Nascar – Chicagoland Speedway Quick Facts

September 15, 2011
by Alan

Track Data
Track Size: 1.5 miles
Race Length: 400.5 miles (267 laps)
Banking/Corners: 18 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 5 degrees
Banking/Tri-Oval: 11 degrees

Construction began in August 1999.
The first NASCAR Nationwide Series race was July 14, 2001.
The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held on July 15, 2001.
This weekend marks the first time Chicagoland Speedway will be included in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – Sept. 18, 2011.

Interesting Facts
There have been 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway.
12 drivers have competed in all 10 races.
Todd Bodine won the first pole.
There has been a different pole winner after every qualifying session (qualifying was canceled in 2008).
Kevin Harvick won the first two races; six drivers have won races, led by Harvick and Tony Stewart, each with two.
Kyle Busch won the 2008 race from the pole, the first time a driver won from the pole. It was also the only time a driver had won from a top-five starting position.
Kevin Harvick won the 2002 race from the 32nd starting position, the deepest in the field that a race winner ever started at Chicago.
Only one starting position has multiple wins: 14th. Mark Martin won from the 14th starting position in 2009, as did Ryan Newman in 2003.
Jeff Gordon (8.6), Jimmie Johnson (10.0), Tony Stewart (9.5) and Brian Vickers (8.8) are active drivers who average a top-10 finish.
Five of the last six races have ended with a margin of victory under one second.

Track Records
Track qualifying record: Jimmie Johnson (188.147 mph, 28.701 seconds, 7-8-05)
Track race record: David Reutimann, (145.138 mph, 7-10-10)

Driver Rating

Jimmie Johnson 112.0
Tony Stewart 110.4
Brian Vickers 107.3
Matt Kenseth 102.4
Jeff Gordon 100.7
Kevin Harvick 98.5
Kyle Busch 98.3
Mark Martin 91.2
Clint Bowyer 90.8
Carl Edwards 89.4

Top Performers Statistically:


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