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Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 19.
  • First race: August 6, 1994, won by Jeff Gordon.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: July 29, 2012, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 2, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 9 times in 19 races (47%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 11 times (58%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (16%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 27th, by Jeff Gordon in 2001.
  • Most laps led: 124, by Jeff Gordon in 2004.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 11, by Dale Jarrett in 1996.

  • Track records:
    • Fastest race: 155.912 mph by Bobby Labonte in 2000.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 186.293 mph by Casey Mears in 2004.
    • Most lead changes: 26 in 2008.
    • Closest finish: Ricky Rudd's .183 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 1997.
    • Most caution flags: 13 in 2004.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Indianapolis race had 17.6 lead changes, 6.0 cautions for 27.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 18.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 14, Ford 3, Dodge 1, Pontiac 1.

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 8, Joe Gibbs 3, Richard Childress 3, Robert Yates 2, Ray Evernham 1, Ricky Rudd 1, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Indianapolis races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton, Mark Martin (19 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (17)
    Top 10: Joe Nemechek (17)
    Pole: Bobby Labonte (19)
    Lap led: Marcos Ambrose, David Reutimann (5) Ward Burton (12)
    Lead-lap finish:Jacques Villeneuve, Josh Wise (1)Rich Bickle (5)


  • Top career marks at Indianapolis:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin (19)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (11)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (15)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (3)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (2,987)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (477)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (17)


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

    1. Tony Stewart (8.2)
    2. Jeff Gordon (8.8)
    3. Morgan Shepherd (10.0)
    4. Kevin Harvick (10.2)
    5. Kyle Busch (11.8)
    6. Greg Biffle (12.1)
    7. Clint Bowyer (12.3)
    8. Brad Keselowski (12.3)
    9. Mark Martin (12.8)
    10. Carl Edwards (13.2)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.7)
    2. J.J. Yeley (34.2)
    3. Scott Speed (33.2)
    4. Travis Kvapil (31.8)
    5. Scott Riggs (31.3)
    6. Mike Bliss (29.2)
    7. Elliott Sadler (28.6)
    8. Dave Blaney (28.2)
    9. Landon Cassill (28.0)
    10. David Reutimann (28.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Indianapolis:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 11 4 4 5 1 1571 229 13.5 16.8 106.3
    Clint Bowyer 7 0 2 2 0 1120 2 20.4 12.3 86.7
    Carl Edwards 8 0 1 3 0 1276 5 22.0 13.2 82.7
    Kevin Harvick 12 1 4 7 1 1909 92 15.6 10.2 91.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 13 0 1 3 0 1924 61 17.0 20.3 80.2
    Matt Kenseth 13 0 5 7 0 1878 39 19.7 15.8 94.7
    Kyle Busch 8 0 2 6 0 1232 42 21.1 11.8 96.6
    Greg Biffle 10 0 3 6 0 1601 53 15.3 12.1 98.6
    Brad Keselowski 3 0 0 2 0 480 39 12.7 12.3 84.7
    Kasey Kahne 9 0 2 4 0 1319 88 8.7 15.4 94.0

    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 Indianapolis: Tony Stewart (102.8), Mark Martin (102.5), Jeff Gordon (101.8), Juan Pablo Montoya (95.9), Denny Hamlin (89.9), Jeff Burton (87.9), Brian Vickers (81.2), A.J. Allmendinger (80.7).