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Advocare Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Phoenix International Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 32.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 6, 1988, won by Alan Kulwicki.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 4, 2012, won by Denny Hamlin.
  • Won from pole: 4, most recently by Carl Edwards in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 32 races (34%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 15 times (47%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (9%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 29th, by Ricky Rudd in 1995.
  • Most laps led: 262, by Dale Earnhardt in 1990.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 10, by Kevin Harvick in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 118.102 mph by Tony Stewart in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 137.279 mph by Carl Edwards in 2011.
    • Most lead changes: 28 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Ryan Newman's .130 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2010.
    • Most caution flags: 11 in 2004.

  • From 2007-2012 a typical Phoenix race had 14.9 lead changes, 7.4 cautions for 38.1 laps, and an average green-flag run of 33.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (15), Ford (13), Pontiac (2), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (9), Jack Roush (6), Richard Childress (3), Robert Yates (3), all others (11).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Phoenix races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (27 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (24)
    Top 10: Casey Mears (16)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (26)
    Lap led: Robby Gordon (20)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (8) Dave Marcis (10)


  • Top career marks at Phoenix:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (31)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin (12)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (20)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (4)
    Laps: Mark Martin (9,530)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (931)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (27)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.3)
    2. Mark Martin (9.0)
    3. Jeff Gordon (10.8)
    4. Denny Hamlin (10.9)
    5. Tony Stewart (11.8)
    6. Carl Edwards (12.6)
    7. Jeff Burton (12.8)
    8. Kevin Harvick (13.5)
    9. Kurt Busch (13.5)
    10. Kyle Busch (14.0)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.3)
    2. Landon Cassill (35.5)
    3. Scott Speed (33.7)
    4. Jason Leffler (33.7)
    5. Brendan Gaughan (33.3)
    6. Mike Bliss (32.2)
    7. Scott Riggs (31.1)
    8. Tony Raines (29.8)
    9. Robby Gordon (29.1)
    10. Travis Kvapil (28.6)


    'Chase' drivers at Phoenix:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 18 4 12 15 1 5685 931 12.4 5.3 118.4
    Brad Keselowski 6 0 1 1 0 1609 7 21.2 22.2 72.7
    Clint Bowyer 14 0 2 5 0 4367 21 19.5 16.9 79.4
    Kasey Kahne 16 1 2 5 0 4712 14 12.6 20.0 74.7
    Jeff Gordon 27 2 10 19 3 8264 389 11.1 10.8 99.5
    Matt Kenseth 20 1 5 8 1 5747 212 20.6 17.8 85.5
    Denny Hamlin 14 1 6 7 1 4410 353 13.5 10.9 98.7
    Tony Stewart 21 1 8 11 0 6609 555 13.5 11.8 100.4
    Martin Truex, Jr. 13 0 1 5 1 3834 101 12.0 15.2 89.1
    Greg Biffle 17 0 5 6 0 5525 349 13.9 14.1 93.3
    Kevin Harvick 19 2 5 9 0 5976 405 19.1 13.5 97.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 20 2 4 8 0 5828 460 17.4 18.1 82.2

    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 Phoenix: Carl Edwards (99.7), Kurt Busch (98.9), Mark Martin (98.4), Kyle Busch (96.9), Ryan Newman (88.6), Jeff Burton (85.1), A.J. Allmendinger (83.4), Juan Pablo Montoya (80.1).