Overtons 400 at Chicagoland Speedway History

· Construction of the Chicagoland Speedway began in August 1999.
· The first NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicago was July 14, 2001 – won by Jimmie Johnson.
· The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was held on July 15, 2001 – won by Kevin Harvick.
· For seven seasons Chicagoland Speedway was the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs (2011 – 2017)
· There have been 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races held at Chicagoland Speedway, one race per season since the first event in 2001.

Starts
· 128 drivers have competed in at least one Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway; 99 in more than one.
· Three drivers have competed in all 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events at Chicagoland Speedway: Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, and Kevin Harvick.
· Eight drivers all-time have posted their first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Chicago; Ray Black Jr. (2017), Joey Gase (2014), Justin Allgaier (2013), Josh Wise (2011), Todd Kluever (2006), David Stremme (2005), Chad Blount (2004) and Johnny Sauter (2003).
· Jimmie Johnson leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Chicago with an 8.25 in 16 starts.

Poles
· A total of 12 different Monster Energy Series drivers have posted won Busch poles at Chicago, led by Jimmie Johnson with two (2005 and 2012).
· Todd Bodine won the inaugural MENCS Busch Pole Award at Chicago in 2001 with a speed of 183.717 mph.


Poles
· Youngest Chicago Monster Energy Series pole winner: Joey Logano (09/15/2013 – 23 years, 3 months, 22 days).
· Oldest Chicago Monster Energy Series pole winner: Matt Kenseth (09/19/2011 – 39 years, 6 months, 9 days).
· Three different manufacturers have won a MENCS Busch pole at Chicago led by Chevrolet with seven, followed by Ford (four) and Toyota (two).

Wins
· A total of 12 different Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Chicagoland Speedway.
· Tony Stewart leads the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Chicago with three victories (2004, 2007, 2011).
· Kevin Harvick (first two series events at the speedway; 2001 and 2002), Brad Keselowski (2012 and 2014) and Martin Truex Jr. (2016 and 2017) lead all active drivers in wins at Chicago with two each.
· Stewart, Harvick, Keselowski and Truex are the only four drivers all-time with multiple wins at Chicago.
· Kevin Harvick (2001, 2002) and Martin Truex Jr. (2016, 2017) are the only two drivers to post consecutive series wins at Chicagoland Speedway.
· Youngest Chicago MENCS winner: Kyle Busch (07/12/2008 – 23 years, 2 months, 10 days).
· Oldest Chicago MENCS winner: Mark Martin (07/11/2009 – 50 years, 6 months, 2 days).
· Only one of the 17 (5.9%) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Chicago have been won from the pole position. Kyle Busch accomplished the feat in 2008 - it is also the only win from the front row.
· The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Chicago is 32nd, by Kevin Harvick in 2002.
· Kyle Busch swept the weekend at Chicagoland Speedway winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Xfinity Series races in 2008 – the only time the feat has been accomplished at Chicago.

Monster Energy Series
Chicagoland Speedway Winners
Organizations
Wins
Joe Gibbs Racing
5
Team Penske
3
Furniture Row Racing
2
Hendrick Motorsports
2
Richard Childress Racing
2
Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
1
Michael Waltrip Racing
1
Stewart-Haas Racing
1


· A total of eight different organizations have won at Chicagoland Speedway in the Monster Energy Series, led by Joe Gibbs Racing with five victories: Tony Stewart (two), Kyle Busch (one), Matt Kenseth (one) and Denny Hamlin (one).
· Four different manufacturers have won in the MENCS at Chicago led by Chevrolet with eight victories; followed by Toyota with six, Dodge has two and Ford has one.
· Seven of the eight active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners at Chicagoland Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Kevin Harvick won at Chicago in his first two appearances (2001, 2002). Ryan Newman won in his second appearance (2003).
· Kurt Busch leads the series among active drivers with the most Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts at Chicago without visiting Victory Lane at 17.

Additional Finishing Position Stats
· A total of 11 different drivers have finished runner-up in the Monster Energy Series at Chicago, led by Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon with three each; followed by Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards with two each.
· A total of 32 different drivers have finished in the top-five at Chicago in the Monster Energy Series, led by Kevin Harvick with nine top fives; followed by Tony Stewart with eight, and Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon with seven each.
· A total of 46 different drivers have finished in the top-10 at Chicago in the Monster Energy Series, led by Jimmie Johnson with 11 top 10s; followed by Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart with 10 each.

 

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