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Federated Auto Parts 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Richmond International Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 112.
  • First Sprint Cup race: April 19, 1953, won by Lee Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: April 28, 2012, won by Kyle Busch.
  • Won from pole: 22, last time by Kyle Busch in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 63 times in 111 races (57%). The starting position of one race winner is unknown.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 88 times (79%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 9 times (8%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Clint Bowyer in 2008.
  • Most laps led: 488, by Richard Petty in 1970.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Cotton Owens in 1959, Tom Pistone in 1959, and Lee Petty in 1953.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 109.047 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 129.983 mph by Brian Vickers in 2004.
    • Most lead changes: 25 in 1991 and 1996.
    • Closest finish: Jeff Burton's .051 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 1998.
    • Most caution flags: 15 in 2003, 2009 and 2011.

  • From 2007-2012 a typical Richmond race had 14.8 lead changes, 10.3 cautions for 59.9 laps, and an average green-flag run of 30.3 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 34, Ford 26, Dodge 17, Pontiac 11, Plymouth 10, Toyota 6, Buick 2, Chrysler 2, Oldsmobile 2, Thunderbird 2.

  • Most victories by owner: Petty Enterprises 15, Rick Hendrick 10, Joe Gibbs 9, Richard Childress 8, Junior Johnson 8, Bud Moore 7.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Richmond races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Ken Schrader (46 races) Ken Schrader (46 races)
    Top 5: Michael Waltrip (45) Michael Waltrip (45)
    Top 10: Kenny Wallace (24) Kenny Wallace (24)
    Pole: Michael Waltrip (45) Kyle Petty (54)
    Lap led: David Gilliland (12) J.D. McDuffie (39)
    Lead-lap finish: Scott Speed (6) J.D. McDuffie (39)


  • Top career marks at Richmond:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (55) Richard Petty (63)
    Wins: Kyle Busch (4) Richard Petty (13)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (17) Richard Petty (34)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (29) Richard Petty (41)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (5) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (8)
    Laps: Mark Martin (20,454) Richard Petty (21,135)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (1,413) Richard Petty (5,136)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (34) Mark Martin (34)


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

    1. Kyle Busch (4.7)
    2. Denny Hamlin (7.3)
    3. Clint Bowyer (10.2)
    4. Tony Stewart (10.6)
    5. Kevin Harvick (11.8)
    6. Ryan Newman (11.8)
    7. Mark Martin (12.1)
    8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.9)
    9. Jeff Gordon (14.7)
    10. Carl Edwards (14.8)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (36.5)
    2. Scott Speed (35.7)
    3. Tony Raines (33.2)
    4. David Stremme (32.9)
    5. Mike Bliss (32.7)
    6. Hermie Sadler (32.2)
    7. David Gilliland (31.5)
    8. Robby Gordon (30.2)
    9. Jason Leffler (29.5)
    10. Landon Cassill (29.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Richmond:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Greg Biffle 20 0 2 5 1 7788 77 17.8 16.7 81.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 26 3 9 11 0 10308 427 16.4 13.9 84.2
    Matt Kenseth 25 1 3 9 0 9758 223 21.8 17.0 79.5
    Jimmie Johnson 21 3 5 8 2 7898 415 12.4 16.7 89.6
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 0 1 2 0 4881 41 16.7 24.4 77.8
    Brad Keselowski 6 0 0 1 0 2363 0 10.8 20.7 75.0
    Denny Hamlin 13 2 7 9 2 5206 1188 9.8 7.3 117.2
    Clint Bowyer 13 1 1 7 0 5209 75 14.9 10.2 96.4
    Kevin Harvick 23 2 6 14 1 9086 942 16.7 11.8 111.6
    Tony Stewart 27 3 10 18 0 10621 935 17.3 10.6 97.4

    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 Richmond: Kyle Busch (116.1), Jeff Gordon (96.2), Ryan Newman (92.4), Mark Martin (91.7), Kurt Busch (90.8), Carl Edwards (89.1), Kasey Kahne (86.6), Jeff Burton (84.1), Juan Pablo Montoya (81.7).