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Martinsville race had 19.6 lead changes, 14.8 cautions for 87.7 laps, and an average green-flag run of 26.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (48), Ford (26), Plymouth (12), Dodge (10), Oldsmobile (8), Pontiac (8), Toyota (4), Buick (3), Chrysler (3), Hudson (2), Mercury (2).

  • Victories by owner: Petty Enterprises (19), Rick Hendrick (18), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (13), Holman-Moody (7), Joe Gibbs (7), Richard Childress (7), Roger Penske (6), all others (49).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Martinsville races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (53 races) Kyle Petty (54 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (33) J.D. McDuffie (40)
    Top 10: Dave Blaney, Robby Gordon (22) Dave Blaney, Robby Gordon (22)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (50) Ken Schrader (50)
    Lap led: Brian Vickers (13) Buddy Arrington (41)
    Lead-lap finish: J.J. Yeley (8) Buddy Arrington (41)


  • Top career marks at Martinsville:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (53) Richard Petty (67)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (7) Richard Petty (15)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (25) Richard Petty (30)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (31) Richard Petty (37)
    Poles: Geoffrey Bodine, Jeff Gordon (7) Darrell Waltrip (8)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (23,802) Richard Petty (27,891)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (3,094) Cale Yarborough (3,733)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (30) Jeff Gordon (30)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.4)
    2. Denny Hamlin (6.5)
    3. Jeff Gordon (6.9)
    4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.0)
    5. Mark Martin (13.3)
    6. Tony Stewart (13.4)
    7. Joey Logano (13.8)
    8. Terry Labonte (14.0)
    9. Ryan Newman (14.4)
    10. Brad Keselowski (14.5)


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

    1. Landon Cassill (36.7)
    2. Michael McDowell (36.2)
    3. Aric Almirola (34.0)
    4. Robby Gordon (33.5)
    5. J.J. Yeley (32.9)
    6. David Stremme (31.9)
    7. David Gilliland (31.5)
    8. Dave Blaney (31.1)
    9. Mike Bliss (30.5)
    10. Reed Sorenson (28.2)
    11. Travis Kvapil (28.2)


    Current top-10 drivers at Martinsville:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 18 0 0 2 0 8790 21 19.3 22.4 66.8
    Kevin Harvick 21 1 3 10 0 10250 342 13.9 15.9 95.4
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 24 0 9 13 0 11864 865 13.4 13.0 99.0
    Tony Stewart 26 3 9 14 3 12479 1208 13.2 13.4 102.2
    Martin Truex, Jr. 12 0 1 3 0 5653 1 18.1 22.8 66.0
    Matt Kenseth 24 0 2 7 0 11886 71 22.4 16.5 77.7
    Denny Hamlin 13 4 9 11 2 6326 1096 11.9 6.5 113.4
    Clint Bowyer 12 0 1 6 0 5874 91 18.1 15.1 85.7
    Jimmie Johnson 20 6 14 18 1 9965 1677 11.9 5.4 122.1
    Ryan Newman 20 0 6 10 3 9658 182 8.8 14.4 89.2

    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 Martinsville: Jeff Gordon (119.8), Kyle Busch (95.8), Jeff Burton (89.2), Mark Martin (86.9), Jamie McMurray (84.5), Juan Pablo Montoya (84.4), Carl Edwards (80.9).