O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas

O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Texas Motor Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 36
* First Cup race: April 6, 1997, won by Jeff Burton.
* Last Cup race: November 4, 2018, won by Kevin Harvick.
* Won from pole: 3, last time by Kyle Busch in 2013.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 22 times in 36 races (61%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 28 times (78%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 5 times (14%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 31st, by Matt Kenseth in 2002.
* Most laps led: 312, by Brad Keselowski in 2015.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 1, by Jeff Burton in 2007.

Track records:
* Fastest race: 160.577 mph by Greg Biffle in 2012.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 200.915 mph by Kurt Busch in 2017.
* Most lead changes: 33 in 2010.
* Closest finish: Elliott Sadler's .028 second margin over Kasey Kahne in 2004.
* Most caution flags: 13 in 2014.

* From 2014-2018 a typical Texas race had 18.9 lead changes, 8.4 cautions for 43.5 laps, and an average green-flag run of 30.6 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Ford (14), Chevrolet (13), Toyota (6), Dodge (3).
* Victories by owner: Jack Roush (9), Rick Hendrick (9), Joe Gibbs (7), Roger Penske (3), Stewart Haas Racing (3), Robert Yates (2), Richard Childress (1), DEI (1), Ray Evernham (1).

Driver Notes:
* The most Texas races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Jamie McMurray (30 races) Jamie McMurray (30)
Top 5: David Ragan (24) David Ragan (24)
Top 10: Reed Sorenson (19) David Gilliland, Reed Sorenson (19)
Pole: Jamie McMurray (30) Jamie McMurray (30)
Lap led: Landon Cassill (17) A.J. Allmendinger (20)
Lead-lap finish: Michael McDowell (18) David Gilliland (19) 

 

* Top career marks at Texas:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (32)  
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (7)   
Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (15)   
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (21)   
Poles: Kurt Busch (3)   
Laps: Kurt Busch (10,516)   
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (1,052)   
Lead-lap finishes: Jimmie Johnson (25) Matt Kenseth (26)


Best average finish among active drivers at Texas (3 or more starts):
1. Chase Elliott (7.2)
2. Jimmie Johnson (9.8)
3. Erik Jones (10.4)
4. Kevin Harvick (10.8)
5. Kyle Busch (11.8)
6. Denny Hamlin (13.7)
7. Maritn Truex, Jr. (13.9)
8. Joey Logano (14.3)
9. Kurt Busch (14.6)
10. Brad Keselowski (15.8)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Texas (3 or more starts):
1. Corey LaJoie (37.0)
2. Joey Gase (35.5)
3. Reed Sorenson (32.8)
4. Michael McDowell (32.7)
5. Matt DiBenedetto (30.4)
6. Landon Cassill (30.4)
7. Parker Kligerman (29.7)
8. Alex Bowman (29.0)
9. David Ragan (25.0)
10. Chris Buescher (22.9)

 Current top-10 drivers at Texas:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 26 3 12 13 1 8,583 864 14.3 11.8 101.3
Denny Hamlin 26 2 6 12 0 8,463 232 14.4 13.7 88.0
Kevin Harvick 32 2 10 20 1 10,348 495 15.9 10.8 96.3
Joey Logano 21 1 9 11 0 6,826 430 13.2 14.3 88.1
Brad Keselowski 21 0 5 8 1 6,729 639 15.7 15.8 89.2
Aric Almirola 16 0 0 2 0 5,148 0 18.9 19.8 68.0
Martin Truex, Jr. 27 0 4 15 2 8,471 595 14.4 13.9 94.6
Ryan Blaney 8 0 2 3 1 2,059 188 8.5 18.9 85.1
Chase Elliott 6 0 2 5 0 1,965 9 19.7 7.2 95.6
Kurt Busch 32 1 3 19 3 10,516 335 13.5 14.6 89.9

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 Texas: Jimmie Johnson (102.9), Erik Jones (93.1), Kyle Larson (86.1), Clint Bowyer (83.8).