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Track facts for Talladega Superspeedway:

* Number of previous races: 100.
* First Cup race: September 14, 1969, won by Richard Brickhouse.
* Last Cup race: April 28, 2019, won by Chase Elliott.
* Won from pole: 13, most recently by Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in 2017.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 55 times in 100 races (55%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 71 times (71%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 8 times (8%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Jeff Gordon in 2000.
* Most laps led: 153, by Pete Hamilton in 1970.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jeff Gordon in 2007, Brad Keselowski in 2009 and Aric Almirola in 2018. 

Track records:

* Fastest race: 188.354 mph by Mark Martin in 1997.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 212.809 mph by Bill Elliott in 1987.
* Most lead changes: 88 in 2010 and 2011.
* Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .002 second margin over Clint Bowyer in 2011.
* Most caution flags: 11 in 2004 and 2017.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Talladega race had 31.4 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 29.5 laps, and an average green-flag run of 19.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (41), Ford (28), Mercury (7), Buick (6), Oldsmobile (6), Dodge (4), Plymouth (3), Toyota (3), Pontiac (2).
* Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (13), Richard Childress (12), Roger Penske (7), Dale Earnhardt Inc. (6), Harry Ranier (6), Junior Johnson (5), Bud Moore (5), Jack Roush (5), Wood Brothers (5). 

Driver Notes:
* The most Talladega races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Joe Nemechek (38 races) Ricky Rudd (59 races)
Top 5: Casey Mears (27) Jimmy Means (33)
Top 10: Michael McDowell (17) Dick Trickle (19)
Pole: Ryan Newman (35) Kyle Petty (53)
Lap led: Jeffrey Earnhardt (5) Tommy Gale (23)
Lead-lap finish: Timmy Hill (3) Buddy Arrington (30)

 

* Top career marks at Talladega:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Joe Nemechek (38) Dave Marcis, Terry Labonte (61)
Wins: Brad Keselowski (5) Dale Earnhardt (10)
Top 5s: Ku. Busch, J. Logano, J. McMurray (8) Dale Earnhardt (23)
Top 10s: Kurt Busch (20) Dale Earnhardt (27)
Poles: Joe Nemechek (4) Bill Elliott (8)
Laps: Kurt Busch (6,735) Michael Waltrip (10,181)
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (470) Dale Earnhardt (1,377)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (26) Jeff Gordon (33)

Best average finish among active drivers at Talladega (3 or more starts):
1. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (11.8)
2. Chase Eliott (14.0)
3. Ty Dillon (14.2)
4. Daniel Suarez (14.4)
5. Kurt Busch (15.2)
6. Brad Keselowski (15.6)
7. Aric Almirola (15.9)
8. Clint Bowyer (16.1)
9. Kevin Harvick (16.1)
10. Joey Logano (16.4)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Talladega (3 or more starts):
1. Timmy Hill (39.7)
2. Jeffrey Earnhardt (31.8)
3. Michael McDowell (31.1)
4. D.J. Kennington (29.0)
5. J.J. Yeley (28.3)
6. Matt DiBenedetto (27.8)
7. Joe Nemechek (27.1)
8. Erik Jones (27.0)
9. Reed Sorenson (26.6)
10. Landon Cassill (25.2)

 Current top-10 drivers at Talladega:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Martin Truex, Jr. 29 0 2 8 1 4,954 63 18.9 21.3 78.2
Denny Hamlin 27 1 6 10 0 4,765 302 17.2 18.3 83.2
Kyle Busch 28 1 6 8 0 4,902 238 19.9 20.3 81.8
Kevin Harvick 37 1 7 15 2 6,586 260 20.6 16.1 80.9
Kyle Larson 11 0 0 2 0 1,818 10 23.1 20.6 79.0
Brad Keselowski 21 5 7 11 0 3,854 271 12.8 15.6 88.9
Alex Bowman 8 0 1 2 0 1,429 33 20.9 24.9 70.6
William Byron 3 0 0 0 0 546 19 16.7 23.3 80.5
Joey Logano 21 3 8 10 0 3,880 303 18.7 16.4 89.8
Clint Bowyer 27 2 7 13 0 4,657 110 18.8 16.1 76.2
Chase Elliott 7 1 3 3 1 1,298 107 5.1 14.0 93.4
Ryan Blaney 10 0 1 2 0 1,752 55 12.4 20.8 86.7

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 Talladega: Kurt Busch (90.5), Jimmie Johnson (87.1), Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (83.5), Aric Almirola (80.2).

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