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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 08: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Mobil 1 Ford, leads the field during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 08, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana going into the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records on Sunday, July 5 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC, IMS and SiriusXM Radio.

2020 Driver Standings – Top 30

Rank

Drivers

Points

Starts

Wins

Stage Wins

Playoff Pts

Top 5s

Top 10s

Poles

1

Kevin Harvick

581

15

3

1

16

8

12

0

2

Ryan Blaney

529

15

1

1

6

7

7

1

3

Brad Keselowski

514

15

2

3

13

5

10

2

4

Chase Elliott

510

15

1

5

10

7

9

2

5

Denny Hamlin

506

15

4

3

23

9

10

1

6

Joey Logano

500

15

2

4

14

3

6

0

7

Martin Truex Jr.

500

15

1

2

7

2

8

1

8

Alex Bowman

464

15

1

4

9

2

5

0

9

Aric Almirola

431

15

0

1

1

4

7

1

10

Kurt Busch

430

15

0

1

1

3

9

1

11

Kyle Busch

423

15

0

0

0

7

8

1

12

Jimmie Johnson

390

15

0

1

1

2

6

0

13

Clint Bowyer

387

15

0

2

2

2

5

1

14

Matt DiBenedetto

384

15

0

0

0

1

4

0

15

William Byron

372

15

0

1

1

0

5

1

16

Erik Jones

341

15

0

0

0

4

6

0

17

Austin Dillon

327

15

0

0

0

1

4

0

18

Tyler Reddick #

315

15

0

1

1

1

3

0

19

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

311

15

0

1

1

3

3

1

20

Chris Buescher

298

15

0

0

0

1

4

0

21

Bubba Wallace

290

15

0

0

0

0

2

0

22

John H. Nemechek #

269

15

0

0

0

0

2

0

23

Michael McDowell

255

15

0

0

0

0

1

0

24

Ryan Newman

253

12

0

0

0

0

1

0

25

Christopher Bell #

252

15

0

0

0

1

4

0

26

Cole Custer #

241

15

0

0

0

0

1

0

27

Corey LaJoie

212

15

0

0

0

0

1

0

28

Ty Dillon

209

15

0

0

0

0

1

0

29

Ryan Preece

187

15

0

0

0

0

0

2

30

Matt Kenseth

182

11

0

0

0

0

1

0

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Data
Season Race #: 16 of 36 (07-05-20)
Track Size: 2.5-miles
Banking/Turns 1 & 2: 9 degrees
Banking/Turns 3 & 4: 9 degrees
Banking/Straights: 0 degrees
Frontstretch Length: 3,330 feet
Backstretch Length: 3,300 feet
Race Length: 160 laps / 400 miles
Stages 1 & 2 Length: 50 laps (each)
Final Stage Length: 60 laps

Top 10 Driver Ratings at Indianapolis
Kyle Busch…………………………….. 104.8
Kevin Harvick…………………………. 102.1
Matt Kenseth……………………………. 98.9
Jimmie Johnson……………………….. 98.8
Denny Hamlin………………………….. 94.1
Joey Logano……………………………. 92.5
Brad Keselowski………………………. 89.8
Ryan Blaney……………………………. 89.3
Clint Bowyer…………………………….. 87.3
William Byron…………………………… 84.9
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2019 races (15 total) among active drivers at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

INDIANAPOLIS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

(Driver stats in the below section are from 2005-Present)

Ryan Blaney (No. 12 Team Penske Ford)

  • One top 10
  • Average finish of 17.800, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.766, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.3, eighth-best
  • 21 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
  • 542 Laps in the Top 15 (66.8%), seventh-most
  • 118 Quality Passes, 11th-most

Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford)

  • Four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.571, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.275, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.3, ninth-best
  • 28 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
  • 1340 Laps in the Top 15 (59.5%), 10th-most
  • 306 Quality Passes, seventh-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Two wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 12.467, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.501, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 104.8, series-best
  • 204 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • 1,819 Laps in the Top 15 (75.4%), second-most
  • 412 Quality Passes, second-most

