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

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  • Number of previous races: 106.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 19, 1960, won by Joe Lee Johnson.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: October 15, 2011, won by Matt Kenseth.
  • Won from pole: 14, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 61 times in 106 races (58%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 81 times (76%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (8%).
  • 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: 193.216 mph by Elliot Sadler in 2005.
    • 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 2007-2011 a typical Charlotte race had 26.6 lead changes, 10.4 cautions for 47.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 26.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (39), Ford (28), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Buick (4), Plymouth (4), Toyota (1).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (16), 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 (42).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Charlotte races without a:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Michael Waltrip (49 races) Ricky Rudd (61 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (23) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Top 10: Kenny Wallace (22) Jimmy Means (29)
    Pole: Terry Labonte (57) Terry Labonte (57)
    Lap led: Mike Wallace (13) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Lead-lap finish: Kenny Wallace (22) Buddy Arrington (39)


  • Top career marks at Charlotte:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Bill Elliott (62) 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 (23) Richard Petty (31)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (9) David Pearson (14)
    Laps: Bill Elliott (19,539) Ricky Rudd (20,294)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,386) Bobby Allison (2,339)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (29) Mark Martin (29)


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

    1. Joey Logano (8.2)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (11.9)
    3. Carl Edwards (12.6)
    4. Kasey Kahne (13.4)
    5. Tony Stewart (13.6)
    6. Matt Kenseth (14.4)
    7. Bobby Labonte (14.7)
    8. Jeff Burton (15.4)
    9. David Reutimann (15.8)
    10. Jeff Gordon (15.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (38.2)
    2. Hermie Sadler (36.0)
    3. Stacy Compton (35.6)
    4. Landon Cassill (35.0)
    5. Mike Bliss (32.7)
    6. Tony Raines (30.7)
    7. David Gilliland (30.3)
    8. Robby Gordon (29.2)
    9. Travis Kvapil (28.3)
    10. Kenny Wallace (28.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Charlotte:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 18 0 3 6 0 5655 162 20.1 17.8 89.2
    Matt Kenseth 25 2 7 13 0 8306 455 18.1 14.4 95.2
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 0 5 10 1 8465 324 16.5 19.4 77.7
    Denny Hamlin 13 0 1 6 0 4360 110 15.0 16.0 87.5
    Jimmie Johnson 21 6 10 14 3 7132 1386 7.6 11.9 111.0
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 0 0 2 0 4504 9 21.0 19.9 72.4
    Tony Stewart 26 1 6 12 1 8837 695 14.9 13.6 85.0
    Kevin Harvick 22 1 2 6 0 7553 5 19.5 18.5 73.0
    Kyle Busch 16 0 6 9 1 5253 738 15.3 16.7 106.6
    Carl Edwards 14 0 5 8 0 4919 98 17.5 12.6 88.4

    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: Kasey Kahne (94.8), Joey Logano (93.5), Mark Martin (87.4), Jeff Gordon (86.9), Jeff Burton (85.4), Kurt Busch (85.0).