2019 Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International RacewayToyota Owners 400 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Richmond International Raceway:

* Number of previous races: 125
* First Cup race: April 19, 1953, won by Lee Petty.
* Last Cup race: September 22, 2018, won by Kyle Busch.
* Won from pole: 23, last time by Denny Hamlin in 2016
* Won from top-5 starting position: 71 times in 124 races (57%). The starting position of one race winner is unknown.
* Won from top-10 starting position: 96 times (77%)
* 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 2014-2018 a typical Richmond race had 15.6 lead changes, 7.6 cautions for 49.1 laps, and an average green-flag run of 41.0 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet 37, Ford 30, Dodge 17, Toyota 12, Pontiac 11, Plymouth 10, Buick 2, Chrysler 2, Oldsmobile 2, Thunderbird 2.
* Victories by owner: Petty Enterprises 15, Joe Gibbs 14, 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: Kurt Busch (36) Kyle Petty (54)
Lap led: David Ragan (24) Buddy Arrington (35)
Lead-lap finish: Gray Gaulding (4) J.D. McDuffie (39)

 

* Top career marks at Richmond:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick (36) Richard Petty (63)
Wins: Kyle Busch (6) Richard Petty (13)
Top 5s: Kyle Busch (17) Richard Petty (34)
Top 10s: Kevin Harvick (23) Richard Petty (41)
Poles: Denny Hamlin (3) Bobby Allison, Richard Petty (8)
Laps: Kevin Harvick (14,304) Mark Martin (21,603)
Laps led: Denny Hamlin (1,659) Richard Petty (5,136)
Lead-lap finishes: Kevin Harvick (29) Mark Martin (36)


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

1. Kyle Busch (6.9)
2. Denny Hamlin (9.6)
3. Kyle Larson (9.7)
4. Kevin Harvick (10.1)
5. Daniel Suarez (11.5)
6. Joey Logano (11.6)
7. Chase Elliott (12.4)
8. Ryan Newman (12.6)
9. Clint Bowyer (13.0)
10. Brad Keselowski (13.5)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Richmond (3 or more starts):

1. Ryan Truex (36.0)
2. Timmy Hill (35.7)
3. Gray Gaulding (35.2)
4. Michael McDowell (33.1)
5. Matt DiBenedetto (31.1)
6. Corey LaJoie (31.0)
7. Reed Sorenson (30.1)
8. Landon Cassill (29.6)
9. Alex Bowman (27.5)
10. Chris Buescher (27.2)

 Current top-10 drivers at Richmond:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 27 6 17 20 1 10,828 1,183 12.7 6.9 110.2
Denny Hamlin 25 3 11 15 3 10,012 1,659 9.4 9.6 107.9
Joey Logano 20 2 8 11 2 7,907 282 10.2 11.6 90.2
Kevin Harvick 36 3 14 23 2 14,304 1,109 13.7 10.1 110.0
Brad Keselowski 19 1 4 9 1 7,574 840 10.6 13.5 97.8
Ryan Blaney 6 0 0 0 0 2,260 0 13.7 27.0 59.7
Martin Truex, Jr. 26 0 3 9 1 10,088 723 13.8 19.2 87.8
Kurt Busch 36 2 7 15 0 14,196 904 16.1 15.4 95.3
Aric Almirola 14 0 2 5 0 5,613 1 21.1 15.5 77.6
Chase Elliott 7 0 2 3 0 2,813 34 16.6 12.4 85.6

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: Clint Bowyer (93.1), Kyle Larson (92.6), Jimmie Johnson (89.6), Ryan Newman (88.4).