William Byron (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • One top five, one top 10
  • Average finish of 11.500, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.950, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.9, 10th-best
  • 4 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-best
  • 190 Laps in the Top 15 (59.4%), 11th-most
  • 38 Quality Passes, 13th-most

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • Five top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.357, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.540, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.1, fifth-best
  • 84 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • 1,517 Laps in the Top 15 (67.4%), sixth-most
  • 377 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford)

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 13 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 9.667, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.066, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 102.1, second-best
  • 141 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-best
  • 1,791 Laps in the Top 15 (74.3%), third-most
  • 392 Quality Passes, third-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

  • Four wins, six top fives, seven top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.600, 10th-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.144, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.8, fourth-best
  • 183 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
  • 1,648 Laps in the Top 15 (68.4%), fourth-most
  • 386 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Erik Jones (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

  • One top five, one top 10
  • Average finish of 23.667, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.624, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.5, 11th-best
  • 7 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • 310 Laps in the Top 15 (63.7%), eighth-most
  • 80 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet)

  • Nine top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.857, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 11.402, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.9, third-best
  • 50 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-best
  • 1,781 Laps in the Top 15 (79.1%), series-most
  • 436 Quality Passes, series-most

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford)

  • One win, two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.800, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.924, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.8, seventh-best
  • 47 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-best
  • 960 Laps in the Top 15 (59.6%), ninth-most
  • 229 Quality Passes, 10th-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford)

  • Four top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.909, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.190, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.5, sixth-best
  • 24 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
  • 1201 Laps in the Top 15 (67.8), fifth-most
  • 277 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Ryan Newman (No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

  • One win, three top fives, six top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.133, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.818, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.2, 12th-best
  • 30 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
  • 1152 Laps in the Top 15 (47.8), 13th-most
  • 269 Quality Passes, ninth-most

NASCAR Cup Series 2020 Top 16 in the Driver Standings at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Rank

Driver

Races

Poles

Wins

Top Fives

Top 10s

DNFs

Average Finish

Driver Rating

1

Kevin Harvick

19

3

2

7

13

0

8.9

102.1

2

Ryan Blaney

5

0

0

0

1

2

17.8

89.3

3

Brad Keselowski

10

0

1

2

5

1

13.8

89.8

4

Chase Elliott

5

0

0

0

1

1

19.2

70.5

5

Denny Hamlin

14

1

0

5

8

0

12.4

94.1

6

Joey Logano

11

0

0

4

7

0

10.9

92.5

7

Martin Truex Jr

15

0

0

1

3

3

21.3

76.4

8

Alex Bowman

4

0

0

0

0

1

34.2

46.0

9

Aric Almirola

8

0

0

0

0

0

21.2

70.8

10

Kurt Busch

19

0

0

1

6

3

19.4

77.8

11

Kyle Busch

15

2

2

5

11

2

12.5

104.8

12

Jimmie Johnson

18

1

4

6

7

5

16.5

98.8

13

Clint Bowyer

14

0

0

4

5

1

13.5

87.3

14

Matt DiBenedetto

5

0

0

0

1

2

26.8

43.7

15

William Byron

2

0

0

1

1

0

11.5

84.9

16

Erik Jones

3

0

0

1

1

2

24

84.5

* – Based on last 15 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2005 – 2019)

At Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

HISTORY

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) has existed since 1909, and is the original “Speedway”, the first racing facility to incorporate the word into its name.
  • With a permanent seating capacity for more than 250,000-plus people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000, it is the largest and highest-capacity sporting facility in history.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was August 6, 1994 – won by Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet).
  • There have been 26 NASCAR Cup races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; one per year from 1994 through 2019.

STARTS

  • A total of 164 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; 128 have competed in more than one.
  • Jeff Gordon leads the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with 23.
  • Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman lead all active series drivers in starts at Indianapolis with 19 each.
  • Three drivers have made their first NASCAR Cup Series career start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Danny Sullivan and Geoff Brabham (8/6/1994); Ron Barfield Jr. (8/3/1997).
  • David Green (two starts) leads the series in average starting position at Indianapolis with a 6.0.
  • Ryan Newman (19 starts) leads all active series drivers in average starting position at Indianapolis with a 10.3.  

