Race # 25 of 36
Track Size: 1.54 miles
Race Length: 325 laps/500.5 miles
Banking/Corners: 24 degrees
Banking/Straights: 5 degrees
Frontstretch: 2,332 feet
Backstretch: 1,800 feet
2010 pole winner: Denny Hamlin (187.38 mph, 29.587 seconds)
2010 race winner: Tony Stewart (129.041 mph, 9-5-10)
Track qualifying record: Geoffrey Bodine (197.478 mph, 28.074 seconds,
Race record: Dale Earnhardt (163.633 mph, 11-16-97)
Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 Kwikset Ford)
· One top 10
· Average finish of 22.2
Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M Ford)
· Six top fives, 11 top 10s
· Average finish of 10.6
Kurt Busch (No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge)
· Five wins, six top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 12.7
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Pedigree Toyota)
· Five wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s
· Average finish of 8.7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Military Intelligence/AMP Energy Chevrolet)
· One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s
· Average finish of 11.5
Carl Edwards (No. 99 AFLAC Ford)
· Two wins, four top fives, six top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 12.5
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet)
· Five wins, 14 top fives, 20 top 10s; five poles
· Average finish of 11.7
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Charter Communications Toyota)
· Three top fives, five top 10s
· Average finish of 16.3
Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet)
· One win, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
· Average finish of 12.0
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
· One win, five top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 15.4
Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Crown Royal Ford)
· Two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 12.2
Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge)
· Average finish of 30.5
· Average Running Position of 21.4, 22nd-best
Mark Martin (No. 5 CARQUEST Auto Parts/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet)
· Two wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s; nine poles
· Average finish of 13.1
Paul Menard (No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet)
· One top five, 2 top 10s
· Average finish of 22.0
Ryan Newman (No. 39 U.S. Army Reserve Chevrolet)
· One top five, 11 top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 17.2
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot/Mobile 1 Chevrolet)
· One win, six top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 17.0
· Originally called Atlanta International Raceway, the track was then a 1.5-mile paved speedway.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta was on July 31, 1960, won by Fireball Roberts from the pole.
· The track was re-measured to 1.522 miles in the spring of 1970.
· It was renamed Atlanta Motor Speedway in 1990.
· The track layout was reversed and the track was re-configured to 1.54 miles between the two races in 1997.
· There have been 103 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Atlanta Speedway, two races per year except 1961, which had three. This year marks the first season with only one.
· Fireball Roberts won the pole and race for the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 1960.
· 45 drivers have won a pole, led by Buddy Baker and Ryan Newman, each with seven.
• Six of Newman’s seven poles came in consecutive races between March 2003 and October 2005.
• 42 drivers have won a race; 22 have won more than once.
• Dale Earnhardt scored nine victories, more than any other driver. Cale Yarborough is second, with seven.
• Bobby Labonte heads the list of active drivers with six victories. Labonte is tied with Richard Petty for third on the all-time win list at Atlanta.
• The Wood Brothers have 12 victories, more than any organization. They last won there in 1993, with Morgan Shepherd.
• 14 races have been won from the pole. The last to do so was Kasey Kahne in 2006. Both races last season were won from the second starting position.
• 59 races at Atlanta have been won from the first five starting positions.
• Bobby Labonte won the 2001 fall race from the 39th starting position, the deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Atlanta.
• There have been seven season sweeps, most recently by Jimmie Johnson in 2007.
Source: NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications