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Track facts for Phoenix International Raceway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 35.
  • First Sprint Cup race: November 6, 1988, won by Alan Kulwicki.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: November 10, 2013, won by Kevin Harvick.
  • Won from pole: 4, most recently by Carl Edwards in 2010.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 11 times in 35 races (31%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 16 times (46%).
  • 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: 139.222 mph by Jimmie Johnson in 2013.
    • 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 2009-2013 a typical Phoenix race had 16.9 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 37.6 laps, and an average green-flag run of 34.8 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (17), Ford (14), Pontiac (2), Toyota (2).

  • Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (9), Jack Roush (7), Richard Childress (5), Robert Yates (3), all others (11).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Phoenix races without a:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (30 races)
    Top 5: Joe Nemechek (27)
    Top 10: Casey Mears (19)
    Pole: Joe Nemechek (27)
    Lap led: Casey Mears (19) Robby Gordon (20)
    Lead-lap finish: Michael McDowell (8) Mike Bliss, Dave Marcis (10)


  • Top career marks at Phoenix:
     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte (30)
    Wins: Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson (4)
    Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (14)
    Top 10s: Jeff Gordon (20) Mark Martin (21)
    Poles: Ryan Newman (4)
    Laps: Jeff Gordon (9,201) Mark Martin (10,165)
    Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (933)
    Lead-lap finishes: Jeff Gordon (22) Mark Martin (29)


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

    1. Jimmie Johnson (6.3)
    2. Denny Hamlin (10.9)
    3. Jeff Gordon (11.5)
    4. Tony Stewart (12.0)
    5. Carl Edwards (12.3)
    6. Kevin Harvick (12.3)
    7. Kyle Busch (13.5)
    8. Kurt Busch (13.5)
    9. Greg Biffle (13.8)
    10. A.J. Allmendinger (15.7)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (39.0)
    2. Josh Wise (36.5)
    3. Landon Cassill (34.4)
    4. Danica Patrick (29.7)
    5. David Gilliland (29.3)
    6. Joe Nemechek (29.3)
    7. Dave Blaney (28.6)
    8. David Ragan (28.5)
    9. Reed Sorenson (27.9)
    10. Casey Mears (26.2)


    Current top-10 drivers at Phoenix:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 23 2 6 10 0 6773 509 17.5 17.0 84.0
    Denny Hamlin 17 1 8 9 1 5356 417 11.9 10.9 98.1
    Brad Keselowski 9 0 2 3 0 2556 60 18.2 17.1 85.7
    Jeff Gordon 30 2 10 20 3 9201 438 10.7 11.5 99.4
    Jimmie Johnson 21 4 14 17 2 6594 933 12.0 6.3 116.7
    Matt Kenseth 23 1 5 9 1 6693 212 19.9 17.4 86.1
    Greg Biffle 20 0 5 7 0 6172 389 14.6 13.8 91.5
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 2 0 0 0 0 628 0 19.5 14.0 72.9
    Austin Dillon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Joey Logano 10 0 1 4 0 3087 33 16.4 17.1 79.7

    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: Kevin Harvick (101.3), Tony Stewart (99.2), Kurt Busch (98.0), Kyle Busch (97.4), Ryan Newman (87.1), Martin Truex, Jr. (83.9), A.J. Allmendinger (82.1), Clint Bowyer (81.2), Kasey Kahne (80.4).