Michigan International Speedway
Race #: 15 of 36
Track Size: 2 miles
Race Length: 200 laps / 400 miles
Banking in Corners: 18 degrees
Banking Frontstretch: 12 degrees
Banking Backstretch: 5 degrees
Frontstretch: 3,600 feet
Backstretch: 2,242 feet
Race Coverage: TNT – 1:00pm/et
Happy Hour Practice: NSCS, Friday, June 15, 3:30 pm/et on SPEED
Qualifying: NSCS, Saturday, June 16, 1:10 pm/et on SPEED
Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan going into the Quicken Loans 400 on June 17.
Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M / Salute Ford)
· Two wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 12.8
Kurt Busch (No. 51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet)
· Two wins, three top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 20.6
Kyle Busch (No. 18 Snickers Toyota)
· One win, three top fives, five top 10s
· Average finish of 15.5
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / The Dark Knight Rises Chevrolet)
· One win, four top fives, eight top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 15.8
Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)
· Two wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
· Average finish of 8.2
Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet)
· Two wins, 18 top fives, 24 top 10s; five poles
· Average finish of 11.4
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)
· Two wins, five top fives, seven top 10s
· Average finish of 12.1
Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
· Three top fives, eight top 10s
· Average finish of 15.2
Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)
· One win, six top fives, seven top 10s; two poles
· Average finish of 15.4
Matt Kenseth (No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)
· Two wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s
· Average finish of 9.5
Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota)
· Five wins, 18 top fives, 31 top 10s
· Average finish of 13.3
Tony Stewart (No. 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet)
· One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s
· Average finish of 11.5
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012 Top 12 – POINTS
Note: The first 26 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season determine which 12 drivers qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, contested over the final 10 races of the season. After race No. 26, the top 10 earn a berth in the Chase. Spots 11 and 12 – the Wild Cards – will go to those drivers outside the top 10 with the most wins, provided they are in the top 20.
|1. Matt Kenseth||523||1||0||2||105.1|
|2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.||513||0||0||3||100.7|
|3. Greg Biffle||507||1||2||1||105.4|
|4. Denny Hamlin||504||2||1||4||101.5|
|5. Jimmie Johnson||493||2||0||5||108.4|
|6. Kevin Harvick||470||0||0||7||95.9|
|7. Martin Truex Jr.||465||0||1||6||95.3|
|8. Tony Stewart||448||2||0||8||91.4|
|9. Clint Bowyer||443||0||0||10||87.7|
|10. Brad Keselowski||426||2||0||11||91.9|
|11. Carl Edwards||423||0||1||12||85.0|
|12. Kyle Busch||420||1||0||9||95.4|
|Driver||Races||Poles||Wins||Top Fives||Top 10s||DNFs||Average Finish||Driver Rating|
|2||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||25||2||1||4||8||2||15.8||94.2|
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||12||0||0||2||3||0||17.5||80.0|
· Michigan International Speedway sits on more than 1,400 acres in the “Irish Hills” of Southeastern Michigan. Ground-breaking took place on Sept. 28, 1967.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan was held June 15, 1969.
· The track was known as Michigan Speedway during the time Roger Penske was the primary owner (1996-99).
· The 2-mile speedway underwent a repave this season.
· There have been 85 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway since the first race there in 1969. Other than 1973, which had just one race, there have been two races each season since 1969.
· The first race was 500 miles in length; the second was scheduled for 600. The track was re-measured to 2.04 miles for the last race in 1970 and both races in 1971 – with the race distance being 402 miles. All other races have been scheduled for 400 miles.
· Donnie Allison won the first pole.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was won by Cale Yarborough.
· There have been 41 different pole winners, led by David Pearson with 10. Mark Martin has five poles.
· 34 different drivers have won races, led by David Pearson (nine); 19 drivers have more than one victory at Michigan.
· The race winner has started from the pole 16 times, the most productive starting position. Brian Vickers (August, 2009) was the last driver to win from the pole.
· 66 of 85 races have been won from a top-10 starting position, including 46 from the first four spots.
· The deepest in the field a race winner has started was 32nd, by Mark Martin in the June race of 2009.
· The Wood Brothers and Roush Fenway Racing both have 11 wins, more than any other team.
· Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth are the only drivers to average a top-10 finish. Edwards, who has two Michigan wins, has an average finish of 8.2. Coincidentally, Edwards’ first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start came at Michigan. Kenseth, who also has two victories, has an average finish of 9.5.
· Youngest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Michigan International Speedway winner: Kurt Busch (06/15/2003 – 24 years, 10 months, 11 days).
· Oldest NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Michigan International Speedway winner: Harry Gant (08/16/1992 – 52 years, 7 months, 6 days).
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