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Pure Michigan 400 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Michigan International Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 88.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 15, 1969, won by Cale Yarborough.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: June 16, 2013, won by Greg Biffle.
  • Won from pole: 16, last time by Brian Vickers in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 52 times in 88 races (59%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 66 times (75%).
  • 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 2008-2013 a typical Michigan race had 21.1 lead changes, 6.1 cautions for 26.3 laps, and an average green-flag run of 24.6 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford 33, Chevrolet 20, Mercury 12, Dodge 9, Buick 4, Pontiac 4, Toyota 4, Oldsmobile 2.

  • Victories by owner: Jack Roush 13, 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 (48) Ken Schrader (48)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (14) Jimmy Means (32)
    Pole: Morgan Shepherd (36) Ricky Rudd (60)
    Lap led: Regan Smith (8) Cecil Gordon (24)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (8) J.D. McDuffie (33)


  • Top career marks at Michigan:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte, Mark Martin (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 (37) Mark Martin (37)


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

    1. Carl Edwards (8.2)
    2. Matt Kenseth (9.4)
    3. Greg Biffle (11.3)
    4. Tony Stewart (11.7)
    5. Jeff Gordon (12.4)
    6. Mark Martin (14.2)
    7. Kevin Harvick (14.3)
    8. Denny Hamlin (14.7)
    9. Brian Vickers (14.9)
    10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (15.6)
    11. Kyle Busch (15.6)


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

    1. Josh Wise (40.7)
    2. Michael McDowell (40.4)
    3. Max Papis (39.7)
    4. J.J. Yeley (35.3)
    5. Mike Bliss (34.9)
    6. Tony Raines (34.8)
    7. Scott Speed (31.0)
    8. David Stremme (30.3)
    9. David Gilliland (29.1)
    10. Joe Nemechek (28.3)


    Current top-10 drivers at Michigan:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 0 4 9 0 4408 583 9.1 15.8 104.0
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 0 7 0 2890 27 18.9 16.1 81.2
    Carl Edwards 18 2 9 14 1 3510 291 19.9 8.2 105.1
    Kevin Harvick 25 1 4 9 0 4860 149 18.2 14.3 84.2
    Kyle Busch 17 1 4 6 0 3109 169 14.6 15.6 93.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 28 2 6 10 2 5383 327 14.9 15.6 97.5
    Matt Kenseth 28 2 12 18 0 5372 284 17.9 9.4 103.9
    Brad Keselowski 8 0 2 2 0 1600 20 22.2 17.5 80.6
    Greg Biffle 21 4 10 13 1 4130 565 13.5 11.3 110.0
    Martin Truex, Jr. 15 0 3 5 0 2929 71 13.2 15.7 85.0

    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 Michigan: Tony Stewart (95.9), Brian Vickers (91.3), Denny Hamlin (91.1), Kasey Kahne (89.0), Jeff Gordon (88.9), Kurt Busch (87.7), Mark Martin (86.5).