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Track facts for Bristol Motor Speedway:

Number of previous races: 117.
* First Cup race: July 30, 1961, won by Jack Smith.
* Last Cup race: April 7, 2019, won by Kyle Busch.
* Won from pole: 25, last time by Kyle Busch in 2018.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 66 times in 117 races (56%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 91 times (78%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 6 times (5%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 38th, by Elliott Sadler in 2001.
* Most laps led: 500, by Cale Yarborough in 1973.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Fred Lorenzen in 1964. 

Track records:

* Fastest race: 104.589 mph by Charlie Glotzbach in 1971.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 131.713 mph by Chase Elliott in 2019.
* Most lead changes: 40 in 1991.
* Closest finish: Kyle Busch's .064 second margin over Jeff Burton in 2007.
* Most caution flags: 20 in 1989, 1997 and 2003.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Bristol race had 18.2 lead changes, 10.4 cautions for 84.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 36.8 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 45, Ford 37, Toyota 11, Pontiac 8, Dodge 8, Buick 4, Plymouth 3, Oldsmobile 1.
* Most victories by owner: Junior Johnson-Richard Howard 21, Joe Gibbs 12, Roger Penske 12, Jack Roush 11, Rick Hendrick 11, Holman-Moody 9, Richard Childress 9, Petty Enterprises 4.


Driver Notes:

* The most Bristol races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Ryan Newman (35 races) Ricky Rudd (58 races)
Top 5: Casey Mears (28) Buddy Arrington, Joe Nemechek (36)
Top 10: Michael McDowell, Reed Sorenson (18) Joe Nemechek (36)
Pole: Jamie McMurray (32) Dave Marcis (54)
Lap led: Michael McDowell, Reed Sorenson (18) J.D. McDuffie (39)
Lead-lap finish: Michael McDowell (18) Dave Marcis (54)

 

* Top career marks at Bristol:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (37) Richard Petty (60)
Wins: Kyle Busch (8) Darrell Waltrip (12)
Top 5s: Three drivers (12) Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip (26)
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (21) Richard Petty (37)
Poles: Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman (3) Cale Yarborough, Mark Martin (9)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (18,157) Terry Labonte (26,026)
Laps led: Kyle Busch (2,304) Cale Yarborough (4,305)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (27) Jeff Gordon (31)

Best average finish among active drivers at Bristol (3 or more starts):
1. Chase Elliott (12.4)
2. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (13.0)
3. Jimmie Johnson (13.1)
4. Kevin Harvick (13.2)
5. Kyle Busch (13.8)
6. Daniel Suarez (14.0)
7. Kurt Busch (14.3)
8. Clint Bowyer (14.3)
9. Erik Jones (14.8)
10. Denny Hamlin (14.9)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Bristol (3 or more starts):
1. Ryan Truex (40.3)
2. Stanton Barrett (38.2)
3. Timmy Hill (36.4)
4. Gray Gaulding (33.4)
5. Jeffrey Earnhardt (32.0)
6. Michael McDowell (31.5)
7. Ross Chastain (31.3)
8. J.J. Yeley (30.0)
9. Reed Sorenson (29.6)
10. Landon Cassill (29.5)

 Current top-10 drivers at Bristol:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 28 8 11 16 2 13,243 2,304 15.0 13.8 101.9
Joey Logano 21 2 6 10 1 10,415 764 8.2 15.0 92.1
Kevin Harvick 37 2 12 19 1 18,157 884 16.9 13.2 96.0
Denny Hamlin 27 1 8 13 3 12,833 618 14.0 14.9 90.8
Martin Truex, Jr. 27 0 2 3 0 13,102 230 16.5 20.9 82.3
Brad Keselowski 19 2 4 5 0 9,280 606 10.3 18.1 86.4
Chase Elliott 7 0 2 3 1 3,472 166 7.1 12.4 92.1
Kurt Busch 37 6 12 19 1 17,679 1,086 17.2 14.3 91.5
Ryan Blaney 8 0 1 3 0 3,502 379 8.9 19.6 89.9
Alex Bowman 7 0 1 2 0 3,481 0 25.7 21.7 64.6

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 Bristol: Kyle Larson (97.1), Erik Jones (95.3), Jimmie Johnson (93.6), Ryan Newman (85.3), Clint Bowyer (82.9).

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