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Track facts for Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 25.
* First race: August 6, 1994, won by Jeff Gordon.
* Last Sprint Cup race: September 10, 2018, won by Brad Keselowski.
* Won from pole: 4, last time by Kyle Busch in 2016.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 12 times in 25 races (48%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 16 times (64%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 3 times (12%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 27th, by Jeff Gordon in 2001.
* Most laps led: 149, by Kyle Busch in 2016.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 9, by Brad Keselowski in 2018. 

* Fastest race: 155.912 mph by Bobby Labonte in 2000.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 188.470 mph by Kevin Harvick in 2014.
* Most lead changes: 26 in 2008.
* Closest finish: Ricky Rudd's .183 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 1997.
* Most caution flags: 14 in 2017.
* From 2014-2018 a typical Indianapolis race had 11.8 lead changes, 9.0 cautions for 36.0 laps, and an average green-flag run of 12.8 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 17, Ford 4, Toyota 2, Dodge 1, Pontiac 1.
* Victories by owner: Rick Hendrick 10, Joe Gibbs 5, Richard Childress 3, Robert Yates 2, Ray Evernham 1, Ricky Rudd 1, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 1, Roger Penske 1, Stewart Haas Racing 1.

Driver Notes:
The most Indianapolis races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Kurt Busch (18) Jeff Burton, Mark Martin (20 races)
Top 5: Joe Nemechek (18) Joe Nemechek (18)
Top 10: Joe Nemechek (18) Joe Nemechek (18)
Pole: Kurt Busch (18) Bobby Labonte (21)
Lap led: J.J. Yeley (8) Ward Burton (12)
Lead-lap finish: Alex Bowman (3) Rich Bickle (5)

 

* Top career marks at Indianapolis:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Four drivers (18) Jeff Gordon (23)
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (4) Jeff Gordon (5)
Top 5s: Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson (6) Jeff Gordon (12)
Top 10s: Kevin Harvick (12) Jeff Gordon (17)
Poles: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick (2) Jeff Gordon (3)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (2,890) Jeff Gordon (3,519)
Laps led: Kyle Busch (324) Jeff Gordon (528)
Lead-lap finishes:   Kevin Harvick (17)

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Indianapolis (3 or more starts):
1. Kevin Harvick (9.4)
2. Kyle Busch (10.7)
3. Brad Keselowski (11.1)
4. Joey Logano (11.8)
5. Kyle Larson (12.6)
6. Denny Hamlin (12.8)
7. Clint Bowyer (14.2)
8. Jamie McMurray (14.5)
9. Jimmie Johnson (15.4)
10. Chris Buescher (16.0)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Indianapolis (3 or more starts):
1. Alex Bowman (38.7)
2. J.J. Yeley (35.1)
3. Timmy Hill (33.0)
4. Matt DiBenedetto (29.0)
5. Michael McDowell (28.9)
6. Joe Nemechek (28.2)
7. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (27.5)
8. Landon Cassill (27.3)
9. David Ragan (26.2)
10. Casey Mears (25.5)

 Current top-10 drivers at Indianapolis:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 14 2 5 11 2 2,156 324 15.1 10.7 106.7
Joey Logano 10 0 3 6 0 1,605 55 12.3 11.8 90.2
Denny Hamlin 13 0 5 7 1 2,083 112 12.4 12.8 94.1
Kevin Harvick 18 1 6 12 2 2,890 203 12.7 9.4 98.7
Martin Truex, Jr. 14 0 1 3 0 1,986 11 18.8 20.9 78.4
Brad Keselowski 9 1 2 5 0 1,461 108 11.8 11.1 91.6
Kurt Busch 18 0 1 6 0 2,681 22 15.1 18.8 79.0
Chase Elliott 4 0 0 0 0 537 0 17.5 21.8 68.8
Kyle Larson 5 0 1 3 0 808 5 12.4 12.6 98.6
Ryan Blaney 4 0 0 0 0 638 7 16.5 20.5 81.9

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 Indianapolis: Jimmie Johnson (101.3), Clint Bowyer (86.0), Jamie McMurray (80.6).

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