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Bank of America 500 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Charlotte Motor Superpeedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 107.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 19, 1960, won by Joe Lee Johnson.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: May 27, 2012, won by Kasey Kahne.
  • Won from pole: 14, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 61 times in 107 races (57%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 82 times (77%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (7%).
  • 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 2007-2012 a typical Charlotte race had 27.0 lead changes, 9.9 cautions for 45.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 28.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (40), Ford (28), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Buick (4), Plymouth (4), Toyota (1).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (17), 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 (24) 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 (10.3)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (11.8)
    3. Carl Edwards (12.3)
    4. Kasey Kahne (12.7)
    5. Tony Stewart (14.0)
    6. Matt Kenseth (14.2)
    7. Denny Hamlin (15.0)
    8. Bobby Labonte (15.1)
    9. Jeff Burton (15.5)
    10. Jeff Gordon (15.7)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.8)
    2. Jason Leffler (36.0)
    3. Hermie Sadler (36.0)
    4. Stacy Compton (35.6)
    5. Mike Bliss (32.7)
    6. Landon Cassill (30.8)
    7. Tony Raines (30.7)
    8. David Gilliland (29.9)
    9. Robby Gordon (29.2)
    10. Travis Kvapil (28.4)


    'Chase' drivers at Charlotte:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Brad Keselowski 6 0 1 1 1 2201 10 21.2 16.5 76.8
    Jimmie Johnson 22 6 10 14 3 7531 1386 7.4 11.8 111.0
    Denny Hamlin 14 0 2 7 0 4760 123 14.5 15.0 89.3
    Kasey Kahne 17 4 7 9 0 5904 807 10.5 12.7 97.5
    Clint Bowyer 13 0 1 3 0 4590 86 17.8 17.5 77.4
    Jeff Gordon 39 5 16 21 8 12982 677 10.4 15.7 87.7
    Tony Stewart 27 1 6 12 1 9234 695 15.1 14.0 83.4
    Martin Truex, Jr. 14 0 0 2 0 4903 9 20.6 19.4 73.3
    Greg Biffle 19 0 4 7 0 6055 366 19.3 17.1 92.3
    Kevin Harvick 23 1 2 7 0 7953 6 19.3 18.1 74.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 26 0 5 11 1 8865 324 16.3 18.8 78.8
    Matt Kenseth 26 2 7 14 0 8705 455 18.2 14.2 95.1

    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: Kyle Busch (107.5), Carl Edwards (88.4), Joey Logano (88.3), Mark Martin (87.0), Jeff Burton (84.4), Brian Vickers (83.3), Kurt Busch (82.9).