Top 10 in Average Starting Position at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Avg. Start

Starts

Rank

Active Drivers

Avg. Start

Starts

1

David Green

6.000

2

1

Ryan Newman

10.316

19

2

Juan Pablo Montoya

6.625

8

2

Brad Keselowski

11.200

10

3

Kenny Irwin Jr

9.500

2

3

Joey Logano

11.545

11

4

Ryan Newman

10.316

19

4

Jimmie Johnson

11.667

18

5

Brad Keselowski

11.200

10

5

Erik Jones

12.000

3

6

Joey Logano

11.545

11

6

Kevin Harvick

12.105

19

7

Jimmie Johnson

11.667

18

7

Denny Hamlin

13.857

14

8

Kasey Kahne

11.929

14

8

Kyle Busch

14.600

15

9

Erik Jones

12.000

3

9

Kurt Busch

14.684

19

10

Kevin Harvick

12.105

19

10

Ryan Blaney

15.000

5

NASCAR Cup Series

 

Indianapolis Pole Winners

 

Pole Winner (19)

Poles

Jeff Gordon

3

Kevin Harvick

3

Kyle Busch

2

Ernie Irvan

2

Carl Edwards

1

Casey Mears

1

David Ragan

1

Denny Hamlin

1

Elliott Sadler

1

Jeff Burton

1

Jimmie Johnson

1

Jimmy Spencer

1

Juan Pablo Montoya

1

Mark Martin

1

Reed Sorenson

1

Rick Mast

1

Ricky Rudd

1

Ryan Newman

1

Tony Stewart

1

 

 


POLES

  • In total 19 different series drivers have won a Busch Pole Award at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; five are active this weekend.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon (1995, 1996, 1999) and Kevin Harvick (2003, 2014, 2019) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with three each.
  • Rick Mast won the inaugural Busch Pole Award at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1994 with a speed of 172.414 mph (Ford).
  • Three drivers have won consecutive Busch poles at Indianapolis: Kyle Busch (2016-17), Jeff Gordon (1995-96) and Ernie Irvan (1997-98).
  • Youngest series Indianapolis Busch pole winner: Reed Sorenson (07/29/2007 – 21 years, 5 months, 24 days).
  • Oldest series Indianapolis Busch pole winner: Mark Martin (07/26/2009 – 50 years, 6 months, 17 days).
  • Reed Sorenson (07/29/07) is the only driver to post his first career NASCAR Cup Series pole at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Five different manufacturers have won at least one pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; led by Chevrolet with 10, followed by Ford (seven), Toyota (four), Dodge (two) and Pontiac (two).       

WINS

  • A total of 15 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, five are active this weekend.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was August 6, 1994 – won by Hendrick Motorsport’s driver Jeff Gordon (Chevrolet).

NASCAR Cup Series

 

Indianapolis Race Winners

 

Race Winners (15)

Wins

Jeff Gordon

5

Jimmie Johnson

4

Dale Jarrett

2

Kevin Harvick

2

Kyle Busch

2

Tony Stewart

2

Bill Elliott

1

Bobby Labonte

1

Brad Keselowski

1

Dale Earnhardt

1

Jamie McMurray

1

Kasey Kahne

1

Paul Menard

1

Ricky Rudd

1

Ryan Newman

1

 

 

WINS

  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in wins at Indianapolis with five victories (1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2014).
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active series drivers in wins at Indianapolis with four victories (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012).
  • Jimmie Johnson (2008-09) and Kyle Busch (2015-16) are the only two drivers to win consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Youngest series Indianapolis winner: Jeff Gordon (08/06/1994 – 23 years, 0 months, 2 days).
  • Oldest series Indianapolis winner: Bill Elliott (08/04/2002 – 46 years, 9 months, 27 days).
  • Paul Menard (07/31/11) is the only series driver to post his first career NASCAR Cup Series win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • Five of the 26 NASCAR Cup Series races (19.2%) at Indianapolis have been won from the Busch pole: Kevin Harvick (2003, 2019), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Ryan Newman (2013) and Kyle Busch (2016).
  • The pole position is the most proficient starting positions in the field, producing four winners – more than any other starting position at Indianapolis (five).
  • Seven of the 26 (26.9%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis have been won from the front row: five from the pole and two from second-place.
  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Indianapolis is 27th, by Jeff Gordon in 2001.
  • In 2016, Kyle Busch became the first driver in history to sweep both the NASCAR Xfinity Series race from the pole and the NASCAR Cup Series race from the pole in the same weekend at Indianapolis.

