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GEICO 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Chicagoland Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 11.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 15, 2001, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: September 19, 2011, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 1, most recently by Kyle Busch in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 1 time in 11 races (9%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 4 times (36%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (27%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Kevin Harvick in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 195, by Mark Martin in 2009.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 20, by Jeff Gordon in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 145.138 mph by David Reutimann in 2010.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 188.147 mph by Jimmie Johnson in 2005.
    • Most lead changes: 22 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Kyle Busch's .159 second margin over Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
    • Most caution flags: 10 in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

  • From 2007-2011 a typical Chicagoland race had 15.6 lead changes, 6.6 cautions for 28.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 31.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 8, Toyota 2, Dodge 1.

  • Victories by owner: Joe Gibbs 3, Richard Childress 2, Rick Hendrick 2, Dale Earnhardt Inc. 1, Roger Penske 1, Stewart-Haas Racing 1, Michael Waltrip 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Chicagoland races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: 6 drivers (11 races)
    Top 5: 4 drivers (11)
    Top 10: Bobby Labonte (11)
    Pole: 7 drivers (11)
    Lap led: Bill Elliott (8)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (5)


  • Top career marks at Chicagoland:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: 11 drivers (11)
    Wins: Tony Stewart (3)
    Top 5s: Tony Stewart (8)
    Top 10s: Tony Stewart (8)
    Poles: 9 drivers (1)
    Laps: Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin (2,937)
    Laps led: Tony Stewart (431)
    Lead-lap finishes: 5 drivers (9)


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

    1. Tony Stewart (8.7)
    2. Brian Vickers (9.5)
    3. Jimmie Johnson (10.0)
    4. Jeff Gordon (10.0)
    5. Clint Bowyer (10.2)
    6. Kevin Harvick (10.4)
    7. Matt Kenseth (12.3)
    8. Mark Martin (12.5)
    9. Juan Pablo Montoya (14.6)
    10. Kyle Busch (14.7)


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

    1. Travis Kvapil (38.0)
    2. Mike Skinner (34.7)
    3. Mike Bliss (34.2)
    4. Scott Speed (33.7)
    5. David Gilliland (33.6)
    6. Mike Wallace (33.3)
    7. Sam Hornish, Jr. (33.0)
    8. Ken Schrader (32.0)
    9. Joe Nemechek (30.8)
    10. Kenny Wallace (30.3)


    'Chase' drivers at Chicagoland:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Denny Hamlin 6 0 1 2 0 1598 0 12.5 19.2 81.8
    Jimmie Johnson 10 0 5 8 1 2627 365 8.2 10.0 112.2
    Tony Stewart 11 3 8 9 1 2929 431 16.6 8.7 111.0
    Brad Keselowski 3 0 1 1 0 798 4 21.7 18.3 75.8
    Greg Biffle 9 0 1 1 0 2358 77 15.0 18.8 88.5
    Clint Bowyer 6 0 1 5 0 1605 2 16.0 10.2 90.7
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 11 1 3 4 0 2878 121 18.2 14.8 89.2
    Matt Kenseth 11 0 2 4 1 2937 346 18.4 12.3 104.1
    Kevin Harvick 11 2 6 7 0 2923 282 17.4 10.4 98.5
    Martin Truex, Jr. 6 0 0 1 0 1549 28 16.5 18.2 86.7
    Kasey Kahne 8 0 1 2 0 1874 12 13.2 21.0 75.3
    Jeff Gordon 11 1 6 7 1 2920 134 11.5 10.0 95.4

    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 Chicagoland: Brian Vickers (101.5), Kyle Busch (97.8), Carl Edwards (92.8), Mark Martin (89.5), Kurt Busch (87.8), Ryan Newman (81.0), David Reutimann (80.6).