First Data 500 at Martinsville SpeedwayFirst Data 500 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Martinsville Speedway:

* Number of previous races: 141.
* First Cup race: September 25, 1949, won by Red Byron.
* Last Cup race: March 24, 2019, won by Brad Keselowski.
* Won from pole: 21, most recently by Jimmie Johnson in 2013.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 73 times in 137 races (53%). Starting position of the race winner is unknown for 4 races.
* Won from top-10 starting position: 102 times (74%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 7 times (5%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 36th, by Kurt Busch in 2002.
* Most laps led: 493, by Fred Lorenzen in 1964.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 4, by John Andretti in 1999.

Track records:

* Fastest race: 82.223 mph by Jeff Gordon in 1996.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 100.201 mph by Joey Logano in 2014.
* Most lead changes: 33 in 2014.
* Closest finish: Jimmie Johnson's .065 second margin over Jeff Gordon in 2007.
* Most caution flags: 21 in 2007.
* From 2014-2019 a typical Martinsville race had 17.6 lead changes, 10.9 cautions for 77.2 laps, and an average green-flag run of 35.5 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

* Victories by manufacturer: Chevrolet (55), Ford (30), Plymouth (12), Dodge (10), Oldsmobile (8), Pontiac (8), Toyota (7), Buick (3), Chrysler (3), Hudson (2), Mercury (2).
* Most victories by owner: Rick Hendrick (23), Petty Enterprises (19), Junior Johnson-Richard Howard (13), Joe Gibbs (10), Roger Penske (9), Holman-Moody (7), Richard Childress (7). 

Driver Notes:
* The most Martinsville races without a:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Win: Joe Nemechek (38 races) Kyle Petty, Ken Schrader (54 races)
Top 5: Joe Nemechek (38) J.D. McDuffie (40)
Top 10: Landon Cassill, Reed Sorenson (18) Dave Blaney (26)
Pole: Kevin Harvick (36) Ken Schrader (54)
Lap led: David Ragan (26) Buddy Arrington (41)
Lead-lap finish: J.J. Yeley (16) Buddy Arrington (41)

 * Top career marks at Martinsville:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: Kurt Busch, Joe Nemechek (38) Richard Petty (67)
Wins: Jimmie Johnson (9) Richard Petty (15)
Top 5s: Jimmie Johnson (19) Richard Petty (30)
Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson (24) Jeff Gordon (38)
Poles: Joey Logano (5) Darrell Waltrip (8)
Laps: Kurt Busch (18,383) Richard Petty (27,891)
Laps led: Jimmie Johnson (2,862) Cale Yarborough (3,851)
Lead-lap finishes: Jimmie Johnson (30) Jeff Gordon (38)

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Martinsville (3 or more starts):
1. Jimmie Johnson (8.5)
2. Denny Hamlin (9.6)
3. Brad Keselowski (11.3)
4. Kyle Busch (12.0)
5. Joey Logano (13.4)
6. Clint Bowyer (13.5)
7. Ryan Blaney (14.0)
8. Chase Elliott (14.8)
9. Ryan Newman (14.9)
10. Kevin Harvick (15.1)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Martinsville (3 or more starts):
1. Stanton Barrett (41.0)
2. Timmy Hill (37.2)
3. Jeffrey Earnhardt (35.7)
4. Gray Gaulding (33.8)
5. Reed Sorenson (32.6)
6. J.J. Yeley (32.1)
7. Matt DiBenedetto (31.6)
8. Corey LaJoie (31.3)
9. Michael McDowell (31.2)
10. Jeb Burton (31.0)

Current top-10 drivers at { }:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Kyle Busch 28 2 16 17 2 13,689 1,424 11.0 12.0 104.4
Martin Truex, Jr. 27 0 5 11 1 12,993 262 14.6 18.0 79.7
Denny Hamlin 27 5 14 20 3 13,026 1,536 9.0 9.6 106.8
Joey Logano 21 1 6 9 5 10,476 830 8.1 13.4 94.2
Kevin Harvick 36 1 5 18 0 17,696 628 14.0 15.1 94.7
Chase Elliott 8 0 2 4 0 3,929 192 11.8 14.8 89.7
Kyle Larson 11 0 1 1 0 4,836 29 12.6 23.6 72.9
Ryan Blaney 7 0 2 3 0 3,501 145 9.1 14.0 91.0
                     
                     

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 Martinsville: Jimmie Johnson (111.4), Brad Keselowski (99.6), Clint Bowyer (91.6), Ryan Newman (84.4), Jamie McMurray (83.3), Kurt Busch (80.4).

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