2019 Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International SpeedwayFireKeepers Casino 400Fact Sheet

Track facts for Michigan International Speedway:

• Number of previous races: 99.
• First Cup race: June 15, 1969, won by Cale Yarborough.
• Last Cup race: August 12, 2018, won by Kevin Harvick.
• Won from pole: 20, last time by Kyle Larson in 2017.
• Won from top-5 starting position: 58 times in 99 races (59%).
• Won from top-10 starting position: 74 times (75%).
• Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (7%).
• Worst starting spot for race winner: 32nd, by Mark Martin in 2009.
• Most laps led: 162, by Rusty Wallace in 1989.
• Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Mark Martin in 2009.

 

Track records:

o Fastest race: 173.997 mph by Dale Jarrett in 1999.
o Fastest qualifying speed: 206.558 mph by Jeff Gordon in 2014.
o Most lead changes: 65 in 1981.
o Closest finish: Jeff Gordon's .085 second margin over Ricky Rudd in 2001.
o Most caution flags: 10 in 2006.
• From 2014-2018 a typical Michigan race had 16.0 lead changes, 7.1 cautions for 33.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 19.0 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

• Victories by manufacturer: Ford 37, Chevrolet 26, Mercury 12, Dodge 9, Toyota 5, Buick 4, Pontiac 4, Oldsmobile 2.
• Most victories by owner: Jack Roush 13, Wood Brothers 11, Joe Gibbs 8, Rick Hendrick 8, Roger Penske 8, Harry Melling 7, Robert Yates 6, Harry Ranier 5, Chip Ganassi 4, Junior Johnson 4, Petty Enterprises 4.

Driver Notes:
* The most Michigan races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Jamie McMurray (32 races) Dave Marcis (56 races)
Top 5: Landon Cassill (17) Ken Schrader (48)
Top 10: Landon Cassill (17) Jimmy Means (32)
Pole: Jimmie Johnson (34) Ricky Rudd (60)
Lap led: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (12) Cecil Gordon (24)
Lead-lap finish: Matt DiBenedetto (8) J.D. McDuffie (33)

 

* Top career marks at Michigan:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (36) Bill Elliott (61)
Wins: Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson (3) David Pearson (9)
Top 5s: Kevin Harvick (12) Cale Yarborough (21)
Top 10s: Kevin Harvick (17) Mark Martin (31)
Poles: Kurt Busch, Joey Logano (3) David Pearson (10)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (6,932) Bill Elliott (11,212)
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (700) Cale Yarborough (1,308)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (31) Mark Martin (37)

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Michigan (3 or more starts):
1. Chase Elliott (5.3)
2. Erik Jones (11.0)
3. Brad Keselowski (11.9)
4. Kevin Harvick (12.1)
5. Joey Logano (12.5)
6. Kyle Larson (13.2)
7. Denny Hamlin (14.4)
8. Ryan Blaney (15.2)
9. Martin Truex, Jr. (15.5)
10. Austin Dillon (15.5)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Michigan (3 or more starts):
1. Jeffrey Earnhardt (36.6)
2. Timmy Hill (36.0)
3. J.J. Yeley (35.9)
4. B.J. McLeod (34.7)
5. Michael McDowell (33.3)
6. Corey LaJoie (32.0)
7. Matt DiBenedetto (31.1)
8. Landon Cassill (29.8)
9. Alex Bowman (29.0)
10. Reed Sorenson (28.6) 

 Current top-10 drivers at Michigan:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 28 1 6 10 0 4,872 255 12.6 18.4 89.2
Joey Logano 20 2 5 14 3 3,730 357 10.7 12.5 96.3
Chase Elliott 6 0 3 6 0 1,135 66 10.7 5.3 104.5
Kevin Harvick 36 2 12 17 1 6,932 480 15.0 12.1 98.1
Brad Keselowski 19 0 6 10 1 3,673 180 14.8 11.9 96.1
Martin Truex, Jr. 26 0 6 9 0 4,974 231 13.7 15.5 86.9
Denny Hamlin 26 2 7 12 1 4,907 187 12.3 14.4 90.3
Kurt Busch 36 3 6 13 3 5,235 494 12.6 18.6 91.1
Ryan Blaney 8 0 2 3 0 1,470 15 8.9 15.2 92.7
Alex Bowman 7 0 0 0 0 1,176 0 24.4 29.0 52.8

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 Michigan: Kyle Larson (97.0), Jimmie Johnson (95.5), Erik Jones (87.0), Clint Bowyer (81.9).