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GEICO 400 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Chicagoland Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 12.
  • First Sprint Cup race: July 15, 2001, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: September 16, 2012, won by Brad Keselowski.
  • Won from pole: 1, most recently by Kyle Busch in 2008.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 1 time in 12 races (8%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 4 times (33%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (25%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Kevin Harvick in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 195, by Mark Martin in 2009.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 20, by Jeff Gordon in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 145.138 mph by David Reutimann in 2010.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 188.147 mph by Jimmie Johnson in 2005.
    • Most lead changes: 22 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Kyle Busch's .159 second margin over Jimmie Johnson in 2008.
    • Most caution flags: 10 in 2001, 2005 and 2010.

  • From 2008-2012 a typical Chicagoland race had 14.8 lead changes, 6.0 cautions for 26.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 34.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 8, Toyota 2, Dodge 2.

  • Victories by owner: Joe Gibbs 3, Richard Childress 2, Rick Hendrick 2, Roger Penske 2, Dale Earnhardt Inc. 1, Stewart-Haas Racing 1, Michael Waltrip 1.

Driver Notes:

  • The most Chicagoland races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Five drivers (12 races)
    Top 5: Three drivers (12)
    Top 10: Bobby Labonte (12)
    Pole: Six drivers (11)
    Lap led: David Stremme (7) Bill Elliott (8)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (6)


  • Top career marks at Chicagoland:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Ten drivers (12)
    Wins: Tony Stewart (3)
    Top 5s: Tony Stewart (8)
    Top 10s: Tony Stewart (10)
    Poles: Jimmie Johnson (2)
    Laps: Mark Martin (3,204)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (537)
    Lead-lap finishes: Four drivers (10)


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

    1. Tony Stewart (8.5)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (9.3)
    3. Brian Vickers (9.5)
    4. Clint Bowyer (10.1)
    5. Kevin Harvick (10.5)
    6. Jeff Gordon (12.1)
    7. Mark Martin (12.6)
    8. Matt Kenseth (12.8)
    9. Kyle Busch (13.4)
    10. Brad Keselowski (14.0)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (43.0)
    2. Travis Kvapil (36.6)
    3. Mike Bliss (35.5)
    4. Scott Speed (35.5)
    5. David Gilliland (32.7)
    6. Landon Cassill (32.7)
    7. Ken Schrader (32.0)
    8. Joe Nemechek (31.6)
    9. David Stremme (30.4)
    10. Dave Blaney (29.5)


    'Chase' drivers at Chicagoland:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 12 0 2 4 1 3203 348 17.1 12.8 101.5
    Jimmie Johnson 11 0 6 9 2 2894 537 7.5 9.3 116.2
    Kyle Busch 8 1 3 3 0 2128 174 15.4 13.4 99.4
    Kevin Harvick 12 2 6 7 0 3190 282 18.8 10.5 95.8
    Carl Edwards 8 0 3 3 0 2040 56 14.6 16.6 90.9
    Joey Logano 4 0 0 1 0 1067 0 15.5 15.0 78.8
    Greg Biffle 10 0 1 1 0 2625 77 15.7 18.2 87.6
    Clint Bowyer 7 0 1 6 0 1872 8 15.0 10.1 91.8
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 12 1 3 5 0 3145 121 17.0 14.2 89.5
    Kurt Busch 12 0 0 6 0 2924 67 21.2 18.2 84.3
    Kasey Kahne 9 0 2 3 0 2141 12 12.4 19.0 81.0
    Ryan Newman 11 1 3 7 1 2831 181 10.2 14.9 82.8
    Jeff Gordon 12 1 6 7 1 3110 134 12.1 12.1 94.6

    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 Chicagoland: Tony Stewart (109.8), Brian Vickers (101.5), Brad Keselowski (90.2), Mark Martin (89.6), Martin Truex, Jr. (86.4), Denny Hamlin (83.2), David Reutimann (80.6).