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

Starting Position

Wins

Winning %

1

5

19.23%

13

1

3.85%

2

2

7.69%

14

1

3.85%

3

3

11.54%

15

1

3.85%

4

2

7.69%

16

1

3.85%

5

1

3.85%

19

1

3.85%

6

2

7.69%

22

1

3.85%

7

1

3.85%

24

1

3.85%

9

1

3.85%

27

1

3.85%

11

1

3.85%

 

Additional Stats

Winning from the First Starting Position:

19.23%

5

Winning from the Front Row:

26.92%

7

Winning from a Top-Five Starting Position:

50.00%

13

Winning from a Top-10 Starting Position:

65.38%

17

Winning After Starting Outside the Top 20:

11.54%

3

WINS

  • Eight different drivers have won both the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis:

Drivers with Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400 Wins

Winners

Daytona 500s

Brickyard 400s

Dale Jarrett

3

2

Jeff Gordon

3

5

Bill Elliott

2

1

Jimmie Johnson

2

4

Dale Earnhardt

1

1

Jamie McMurray

1

1

Kevin Harvick

1

2

Ryan Newman

1

1

  • All five active NASCAR Cup Series race winners at Indianapolis Motor Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane.
  • Ryan Newman competed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12-times before winning in 2013; the longest span of any the five active series winners.
  • Jeff Gordon won the Brickyard 400 in his first start at Indianapolis (inaugural event 1994).
  • Ryan Newman competed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12-times before winning in 2013; the longest span of any the five active series winners.
  • Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth lead the series among active drivers with the most starts at Indianapolis without visiting Victory Lane at 19 each; followed by Martin Truex Jr. (15).
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Indianapolis in the NASCAR Cup Series with 10; followed by Joe Gibbs Racing (five) and Richard Childress Racing (three).
  • Four different manufacturers have won at Indianapolis; led by Chevrolet with 17 victories; followed by Ford (five), Toyota (two), Dodge and Pontiac each have one. Chevrolet won 12-straight from 2003-2014.

NASCAR Cup Series

Indianapolis Runner-Up Finishers

All-Time Drivers

Runner-Ups

Matt Kenseth

3

Rusty Wallace

3

Bobby Labonte

2

Joey Logano

2

Kyle Busch

2

Mark Martin

2

Brad Keselowski

1

Brett Bodine

1

Carl Edwards

1

Dale Jarrett

1

Erik Jones

1

Ernie Irvan

1

Jeff Gordon

1

Jimmie Johnson

1

Juan Pablo Montoya

1

Kasey Kahne

1

Kevin Harvick

1

Sterling Marlin

1

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes:

  • A total of 18 different drivers have finished runner-up in the series at Indianapolis.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace (1995, 2000, 2002) and Matt Kenseth (2003, 2006, 2016) lead the series in runner-up finishes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with three each.

Top-Five Finishes:

  • A total of 45 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished in the top-five at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Indianapolis with 12.
  • Matt Kenseth leads all active drivers in top fives at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with nine.   

Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Top Fives

Rank

Active Drivers

Top Fives

1

Jeff Gordon

12

1

Matt Kenseth

9

2

Matt Kenseth

9

2

Kevin Harvick

7

3

Kevin Harvick

7

3

Jimmie Johnson

6

4

Tony Stewart

7

4

Denny Hamlin

5

5

Jimmie Johnson

6

5

Kyle Busch

5

 

Mark Martin

6

Top-10 Finishes:

  • A total of 67 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished inside the top-10 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-10 finishes at Indianapolis with 17.
  • Kevin Harvick leads all active series drivers in top 10s at Indianapolis with 12.

