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Track facts for Charlotte Motor Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 119.
* First Cup race: June 19, 1960, won by Joe Lee Johnson.
* Last Cup race: May 27, 2018, won by Kyle Busch.
* Won from pole: 17, last time by Kyle Busch in 2018.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 67 times in 119 races (56%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 89 times (75%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 10 times (8%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 37th, by Jimmie Johnson in 2003.
* Most laps led: 392, by Martin Truex, Jr. in 2016.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 2, by Kevin Harvick in 2011 and Austin Dillon in 2017. 

Track records:
* Fastest race: 160.655 mph by Martin Truex, Jr. in 2016.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 197.390 mph by Kyle Busch in 2014.
* Most lead changes: 54 in 1979.
* Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .027 second margin over Bobby Labonte in 2005.
* Most caution flags: 22 in 2005.
* From 2014-2018 a typical Charlotte race had 19.3 lead changes, 8.3 cautions for 43.0 laps, and an average green-flag run of 35.1 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:
* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (45), Ford (30), Dodge (15), Pontiac (8), Mercury (7), Toyota (6), Buick (4), Plymouth (4).
* Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (19), Richard Childress (8), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (8), Petty Enterprises (8), Jack Roush (8), Holman-Moody (7), Wood Brothers (6), Joe Gibbs (6), Robert Yates (5).

Driver Notes:
* The most Charlotte races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Ryan Newman (35 races) Ricky Rudd (61 races)
Top 5: Paul Menard (23) Buddy Arrington (39)
Top 10: Michael McDowell (18) Jimmy Means (29)
Pole: Kurt Busch (36) Terry Labonte (57)
Lap led: Three drivers (7) Buddy Arrington (39)
Lead-lap finish: Timmy Hill (7) Buddy Arrington (39)

 

* Top career marks at Charlotte:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch (36) Richard Petty (64)
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (8) Jimmie Johnson (8)
Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (16) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (23)
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (21) Richard Petty (31)
Poles: Ryan Newman (9) David Pearson (14)
Laps: Kurt Busch (11,955) Ricky Rudd (20,294)
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,930) Bobby Allison (2,339)
Lead-lap finishes: Jimmie Johnson (25) Mark Martin (30)


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

1. Daniel Suarez (10.7)
2. Denny Hamlin (12.1)
3. Jimmie Johnson (12.3)
4. Joey Logano (13.1)
5. Erik Jones (14.3)
6. Brad Keselowski (14.4)
7. Martin Truex, Jr. (14.6)
8. Kyle Busch (15.0)
9. Kevin Harvick (15.5)
10. Jamie McMurray (15.6)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Charlotte (3 or more starts):
1. Jeffrey Earnhardt (33.0)
2. Timmy Hill (32.7)
3. Michael McDowell (32.2)
4. Gray Gaulding (31.3)
5. Matt DiBenedetto (31.0)
6. Corey LaJoie (30.2)
7. Landon Cassill (29.2)
8. Alex Bowman (28.2)
9. Reed Sorenson (27.4)
10. Ty Dillon (26.0)

 Current top-10 drivers at Charlotte:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Joey Logano 19 1 5 9 0 6,748 263 13.2 13.1 88.2
Kyle Busch 29 1 12 17 3 9,902 1,370 11.8 15.0 106.5
Kevin Harvick 35 3 8 16 2 11,863 528 16. 15.5 89.5
Chase Elliott 6 0 1 2 0 1,812 115 12.5 18.3 85.4
Brad Keselowski 18 1 4 8 1 6,143 219 15.2 14.4 86.3
Denny Hamlin 26 0 9 17 2 9,139 356 10.5 12.1 97.3
Martin Truex, Jr. 26 2 6 10 1 9,304 856 16.9 14.6 89.5
Kurt Busch 36 1 7 13 0 11,955 624 19.1 17.4 88.4
Clint Bowyer 25 1 2 5 0 8,747 119 17.2 17.3 78.7
Ryan Blaney 7 0 0 1 0 2,330 0 14.0 25.0 77.5

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 Charlotte: Jimmie Johnson (109.6), Kyle Larson (88.5), Erik Jones (81.4), Daniel Suarez (81.1), Jamie McMurray (80.8), Austin Dillon (80.3).