Federated AutoParts 400 at Richmond RacewayFederated Auto Parts 400 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Richmond Raceway:

* Number of previous races: 126.
* First Cup race: April 19, 1953, won by Lee Petty.
* Last Cup race: April 13, 2019, won by Martin Truex, Jr.
* Won from pole: 23, last time by Denny Hamlin in 2016.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 72 times in 125 races (58%). The starting position of one race winner is unknown.
* Won from top-10 starting position: 97 times (78%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 11 times (9%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Kyle Busch in 2018.
* Most laps led: 488, by Richard Petty in 1970.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Cotton Owens in 1959, Tom Pistone in 1959, and Lee Petty in 1953. 

Track records:

* Fastest race: 109.047 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1997.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 130.599 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2013.
* Most lead changes: 25 in 1991 and 1996.
* Closest finish: Jeff Burton's .051 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 1998.
* Most caution flags: 16 in 2016.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Richmond race had 14.9 lead changes, 7.4 cautions for 48.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 42.2 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 37, Ford 30, Dodge 17, Toyota 13, Pontiac 11, Plymouth 10, Buick 2, Chrysler 2, Oldsmobile 2, Thunderbird 2.
* Most victories by owner: Petty Enterprises 15, Joe Gibbs 15, Rick Hendrick 10, Richard Childress 9, Junior Johnson 8, Roger Penske 8, Bud Moore 7, DiGard 6, Robert Yates 6. 

Driver Notes:
* The most Richmond races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Jamie McMurray (32 races) Ken Schrader (48 races)
Top 5: Casey Mears (28) Michael Waltrip (45)
Top 10: Reed Sorenson (21) Kenny Wallace (24)
Pole: Joe Nemechek (42) Kyle Petty (54)
Lap led: David Ragan (25) Buddy Arrington (35)
Lead-lap finish: Jeffrey Earnhardt (6) J.D. McDuffie (39)

 

* Top career marks at Richmond:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Joe Nemechek (42) Richard Petty (63)
Wins: Kyle Busch (6) Richard Petty (13)
Top 5s: Kyle Busch (17) Richard Petty (34)
Top 10s: Kevin Harvick (24) Richard Petty (41)
Poles: Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick (3) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (8)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (14,704) Mark Martin (21,603)
Laps led: Denny Hamlin (1,659) Richard Petty (5,136)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (30) Mark Martin (36)

Best average finish among active drivers at Richmond (3 or more starts):
1. Kyle Busch (7.0)
2. Denny Hamlin (9.4)
3. Kevin Harvick (9.9)
4. Joey Logano (11.1)
5. Kyle Larson (12.2)
6. Ryan Newman (12.5)
7. Clint Bowyer (12.7)
8. Chase Elliott (12.8)
9. Daniel Suarez (12.8)
10. Brad Keselowski (13.2)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Richmond (3 or more starts):
1. Joey Gase (37.0)
2. Jeb Burton (36.0)
3. Ryan Truex (36.0)
4. Timmy Hill (35.7)
5. Gray Gaulding (35.2)
6. Jeffrey Earnhardt (35.2)
7. Michael McDowell (33.2)
8. Ross Chastain (30.3)
9. Matt DiBenedetto (30.3)
10. J.J. Yeley (30.2)

 Playoff drivers at Richmond:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Martin Truex, Jr. 27 1 4 10 1 10,488 909 13.5 18.5 89.7
Kevin Harvick 37 3 15 24 3 14,704 1,139 13.4 9.9 110.4
Joey Logano 21 2 9 12 2 8,307 334 9.9 11.1 91.9
Kyle Busch 28 6 17 21 1 11,228 1,284 12.4 7.0 110.2
Brad Keselowski 20 1 4 10 1 7,974 871 10.5 13.2 98.2
Chase Elliott 8 0 2 3 0 3,213 34 18.5 12.8 83.3
Denny Hamlin 26 3 12 16 3 10,412 1,659 10.2 934 107.2
Kyle Larson 11 1 2 4 0 4,138 73 8.6 12.2 88.7
William Byron 3 0 0 0 0 1,200 0 13.7 15.0 79.1
Ryan Blaney 7 0 0 0 0 2,658 0 14.9 26.7 58.8
Alex Bowman 7 0 0 0 0 2,776 1 23.1 26.0 55.5
Aric Almirola 15 0 2 5 0 6,011 1 21.8 16.0 76.7
Ryan Newman 35 1 7 19 1 13,858 483 13.6 12.5 88.1
Kurt Busch 37 2 7 15 0 14,596 904 15.7 15.3 95.3
Clint Bowyer 27 2 5 15 0 10,582 393 15.0 12.7 93.9
Erik Jones 5 0 0 1 0 1,610 0 16.0 16.4 71.0

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 Richmond: Jimmie Johnson (89.1). 

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