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Track facts for Martinsville Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 127.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 25, 1949, won by Red Byron.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: April 1, 2012, won by Ryan Newman.
  • Won from pole: 19, most recently by Denny Hamlin in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 67 times in 123 races (54%). Starting position of the race winner is unknown for 4 races.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 92 times (75%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (4%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Kurt Busch in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 493, by Fred Lorenzen in 1964.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 4, by John Andretti in 1999.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 82.223 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1996.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 98.084 mph by Tony Stewart in 2005.
    • Most lead changes: 31 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .065 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2007.
    • Most caution flags: 21 in 2007.

  • From 2007-2012 a typical Martinsville race had 19.5 lead changes, 14.1 cautions for 84.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 27.7 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (49), Ford (26), Plymouth (12), Dodge (10), Oldsmobile (8), Pontiac (8), Toyota (4), Buick (3), Chrysler (3), Hudson (2), Mercury (2).

  • Victories by owner: Petty Enterprises (19), Rick Hendrick (18), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (13), Holman-Moody (7), Joe Gibbs (7), Richard Childress (7), Roger Penske (6), all others (50).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Martinsville races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (53 races) Kyle Petty (54 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (34) J.D. McDuffie (40)
    Top 10: Dave Blaney (23) Dave Blaney (23)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (51) Ken Schrader (51)
    Lap led: Brian Vickers (14) Buddy Arrington (41)
    Lead-lap finish: Hermie Sadler (13) Buddy Arrington (41)


  • Top career marks at Martinsville:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (53) Richard Petty (67)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (7) Richard Petty (15)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (25) Richard Petty (30)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (31) Richard Petty (37)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (7) Darrell Waltrip (8)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (23,802) Richard Petty (27,891)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (3,423) Cale Yarborough (3,733)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (30) Jeff Gordon (30)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.8)
    2. Denny Hamlin (6.4)
    3. Jeff Gordon (7.1)
    4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (12.6)
    5. Tony Stewart (13.2)
    6. Mark Martin (13.3)
    7. Brad Keselowski (13.4)
    8. Ryan Newman (13.7)
    9. Terry Labonte (14.0)
    10. Clint Bowyer (14.7)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (36.8)
    2. Landon Cassill (34.8)
    3. Robby Gordon (33.5)
    4. J.J. Yeley (33.3)
    5. Scott Speed (32.2)
    6. David Stremme (31.7)
    7. Hermie Sadler (31.5)
    8. Dave Blaney (31.3)
    9. David Gilliland (31.2)
    10. Mike Bliss (30.5)


    'Chase' drivers at Martinsville:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Brad Keselowski 5 0 0 2 0 2521 2 17.4 13.4 82.3
    Jimmie Johnson 21 6 14 18 1 10480 1788 12.4 5.8 121.3
    Denny Hamlin 14 4 9 12 2 6841 1127 11.3 6.4 113.3
    Clint Bowyer 13 0 1 7 0 6389 93 17.0 14.7 87.8
    Kasey Kahne 17 0 1 2 1 7824 19 19.5 21.7 73.5
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 0 2 4 0 6168 1 17.7 21.4 68.4
    Tony Stewart 27 3 9 15 3 12994 1208 13.2 13.2 101.5
    Jeff Gordon 39 7 25 31 7 19269 3423 7.1 7.1 120.6
    Matt Kenseth 25 0 3 8 0 12401 72 22.3 16.0 79.1
    Kevin Harvick 22 1 3 10 0 10763 363 13.4 16.0 94.8
    Greg Biffle 19 0 0 2 0 9304 21 19.7 21.9 67.6
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 25 0 10 14 0 12379 868 13.4 12.6 100.1

    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 Martinsville: Kyle Busch (94.4), Ryan Newman (90.1), Jeff Burton (88.7), Jason Leffler (87.5), Mark Martin (86.9), Jamie McMurray (83.2), Juan Pablo Montoya (82.4), Carl Edwards (80.5).