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Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 18.
  • First race: August 6, 1994, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: July 31, 2011, won by Paul Menard.
  • Won from pole: 2, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 9 times in 18 races (50%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 10 times (56%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (17%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 27th, by Jeff Gordon in 2001.
  • Most laps led: 124, by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 11, by Dale Jarrett in 1996.
  • Track records:
    • Fastest race: 155.912 mph by Bobby Labonte in 2000.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 186.293 mph by Casey Mears in 2004.
    • Most lead changes: 26 in 2008.
    • Closest finish: Ricky Rudd's .183 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 1997.
    • Most caution flags: 13 in 2004.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Indianapolis race had 17.0 lead changes, 6.8 cautions for 31.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 16.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 13, Ford 3, Dodge 1, Pontiac 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 7, Joe Gibbs 3, Richard Childress 3, Robert Yates 2, Ray Evernham 1, Ricky Rudd 1, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Indianapolis races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Mark Martin (18 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (17)
    Top 10: Joe Nemechek (17)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte (18)
    Lap led: David Reutimann (5) Ward Burton (12)
    Lead-lap finish:Stacy Compton, Mike Wallace (2)Rich Bickle (5)


  • Top career marks at Indianapolis:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin (18)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (10)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (14)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (2,836)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (476)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (16)


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

    1. Tony Stewart (8.1)
    2. Jeff Gordon (9.1)
    3. Kevin Harvick (10.0)
    4. Carl Edwards (11.0)
    5. Clint Bowyer (11.8)
    6. Bill Elliott (12.4)
    7. Mark Martin (12.9)
    8. Jamie McMurray (13.1)
    9. Greg Biffle (13.1)
    10. Kyle Busch (13.1)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.7)
    2. Kenny Wallace (33.2)
    3. J.J. Yeley (32.7)
    4. Scott Speed (31.7)
    5. Travis Kvapil (30.5)
    6. Scott Riggs (29.4)
    7. Sam Hornish, Jr. (29.3)
    8. Dave Blaney (28.6)
    9. Elliott Sadler (28.6)
    10. David Reutimann (28.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Indianapolis:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 12 0 5 7 0 1746 38 20.5 14.2 96.4
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 0 0 2 0 1764 61 16.8 21.7 76.3
    Greg Biffle 9 0 2 5 0 1441 49 16.4 13.1 95.9
    Jimmie Johnson 10 3 3 4 1 1411 130 14.3 18.4 100.0
    Denny Hamlin 6 0 1 2 0 943 26 15.5 18.5 86.1
    Kevin Harvick 11 1 4 7 1 1749 92 14.5 10.0 93.5
    Tony Stewart 13 2 6 9 1 2081 227 15.8 8.1 105.8
    Martin Truex, Jr. 7 0 0 0 0 1021 3 21.9 23.4 69.4
    Clint Bowyer 6 0 2 2 0 960 2 18.3 11.8 89.4
    Brad Keselowski 2 0 0 1 0 320 17 8.0 14.0 79.0

    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 Indianapolis: Mark Martin (104.5), Juan Pablo Montoya (102.4), Jeff Gordon (99.4), Kasey Kahne (94.3), Kyle Busch (92.8), Jeff Burton (90.9), Carl Edwards (86.8), Jamie McMurray (82.1), Brian Vickers (81.2), A.J. Allmendinger (80.7).