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Bank of America 500 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Charlotte Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 109.
  • First Sprint Cup race: June 19, 1960, won by Joe Lee Johnson.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: May 26, 2013, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Won from pole: 14, last time by Jimmie Johnson in 2009.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 62 times in 109 races (57%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 83 times (76%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (7%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 37th, by Jimmie Johnson in 2003.
  • Most laps led: 335, by Jim Paschal in 1967.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Kevin Harvick in 2011.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 160.316 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 195.624 mph by Denny Hamlin in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 54 in 1979.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .027 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 2005.
    • Most caution flags: 22 in 2005.

  • From 2008-2013 a typical Charlotte race had 26.0 lead changes, 8.8 cautions for 41.7 laps, and an average green-flag run of 31.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (41), Ford (28), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Buick (4), Plymouth (4), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (17), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (8), Petty Enterprises (8), Jack Roush (8), Holman-Moody (7), Richard Childress (7), Wood Brothers (6), Robert Yates (5), all others (43).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Charlotte races without a:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Michael Waltrip (49 races) Ricky Rudd (61 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (26) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (14) Jimmy Means (29)
    Pole: Terry Labonte (57) Terry Labonte (57)
    Lap led: David Stremme (12) Buddy Arrington (39)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland (14) Buddy Arrington (39)


  • Top career marks at Charlotte:
  •  Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte, Mark Martin (57) Richard Petty (64)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (6) B. Allison, J. Johnson, D. Waltrip (6)
    Top 5s: Mark Martin (18) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (23)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (24) Richard Petty (31)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (9) David Pearson (14)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (18,737) Ricky Rudd (20,294)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,439) Bobby Allison (2,339)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (30) Mark Martin (30)


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

    1. Joey Logano (9.6)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (11.9)
    3. Kasey Kahne (11.9)
    4. Carl Edwards (11.9)
    5. Denny Hamlin (13.5)
    6. Tony Stewart (13.8)
    7. Matt Kenseth (14.2)
    8. Bobby Labonte (15.7)
    9. Jeff Burton (15.8)
    10. Clint Bowyer (15.8)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (37.5)
    2. Mike Bliss (33.3)
    3. Landon Cassill (31.0)
    4. Scott Speed (30.7)
    5. Tony Raines (30.7)
    6. Johnny Sauter (30.0)
    7. Travis Kvapil (29.0)
    8. David Gilliland (28.7)
    9. J.J. Yeley (28.5)
    10. David Stremme (28.1)


    'Chase' drivers at Charlotte:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 28 2 7 14 0 9436 567 17.2 14.2 95.3
    Jimmie Johnson 24 6 11 15 3 8260 1439 7.5 11.9 110.0
    Kevin Harvick 25 2 3 8 0 8686 34 18.8 17.3 77.8
    Jeff Gordon 41 5 16 21 8 13638 679 10.5 16.2 87.1
    Kyle Busch 19 0 8 11 1 6244 858 14.6 16.5 107.2
    Greg Biffle 21 0 5 8 1 6724 437 17.8 17.1 92.1
    Kurt Busch 26 1 6 7 0 8412 503 21.0 19.1 84.1
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 0 5 11 1 9121 324 16.1 19.6 78.2
    Clint Bowyer 15 1 2 5 0 5324 115 16.1 15.8 81.7
    Joey Logano 9 0 3 6 0 3161 3 16.3 9.6 88.9
    Carl Edwards 17 0 5 10 0 6052 105 17.9 11.9 89.5
    Ryan Newman 25 0 4 9 9 7780 274 7.0 19.6 76.8
    Kasey Kahne 19 4 8 11 0 6637 968 10.3 11.9 100.5

    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 Charlotte: Denny Hamlin (93.3), Mark Martin (87.1), Tony Stewart (83.6), Brian Vickers (83.3), Jeff Burton (81.1), Brad Keselowski (80.4).