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Top 10s

Rank

Active Drivers

Top 10s

1

Jeff Gordon

17

1

Kevin Harvick

13

2

Kevin Harvick

13

2

Matt Kenseth

12

3

Matt Kenseth

12

3

Kyle Busch

11

4

Kyle Busch

11

4

Denny Hamlin

8

Mark Martin

11

5

Jimmie Johnson

7

 

Tony Stewart

11

 

Joey Logano

7

Average Finishes

  • Kevin Harvick leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Indianapolis with an 8.947 in 19 starts.

Top 10 in Average Finishing Positions at Pocono Raceway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Avg Finish

Races

Rank

Active Drivers

Avg Finish

Races

1

Kevin Harvick

8.947

19

1

Kevin Harvick

8.947

19

2

Tony Stewart

9.722

18

2

Joey Logano

10.909

11

3

Morgan Shepherd

10.000

7

3

William Byron

11.500

2

4

Jeff Gordon

10.043

23

4

Daniel Suarez

12.000

3

5

Rusty Wallace

10.250

12

5

Denny Hamlin

12.357

14

6

Dale Earnhardt

10.429

7

6

Kyle Busch

12.467

15

7

Joey Logano

10.909

11

7

Matt Kenseth

12.684

19

8

William Byron

11.500

2

8

Clint Bowyer

13.500

14

9

Ernie Irvan

11.800

5

9

Brad Keselowski

13.800

10

10

Daniel Suarez

12.000

3

10

Chris Buescher

15.750

4

LAP LEADERS

  • A total of 83 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have led at least one lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon leads the series in laps led at Indianapolis with 528 laps led in 23 starts.
  • Kyle Busch leads all active series drivers in laps led at Indianapolis with 324 laps led in 15 starts.
  • The most laps led in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 149 laps led of 170 laps completed by Kyle Busch on July 24, 2016 – he won the event starting from the pole position.
  • The most laps led in a NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway by a driver that did not win the event was 116 laps led by Juan Pablo Montoya who finished 11th on July 26, 2009 – he started second.
  • The fewest laps led in a NASCAR Cup Series race winner at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was nine laps led by Brad Keselowski on September 10, 2018 – he started from sixth.

Top 10 in Lap Led at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank

All-Time Drivers

Led

Completed

% Led

Rank

Active Drivers

Led

Completed

% Led

1

Jeff Gordon

528

3,519

15%

1

Kyle Busch

324

2,243

14%

2

Kyle Busch

324

2,243

14%

2

Kevin Harvick

321

3,050

11%

3

Kevin Harvick

321

3,050

11%

3

Jimmie Johnson

306

2,648

12%

4

Jimmie Johnson

306

2,648

12%

4

Denny Hamlin

112

2,243

5%

5

Tony Stewart

227

2,895

8%

5

Brad Keselowski

108

1,509

7%

6

Juan Pablo Montoya

203

1,229

17%

6

Joey Logano

66

1,765

4%

7

Dale Jarrett

186

2,003

9%

7

Matt Kenseth

65

2,859

2%

8

Kasey Kahne

170

2,140

8%

8

Ryan Newman

59

2,908

2%

9

Bill Elliott

157

2,558

6%

9

Clint Bowyer

43

2,241

2%

10

Rusty Wallace

148

1,852

8%

10

Ryan Blaney

26

798

3%

FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • Danica Patrick became the first female driver to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013.

Female Competitor Stats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Driver

Starting Position

Finishing Position

Driver Rating

Date

Danica Patrick

23

11

62.3

7/23/2017

Danica Patrick

24

22

57.8

7/24/2016

Danica Patrick

15

27

76.0

7/26/2015

Danica Patrick

14

42

67.0

7/27/2014

Danica Patrick

33

30

48.5

7/28/2013

Averages

21.8

26.4

62.3

 

  • Shawna Robinson (08/05/01) is the only other female driver to attempt to compete in the series at Indianapolis, but she failed to qualify for the event in 2001.

TRACK SPECIFIC STATS

  • Since the advent of electronic scoring (1993) the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the August 3, 1997 race won by Ricky Rudd over Bobby Labonte with a margin of victory of 0.183 second.

