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Track facts for Texas Motor Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 37.
* First Cup race: April 6, 1997, won by Jeff Burton.
* Last Cup race: March 31, 2019, won by Denny Hamlin.
* Won from pole: 3, last time by Kyle Busch in 2013.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 22 times in 37 races (59%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 29 times (78%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (14%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Matt Kenseth in 2002.
* Most laps led: 312, by Brad Keselowski in 2015.
* 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: 200.915 mph by Kurt Busch in 2017.
* Most lead changes: 33 in 2010.
* Closest finish: Elliott Sadler's .028 second margin over Kasey Kahne in 2004.
* Most caution flags: 13 in 2014.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Texas race had 19.5 lead changes, 8.1 cautions for 42.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 31.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:
* Victories by manufacturer: Ford (14), Chevrolet (13), Toyota (7), Dodge (3).
* Victories by owner: Jack Roush (9), Rick Hendrick (9), Joe Gibbs (8), Roger Penske (3), Stewart Haas Racing (3), Robert Yates (2), Richard Childress (1), DEI (1), Ray Evernham (1).

Driver Notes:
* The most Texas races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Jamie McMurray (30 races) Jamie McMurray (30 races)
Top 5: David Ragan (25) David Ragan (25)
Top 10: Reed Sorenson (20) Reed Sorenson (20)
Pole: Jamie McMurray (30) Jamie McMurray (30)
Lap led: Landon Cassill (18) A.J. Allmendinger (20)
Lead-lap finish: Landon Cassill (18) Landon Cassill (18)

 

* Top career marks at Texas:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (33)  
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (7)  
Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (16)  
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (22)  
Poles: Kurt Busch (3)  
Laps: Kurt Busch (10,850)  
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,112)  
Lead-lap finishes: Jimmie Johnson (26) Matt Kenseth (26)


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

1. Chase Elliott (8.0)
2. Erik Jones (9.3)
3. Jimmie Johnson (9.7)
4. William Byron (10.7)
5. Kevin Harvick (10.7)
6. Kyle Busch (11.7)
7. Denny Hamlin (13.2)
8. Martin Truex, Jr. (13.8)
9. Kurt Busch (14.4)
10. Joey Logano (14.5)

Worst average finish among active drivers at { } (3 or more starts):

1. Timmy Hill (37.8)
2. Joey Gase (35.5)
3. Jeffrey Earnhardt (35.5)
4. Corey LaJoie (34.8)
5. J.J. Yeley (34.7)
6. Reed Sorenson (32.9)
7. Joe Nemechek (31.9)
8. Michael McDowell (31.7)
9. Gray Gaulding (31.3)
10. Landon Cassill (30.4)

 Current top-10 drivers at Texas:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Martin Truex, Jr. 28 0 4 15 2 8,805 605 14.6 13.8 94.1
Denny Hamlin 27 3 7 13 0 8,797 277 14.1 13.2 89.2
Kyle Busch 27 3 12 14 1 8,917 930 14.4 11.7 102.2
Joey Logano 22 1 9 11 0 7,159 438 13.0 14.5 88.5
Kevin Harvick 33 2 10 21 1 10,682 495 16.2 10.7 95.9
Ryan Blaney 9 0 2 3 1 2,284 233 9.0 20.9 87.0
Kyle Larson 12 0 3 4 0 3,509 74 16.9 20.4 83.2
Chase Elliott 7 0 2 5 0 2,299 44 17.3 8.0 97.3

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: Jimmie Johnson (103.0), Erik Jones (91.8), Kurt Busch (90.0), Brad Keselowski (87.8), William Byron (85.6), Clint Bowyer (84.5).

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