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Kobalt Tools 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 15.
  • First Sprint Cup race: March 1, 1998, won by Mark Martin.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 11, 2011, won by Tony Stewart.
  • Won from pole: 1, by Kyle Busch in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 4 times in 15 races (27%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 7 times (47%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 4 times (27%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 25th, by Matt Kenseth in 2004.
  • Most laps led: 219, by Jeff Gordon in 2010.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jimmie Johnson in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 146.554 mph by Mark Martin in 1998.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 190.456 mph by Kasey Kahne in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 28 in 2007.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .045 second margin over Matt Kenseth in 2006.
    • Most caution flags: 14 in 2009.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Las Vegas Motor Speedway race had 18.0 lead changes, 9.4 cautions for 41.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 22.1 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford 7, Chevrolet 6, Dodge 1, Toyota 1.

  • Victories by owner: Jack Roush 7, Rick Hendrick 5, Chip Ganassi 1, Joe Gibbs 1, Stewart-Haas Racing, 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Las Vegas races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (15 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (14)
    Top 10: Dave Blaney, Ken Schrader (11)
    Pole: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (15)
    Lap led: Ken Schrader (11)
    Lead-lap finish: A. Almirola, B. Keselowski, D. Stremme (4) John Andretti (8)


  • Top career marks at Las Vegas:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin (15)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart (6)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (10)
    Poles: Kasey Kahne (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (3,827)
    Laps led: Tony Stewart (482)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Burton (14)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (9.8)
    2. Carl Edwards (10.2)
    3. Jeff Burton (10.9)
    4. Matt Kenseth (12.5)
    5. Marcos Ambrose (12.8)
    6. Denny Hamlin (12.9)
    7. Tony Stewart (12.9)
    8. Kevin Harvick (13.0)
    9. Greg Biffle (13.4)
    10. Mark Martin (13.5)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.3)
    2. Aric Almirola (36.8)
    3. Brad Keselowski (30.5)
    4. Scott Riggs (29.4)
    5. J.J. Yeley (29.0)
    6. A.J. Allmendinger (28.5)
    7. Joe Nemechek (28.4)
    8. Travis Kvapil (28.2)
    9. Dave Blaney (27.6)
    10. Ken Schrader (26.5)


    Current top-10 drivers at Las Vegas:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 11 4 5 6 0 2955 355 14.4 9.8 110.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 13 0 2 6 0 3045 232 21.8 16.3 86.2
    Brad Keselowski 4 0 0 0 0 1010 1 17.2 30.5 53.8
    Clint Bowyer 7 0 1 3 0 1860 17 20.0 15.7 75.8
    Denny Hamlin 7 0 1 4 0 1889 0 22.1 12.9 77.4
    Greg Biffle 9 0 2 6 1 2176 115 9.0 13.4 106.3
    Mark Martin 15 1 6 10 0 3566 259 13.0 13.5 90.1
    Jeff Gordon 15 1 6 7 0 3752 457 13.9 14.7 107.9
    Aric Almirola 4 0 0 0 0 478 0 32.0 36.8 41.8
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0

    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 Las Vegas: Tony Stewart (106.4), Kyle Busch (100.9), Carl Edwards (98.2), Matt Kenseth (95.9), Kevin Harvick (94.1), Jeff Burton (90.8), Kurt Busch (84.6), Joey Logano (83.2), Ryan Newman (83.1), Kasey Kahne (81.3).