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Quicken Loans 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Michigan International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 87.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 15, 1969, won by Cale Yarborough.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: August 19, 2012, won by Greg Biffle.
  • Won from pole: 16, last time by Brian Vickers in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 87 races (60%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 66 times (76%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 6 times (7%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Mark Martin in 2009.
  • Most laps led: 162, by Rusty Wallace in 1989.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Mark Martin in 2009.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 173.997 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 203.241 mph by Marcos Ambrose in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 65 in 1981.
    • Closest finish: Jeff Gordon's .085 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 2001.
    • Most caution flags: 10 in 2006.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Michigan race had 21.0 lead changes, 5.9 cautions for 25.1 laps, and an average green-flag run of 25.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford 32, Chevrolet 20, Mercury 12, Dodge 9, Buick 4, Pontiac 4, Toyota 4, Oldsmobile 2.

  • Victories by owner: Jack Roush 12, Wood Brothers 11, Harry Melling 7, Joe Gibbs 7, Roger Penske 6, Robert Yates 6, Rick Hendrick 6, Harry Ranier 5, Junior Johnson 4, Petty Enterprises 4, all others 19.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Michigan races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte (55 races) Dave Marcis (56 races)
    Top 5: Ken Schrader (47) Ken Schrader (47)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (13) Jimmy Means (32)
    Pole: Tony Stewart (28) Ricky Rudd (60)
    Lap led: Joey Logano, Regan Smith (8) Cecil Gordon (24)
    Lead-lap finish: J.J. Yeley (9) J.D. McDuffie (33)


  • Top career marks at Michigan:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (55) Bill Elliott (61)
    Wins: Mark Martin (5) David Pearson (9)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (18) Cale Yarborough (21)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (31) Mark Martin (31)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (5) David Pearson (10)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (10,155) Bill Elliott (11,212)
    Laps led: Mark Martin (965) Cale Yarborough (1,308)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (36) Mark Martin (36)


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

    1. Carl Edwards (8.2)
    2. Matt Kenseth (9.6)
    3. Jeff Gordon (11.7)
    4. Greg Biffle (11.8)
    5. Tony Stewart (11.9)
    6. Denny Hamlin (13.6)
    7. Mark Martin (14.0)
    8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (14.8)
    9. Kevin Harvick (14.8)
    10. Brian Vickers (14.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.0)
    2. J.J. Yeley (36.6)
    3. Mike Bliss (34.0)
    4. Scott Speed (31.0)
    5. David Stremme (30.4)
    6. David Gilliland (29.6)
    7. Joe Nemechek (28.1)
    8. Landon Cassill (27.0)
    9. Scott Riggs (26.8)
    10. Dave Blaney (26.5)


    Current top-10 drivers at Michigan:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 22 0 4 9 0 4209 565 8.8 15.2 104.2
    Carl Edwards 17 2 9 13 0 3310 275 21.1 8.2 105.2
    Clint Bowyer 14 0 0 6 0 2690 27 18.4 16.7 81.4
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 2 6 10 2 5252 293 15.0 14.8 97.1
    Kevin Harvick 24 1 3 8 0 4660 149 18.1 14.8 82.9
    Matt Kenseth 27 2 12 17 0 5172 284 18.3 9.6 103.3
    Kyle Busch 16 1 3 5 0 2909 169 15.0 16.4 92.9
    Kasey Kahne 18 1 7 8 2 3445 49 11.2 15.7 88.2
    Brad Keselowski 7 0 2 2 0 1400 20 23.1 18.3 79.0
    Greg Biffle 20 3 9 12 1 3930 517 13.2 11.8 108.9

    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 Michigan: Tony Stewart (95.9), Denny Hamlin (93.7), Jeff Gordon (93.0), Brian Vickers (91.3), Kurt Busch (89.5), Mark Martin (87.7), Martin Truex, Jr. (83.1).