Quaker State 400 at Kentucky SpeedwayQuaker State 400 Fact Sheet

Track facts for Kentucky Speedway:

Number of previous races: 8.
* First Cup race: July 9, 2011, won by Kyle Busch.
* Last Sprint Cup race: July 14, 2018, won by Martin Truex, Jr.
* Won from pole: 3, last time by Martin Truex, Jr. in 2018.
* Won from top-5 starting position: 5 times in 8 races (63%).
* Won from top-10 starting position: 7 times (88%).
* Won from 21st or worse starting position: 0 times (0%).
* Worst starting spot for race winner: 16th, by Matt Kenseth in 2013.
* Most laps led: 199, by Brad Keselowski in 2014.
* Fewest laps led by a race winner: 38, by Matt Kenseth in 2013.

Track records:

Track records:
* Fastest race: 150.454 mph by Martin Truex, Jr. in 2018.
* Fastest qualifying speed: 190.282 mph by Kyle Busch in 2017.
* Most lead changes: 20 in 2011.
* Closest finish: Brad Keselowski's .175 second margin over Carl Edwards in 2016. 
* Most caution flags: 11 in 2015 and 2016.
* From 2014-2018 a typical Kentucky race had 12.8 lead changes, 8.2 cautions for 39.4 laps, and an average green-flag run of 24.9 laps.

Manufacturers / Owners:

Victories by manufacturer: Toyota 4, Ford 2, Dodge 1.
• Victories by owner: Joe Gibbs 3, Roger Penske 3, Barney Visser 1.

* Top career marks at Kentucky:

  Active Drivers All-Time
Races: 14 drivers (8) 17 drivers (8)
Wins: Brad Keselowski (3)  
Top 5s: Kyle Busch (6)  
Top 10s: Kyle Busch (7)  
Poles: Four drivers (1) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (1)
Laps: Ky. Busch, K. Harvick, M. Truex Jr. (2,143)  
Laps led: Kyle Busch (549)  
Lead-lap finishes: Ky. Busch, K. Harvick, M. Truex Jr. (8)  

 

Best average finish among active drivers at Kentucky (3 or more starts):
1. Kyle Busch (5.0)
2. Kevin Harvick (9.4)
3. Martin Truex, Jr. (10.1)
4. Brad Keselowski (11.4)
5. Kurt Busch (12.0)
6. Joey Logano (13.5)
7. Ryan Newman (15.1)
8. Jimmie Johnson (15.4)
9. Ryan Blaney (15.7)
10. Chase Elliott (15.7)

Worst average finish among active drivers at Kentucky (3 or more starts):
1. J.J. Yeley (37.2)
2. Matt DiBenedetto (35.5)
3. Alex Bowman (35.3)
4. Michael McDowell (32.8)
5. Reed Sorenson (29.5)
6. Ty Dillon (29.0)
7. Landon Cassill (29.0)
8. Chris Buescher (25.3)
9. Casey Mears (22.3)
10. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (22.2)

 Current top-10 drivers at Kentucky:

Driver Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led AvSt AvFin Rating
Joey Logano 8 0 2 5 0 1,927 72 10.5 13.5 91.2
Kyle Busch 8 2 6 7 1 2,143 549 5.8 5.0 124.4
Kevin Harvick 8 0 1 6 0 2,143 128 9.5 9.4 105.5
Brad Keselowski 8 3 4 6 1 1,844 521 5.1 11.4 109.7
Martin Truex, Jr. 8 2 2 5 1 2,143 373 9.9 10.1 105.7
Denny Hamlin 8 0 3 3 0 1,783 76 12.2 16.1 88.4
Chase Elliott 3 0 1 1 0 751 0 12.0 15.7 90.5
Kurt Busch 8 0 1 5 0 2,133 96 11.6 12.0 89.3
Alex Bowman 3 0 0 0 0 629 3 26.3 35.3 41.7
Aric Almirola 6 0 0 1 0 1,508 0 17.2 20.0 75.2

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 Kentucky: Jimmie Johnson (95.1), Ryan Blaney (94.7), Kyle Larson (85.0), Ryan Newman (82.4), Jamie McMurray (82.3).

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