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Federated Auto Parts 400 Fact Sheet
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Track facts for Richmond International Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 114.
  • First Sprint Cup race: April 19, 1953, won by Lee Petty.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: April 27, 2013, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Won from pole: 22, last time by Kyle Busch in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 64 times in 113 races (57%). The starting position of one race winner is unknown.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 89 times (78%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 9 times (8%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Clint Bowyer in 2008.
  • Most laps led: 488, by Richard Petty in 1970.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Cotton Owens in 1959, Tom Pistone in 1959, and Lee Petty in 1953.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 109.047 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 130.334 mph by Matt Kenseth in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 25 in 1991 and 1996.
    • Closest finish: Jeff Burton's .051 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 1998.
    • Most caution flags: 15 in 2003, 2009 and 2011.

  • From 2008-2013 a typical Richmond race had 13.7 lead changes, 9.5 cautions for 56.8 laps, and an average green-flag run of 33.0 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 35, Ford 26, Dodge 17, Pontiac 11, Plymouth 10, Toyota 7, Buick 2, Chrysler 2, Oldsmobile 2, Thunderbird 2.

  • Most victories by owner: Petty Enterprises 15, Rick Hendrick 10, Joe Gibbs 9, Richard Childress 9, Junior Johnson 8, Bud Moore 7.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Richmond races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Ken Schrader (47 races) Ken Schrader (47 races)
    Top 5: Michael Waltrip (45) Michael Waltrip (45)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (14) Kenny Wallace (24)
    Pole: Michael Waltrip (45) Kyle Petty (54)
    Lap led: David Gilliland (14) J.D. McDuffie (39)
    Lead-lap finish: Scott Speed (6) J.D. McDuffie (39)


  • Top career marks at Richmond:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (55) Richard Petty (63)
    Wins: Kyle Busch (4) Richard Petty (13)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (18) Richard Petty (34)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (30) Richard Petty (41)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin (5) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (8)
    Laps: Mark Martin (21,203) Mark Martin (21,203)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (1,415) Richard Petty (5,136)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (35) Mark Martin (35)


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

    1. Kyle Busch (6.5)
    2. Denny Hamlin (8.1)
    3. Clint Bowyer (9.1)
    4. Tony Stewart (10.6)
    5. Kevin Harvick (11.3)
    6. Ryan Newman (11.8)
    7. Mark Martin (12.4)
    8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.8)
    9. Jeff Gordon (14.3)
    10. Carl Edwards (14.4)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.6)
    2. Josh Wise (36.0)
    3. Scott Speed (35.7)
    4. Mike Bliss (34.3)
    5. Tony Raines (33.2)
    6. David Stremme (33.1)
    7. David Gilliland (31.1)
    8. Johnny Sauter (30.1)
    9. Scott Riggs (29.5)
    10. Joe Nemechek (29.0)


    Current top-10 drivers at Richmond:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 3 5 8 2 8703 417 12.7 16.3 90.9
    Clint Bowyer 15 2 3 9 0 6015 276 13.5 9.1 100.4
    Kevin Harvick 25 3 7 16 1 9892 945 16.5 11.3 111.1
    Carl Edwards 18 0 3 9 1 6993 442 12.6 14.4 88.9
    Kyle Busch 17 4 12 13 1 6815 931 12.4 6.5 113.0
    Matt Kenseth 27 1 4 11 1 10564 363 20.8 16.2 83.6
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 28 3 9 12 1 11113 494 16.0 13.8 85.6
    Joey Logano 9 0 2 2 0 3496 0 14.1 17.3 73.5
    Greg Biffle 22 0 2 6 1 8579 77 18.7 17.2 80.4
    Kurt Busch 25 1 4 8 0 9786 384 20.0 17.9 90.0

    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 Richmond: Denny Hamlin (117.8), Tony Stewart (96.5), Jeff Gordon (95.7), Mark Martin (92.2), Ryan Newman (91.1), Kasey Kahne (87.3), Jeff Burton (84.8), Juan Pablo Montoya (83.6), Martin Truex, Jr. (80.3).