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Track facts for Martinsville Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 129.
  • First Sprint Cup race: September 25, 1949, won by Red Byron.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: April 7, 2013, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 21, most recently by Jimmie Johnson in 2013.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 69 times in 125 races (55%). Starting position of the race winner is unknown for 4 races.
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 94 times (75%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (4%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Kurt Busch in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 493, by Fred Lorenzen in 1964.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 4, by John Andretti in 1999.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 82.223 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1996.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 98.400 mph by Jimmie Johnson in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 31 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .065 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2007.
    • Most caution flags: 21 in 2007.

  • From 2008-2013 a typical Martinsville race had 20.3 lead changes, 13.1 cautions for 78.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 30.1 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (51), Ford (26), Plymouth (12), Dodge (10), Oldsmobile (8), Pontiac (8), Toyota (4), Buick (3), Chrysler (3), Hudson (2), Mercury (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (20), Petty Enterprises (19), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (13), Holman-Moody (7), Joe Gibbs (7), Richard Childress (7), Roger Penske (6), all others (50).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Martinsville races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader (53 races) Kyle Petty (54 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (36) J.D. McDuffie (40)
    Top 10: Dave Blaney (25) Dave Blaney (25)
    Pole: Ken Schrader (53) Ken Schrader (53)
    Lap led: David Ragan (14) Buddy Arrington (41)
    Lead-lap finish: J.J. Yeley (10) Buddy Arrington (41)


  • Top career marks at Martinsville:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader (53) Richard Petty (67)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (8) Richard Petty (15)
    Top 5s: Jeff Gordon (26) Richard Petty (30)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (33) Richard Petty (37)
    Poles: Jeff Gordon (7) Darrell Waltrip (8)
    Laps: Ken Schrader (24,474) Richard Petty (27,891)
    Laps led: Jeff Gordon (3,515) Cale Yarborough (3,733)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (32) Jeff Gordon (32)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (5.3)
    2. Jeff Gordon (7.0)
    3. Denny Hamlin (8.2)
    4. Brad Keselowski (11.3)
    5. Clint Bowyer (13.2)
    6. Mark Martin (13.3)
    7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.4)
    8. Tony Stewart (13.8)
    9. Terry Labonte (14.0)
    10. Ryan Newman (14.3)


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

    1. Josh Wise (38.0)
    2. Michael McDowell (37.9)
    3. Scott Speed (33.9)
    4. Johnny Sauter (33.0)
    5. David Stremme (32.8)
    6. J.J. Yeley (32.7)
    7. Landon Cassill (31.8)
    8. Dave Blaney (31.3)
    9. Reed Sorenson (30.9)
    10. David Gilliland (30.9)


    'Chase' drivers at Martinsville:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 23 8 16 20 3 11480 2327 11.4 5.3 123.7
    Matt Kenseth 27 0 3 8 0 13401 169 21.2 15.8 80.5
    Kevin Harvick 24 1 3 10 0 11736 363 13.7 16.6 93.4
    Kyle Busch 17 0 8 9 0 8184 453 13.7 16.1 96.6
    Jeff Gordon 41 7 26 33 7 20269 3515 7.2 7.0 120.6
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 27 0 10 14 0 13377 868 13.8 13.4 98.8
    Greg Biffle 21 0 0 4 0 10304 21 20.3 20.8 69.2
    Clint Bowyer 15 0 3 9 0 7389 247 16.3 13.2 91.8
    Kurt Busch 26 1 2 4 1 12663 377 19.8 21.7 77.0
    Carl Edwards 18 0 1 5 0 8851 31 17.6 16.1 80.6
    Ryan Newman 23 1 7 11 3 11165 194 9.1 14.3 88.5
    Joey Logano 9 0 1 2 0 4514 0 14.9 16.1 77.1
    Kasey Kahne 19 0 3 4 1 8824 31 18.5 19.8 78.1

    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 Martinsville: Denny Hamlin (111.5), Tony Stewart (98.5), Brad Keselowski (87.4), Jeff Burton (87.1), Mark Martin (85.7), Jamie McMurray (84.1).