Top 10 Closest Cup Margin of Victories at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Rank

Margin of Victory

Race Winner

Runner-Up

Date

1

0.183

Ricky Rudd

Bobby Labonte

Sunday, August 3, 1997

2

0.332

Jimmie Johnson

Carl Edwards

Sunday, July 27, 2008

3

0.332

Kyle Busch

Joey Logano

Sunday, July 26, 2015

4

0.370

Dale Earnhardt

Rusty Wallace

Saturday, August 5, 1995

5

0.400

Jimmie Johnson

Mark Martin

Sunday, July 26, 2009

6

0.530

Jeff Gordon

Brett Bodine

Saturday, August 6, 1994

7

0.725

Paul Menard

Jeff Gordon

Sunday, July 31, 2011

8

0.794

Tony Stewart

Kasey Kahne

Sunday, August 7, 2005

9

0.904

Brad Keselowski

Erik Jones

Monday, September 10, 2018

10

0.943

Jeff Gordon

Sterling Marlin

Sunday, August 5, 2001

  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway only once – the 2018 race.
  • None of the 26 NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.
  • The race has been postponed due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Cup Series to another date only once – the 2018 race was scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 9 but due to weather was not run till Monday, Sept. 10.
  • Four of the 26 NASCAR Cup Series races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have resulted in NASCAR Overtime.

NASCAR Overtime Races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Date

Scheduled Laps

Actual Laps

NASCAR Overtime Laps

Race Winner

Sunday, August 8, 2004

160

161

1

Jeff Gordon

Sunday, July 26, 2015

160

164

4

Kyle Busch

Sunday, July 24, 2016

160

170

10

Kyle Busch

Sunday, July 23, 2017

160

167

7

Kasey Kahne

NASCAR IN INDIANA

  • A total of 83 NASCAR national series races have been held in the state of Indiana among four tracks.

NASCAR National Series Races at Indiana Tracks

Track Name

City

Cup

Xfinity

Truck

Combined

First Year

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Speedway

26

8

0

34

1994

Lucas Oil Raceway

Indianapolis

0

30

17

47

1982

Funks Speedway

Winchester

1

0

0

1

1950

Playland Park Speedway

South Bend

1

0

0

1

1952

Totals

28

38

17

83

 

  • The first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Indiana was at Funks Speedway in Winchester on October 15, 1950. The race was won by Lloyd Moore in a Mercury.
  • The very first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Indiana was at Funks Speedway in Winchester on Sunday, October 14, 1950. The event was the penultimate of the 1950 season and was won by Lloyd Moore (from Frewsburg, NY) in a Mercury.

INDIANA DRIVERS IN NASCAR

  • A total of 82 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Indiana.
  • 61 of the 82 Indiana drivers in NASCAR have competed in the NASCAR Cup Series, 12 of those 61 have won in the Cup Series; led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart from Columbus, Indiana with 49 NASCAR Cup Series wins.
  • 23 of the 82 have competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series producing four different winners from Indiana; led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart with 11 Xfinity victories.
  • 27 of the 82 Indiana drivers in NASCAR have competed in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series producing six different Gander Truck winners; led by Tony Raines from LaPorte, IN with four victories.
  • Tony Stewart (2005, 2007) from Columbus and Ryan Newman (2013) from South Bend are the only two drivers from Indiana to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  

NASCAR Winners From  Indiana

 

Indiana NASCAR Winners

Cup

Xfinity

Truck

Combined

1

Tony Stewart

49

11

2

62

2

Ryan Newman

18

7

1

26

3

Darel Dieringer

7

0

0

7

4

Charlie Glotzbach

4

0

0

4

5

John Andretti

2

0

0

2

6

Justin Haley

1

1

3

5

7

Larry Frank

1

0

0

1

8

Earl Balmer

1

0

0

1

9

Dick Passwater

1

0

0

1

10

Tony Raines

0

0

4

4

11

Chase Briscoe

0

6

2

8

12

Kenny Irwin Jr

0

0

2

2

Totals

84

25

14

123

— NASCAR Media

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