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Duck Commander 500 Fact Sheet
Compiled by racing-reference.info

Track facts for Texas Motor Speedway:

   

  • Number of previous races: 26.
  • First Sprint Cup race: April 6, 1997, won by Jeff Burton.
  • Last Sprint Cup race: November 3, 2013, won by Jimmie Johnson.
  • Won from pole: 3, last time by Kyle Busch in 2013.
  • Won from top-5 starting position: 17 times in 26 races (65%).
  • Won from top-10 starting position: 20 times (77%).
  • Won from 21st or worse starting position: 4 times (15%).
  • Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Matt Kenseth in 2002.
  • Most laps led: 278, by Tony Stewart in 2006.
  • Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jeff Burton in 2007.

  • Track records:

    • Fastest race: 160.577 mph by Greg Biffle in 2012.
    • Fastest qualifying speed: 196.299 mph by Kyle Busch in 2013.
    • Most lead changes: 33 in 2010.
    • Closest finish: Elliott Sadler's .028 second margin over Kasey Kahne in 2004.
    • Most caution flags: 12 in 2000, 2006 and 2007.

  • From 2009-2013 a typical Texas race had 24.1 lead changes, 6.0 cautions for 29.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 43.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

  • Victories by manufacturer: Ford (11), Chevrolet (9), Dodge (3), Toyota (3).

  • Most victories by owner: Jack Roush (9), Rick Hendrick (5), Joe Gibbs (4), Roger Penske (2), Robert Yates (2), all others (4).

Driver Notes:

  • The most Texas races without a:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Win: Bobby Labonte (26 races)
    Top 5: Dave Blaney (22)
    Top 10: David Gilliland (15) Robby Gordon (16)
    Pole: Jeff Burton (26) Mark Martin (26)
    Lap led: A.J. Allmendinger (10) Scott Riggs (10)
    Lead-lap finish: David Gilliland (15) Robby Gordon (16)


  • Top career marks at Texas:

     Active DriversAll-Time
    Races: J. Burton, J. Gordon, B. Labonte (26) Mark Martin (26)
    Wins: Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson (3)
    Top 5s: Matt Kenseth (13)
    Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth (16)
    Poles: D. Earnhardt Jr., J. Gordon, B. Labonte, R. Newman, M. Truex Jr. (2)
    Laps: Jeff Burton (8,325)
    Laps led: Matt Kenseth (775)
    Lead-lap finishes: Matt Kenseth (19) Mark Martin (19)


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

    1. Matt Kenseth (8.3)
    2. Jimmie Johnson (8.7)
    3. Denny Hamlin (10.7)
    4. Kevin Harvick (12.3)
    5. Tony Stewart (13.1)
    6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (13.7)
    7. Kyle Busch (14.0)
    8. Martin Truex, Jr. (15.0)
    9. Greg Biffle (15.1)
    10. Kurt Busch (15.3)


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

    1. Michael McDowell (39.2)
    2. Josh Wise (37.0)
    3. J.J. Yeley (35.0)
    4. Reed Sorenson (32.5)
    5. Joe Nemechek (31.9)
    6. Landon Cassill (31.1)
    7. David Gilliland (29.2)
    8. Travis Kvapil (28.5)
    9. Dave Blaney (28.5)
    10. Danica Patrick (25.7)


    Current top-10 drivers at Texas:

    DriverRacesWinT5T10PoleLapsLedAvStAvFnRating
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 23 1 4 13 2 7493 448 11.3 13.7 93.8
    Matt Kenseth 23 2 13 16 0 7641 775 15.6 8.3 107.2
    Carl Edwards 18 3 6 8 1 5618 531 13.4 15.6 97.5
    Jeff Gordon 26 1 8 11 2 7650 599 12.2 17.8 90.6
    Jimmie Johnson 21 3 10 16 1 6821 698 8.5 8.7 106.4
    Kyle Busch 17 1 6 7 1 5603 694 13.9 14.0 101.6
    Brad Keselowski 11 0 1 3 0 3572 139 23.1 19.9 74.8
    Joey Logano 11 0 3 3 0 3577 32 17.1 20.0 72.0
    Austin Dillon 2 0 0 0 0 657 0 16.5 27.5 53.9
    Ryan Newman 21 1 3 5 2 6647 99 17.0 19.2 72.4

    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 Texas: Greg Biffle (101.8), Tony Stewart (99.1), Denny Hamlin (93.3), Clint Bowyer (92.3), Martin Truex, Jr. (89.1), Kurt Busch (88.0), Kevin Harvick (85.5), Kasey Kahne (85.0), Marcos Ambrose (81.7).