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Track facts for Talladega Superpeedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 88.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 14, 1969, won by Richard Brickhouse.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: May 5, 2013, won by David Ragan.
  • Won from pole: 13, most recently by Jeff Gordon in 2007.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 51 times in 88 races (58%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 62 times (70%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (8%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Jeff Gordon in 2000.
  • Most laps led: 153, by Pete Hamilton in 1970.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jeff Gordon in 2007 and Brad Keselowski in 2009.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 188.354 mph by Mark Martin in 1997.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 212.809 mph by Bill Elliott in 1987.
    • Most lead changes: 88 in 2010 and 2011.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .002 second margin over Clint Bowyer in 2011.
    • Most caution flags: 11 in 2004.

  • From 2008-2013 a typical Talladega race had 62.4 lead changes, 7.0 cautions for 27.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 20.4 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (38), Ford (20), Mercury (7), Buick (6), Oldsmobile (6), Dodge (4), Plymouth (3), Pontiac (2), Toyota (2).

  • Most victories by owner: Richard Childress (12), Rick Hendrick (11), Dale Earnhardt Inc. (6), Harry Ranier (6), Junior Johnson (5), Bud Moore (5), Wood Brothers (5).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Talladega races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Jeff Burton (39 races) Ricky Rudd (59 races)
    Top 5: Casey Mears (20) Jimmy Means (33)
    Top 10: A.J. Allmendinger (8) Dick Trickle (19)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (39) Kyle Petty (53)
    Lap led: Michael McDowell (6) Tommy Gale (23)
    Lead-lap finish: Boris Said (2) Buddy Arrington (30)


  • Top career marks at Talladega:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte (58) Dave Marcis (61)
    Wins: Jeff Gordon (6) Dale Earnhardt (10)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (15) Dale Earnhardt (23)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (24) Dale Earnhardt (27)
    Poles: Joe Nemechek (4) Bill Elliott (8)
    Laps: Terry Labonte (9,121) Dave Marcis (9,774)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (840) Dale Earnhardt (1,377)
    Lead-lap finishes: Terry Labonte (30) Terry Labonte (30)


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

    1. Brad Keselowski (12.6)
    2. David Ragan (14.8)
    3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (15.1)
    4. Mark Martin (15.9)
    5. Tony Stewart (16.1)
    6. Clint Bowyer (16.3)
    7. Jeff Gordon (16.3)
    8. Kevin Harvick (16.4)
    9. Kurt Busch (16.7)
    10. Scott Speed (17.0)


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

    1. Josh Wise (34.7)
    2. Michael McDowell (32.7)
    3. Max Papis (29.0)
    4. Sam Hornish, Jr. (28.7)
    5. Joe Nemechek (26.6)
    6. Landon Cassill (26.6)
    7. J.J. Yeley (26.0)
    8. David Stremme (25.8)
    9. A.J. Allmendinger (25.8)
    10. Dave Blaney (25.6)


    'Chase' drivers at Talladega:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Matt Kenseth 27 1 5 9 0 4823 436 20.9 17.6 92.1
    Jimmie Johnson 23 2 6 10 1 4098 250 10.1 17.1 83.1
    Kevin Harvick 25 1 6 10 1 4493 156 22.0 16.4 76.9
    Jeff Gordon 41 6 15 19 3 7041 840 11.4 16.3 81.8
    Kyle Busch 17 1 3 4 0 2874 146 20.4 22.9 79.9
    Greg Biffle 21 0 2 5 0 3683 60 16.3 19.9 73.7
    Kurt Busch 25 0 6 13 0 4484 145 21.2 16.7 86.8
    Clint Bowyer 15 2 4 7 0 2437 96 18.8 16.3 78.9
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 5 9 13 0 4738 737 15.4 15.1 89.9
    Carl Edwards 18 0 2 5 0 3050 30 14.1 20.8 67.3
    Joey Logano 9 0 2 4 0 1645 24 22.0 20.0 79.0
    Ryan Newman 23 0 4 8 0 3651 67 13.3 22.2 70.7
    Kasey Kahne 19 0 3 4 1 3048 49 22.8 21.5 71.2

    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 Talladega: Jeff Burton (89.3), Brian Vickers (87.3), Brad Keselowski (85.6), David Ragan (85.0), Aric Almirola (83.9), Denny Hamlin (81.6), Jamie McMurray (81.4), Tony Stewart (80.8), Elliott Sadler (80.4).