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Track facts for Phoenix International Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 34.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 6, 1988, won by Alan Kulwicki.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: March 13, 2013, won by Carl Edwards.
  • Won from pole: 4, most recently by Carl Edwards in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 34 races (32%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 15 times (44%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (9%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 29th, by Ricky Rudd in 1995.
  • Most laps led: 262, by Dale Earnhardt in 1990.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 10, by Kevin Harvick in 2006.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 118.102 mph by Tony Stewart in 1999.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 138.766 mph by Kyle Busch in 2012.
    • Most lead changes: 28 in 2011.
    • Closest finish: Ryan Newman's .130 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2010.
    • Most caution flags: 11 in 2004.

  • From 2008-2013 a typical Phoenix race had 15.0 lead changes, 7.4 cautions for 38.5 laps, and an average green-flag run of 33.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (16), Ford (14), Pontiac (2), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (9), Jack Roush (7), Richard Childress (4), Robert Yates (3), all others (11).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Phoenix races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (29 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (26)
    Top 10: Casey Mears (18)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (28)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (18) Robby Gordon (20)
    Lead-lap finish: Mike Bliss (10) Mike Bliss, Dave Marcis (10)


  • Top career marks at Phoenix:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Mark Martin (33)
    Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (13)
    Top 10s: Mark Martin (21)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (4)
    Laps: Mark Martin (10,165)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (932)
    Lead-lap finishes: Mark Martin (29)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (6.4)
    2. Mark Martin (9.4)
    3. Denny Hamlin (9.8)
    4. Jeff Gordon (11.4)
    5. Carl Edwards (11.8)
    6. Tony Stewart (12.0)
    7. Jeff Burton (12.7)
    8. Kevin Harvick (12.9)
    9. Kyle Busch (13.9)
    10. Greg Biffle (13.9)
    11. Kurt Busch (13.9)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (40.0)
    2. Josh Wise (36.7)
    3. Scott Speed (34.7)
    4. Mike Bliss (34.1)
    5. Brendan Gaughan (33.3)
    6. Landon Cassill (33.2)
    7. Scott Riggs (32.1)
    8. Tony Raines (29.8)
    9. David Gilliland (29.7)
    10. Joe Nemechek (28.9)


    'Chase' drivers at Phoenix:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Jimmie Johnson 20 4 13 16 1 6282 932 12.5 6.4 116.4
    Matt Kenseth 22 1 5 9 1 6382 212 20.1 17.2 87.0
    Kevin Harvick 21 3 6 10 0 6611 420 18.5 12.9 99.0
    Kyle Busch 17 1 3 10 2 5184 509 13.1 13.9 97.5
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 22 2 5 9 0 6461 507 17.8 17.6 82.6
    Jeff Gordon 29 2 10 20 3 8889 389 10.9 11.4 98.8
    Clint Bowyer 16 0 2 6 0 4995 21 18.9 16.9 81.3
    Greg Biffle 19 0 5 7 0 5860 388 14.4 13.9 91.9
    Joey Logano 9 0 1 3 0 2775 0 17.9 18.0 76.6
    Kurt Busch 21 1 4 11 0 6614 750 13.6 13.9 97.7
    Carl Edwards 18 2 7 11 3 5407 350 11.9 11.8 100.6
    Ryan Newman 22 1 8 8 4 6276 176 12.4 19.0 86.8
    Kasey Kahne 18 1 3 6 0 5347 14 11.6 19.1 77.9

    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 Phoenix: Denny Hamlin (100.3), Tony Stewart (99.2), Mark Martin (97.5), Jeff Burton (85.0), Martin Truex, Jr. (83.2), Brad Keselowski (83.2), A.J. Allmendinger (82.1), Juan Pablo Montoya (80.1).