By the Numbers: Charlotte
May 15, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. 1.5 miles, paved asphalt surface, 24-degree banking in all four turns. Five-degree banking in front and backstretches. Frontstretch is 1,980 feet and backstretch is 1,500 feet.
Time/TV: The Sprint Showdown (20 laps / 20 laps), 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 18; NASCAR Sprint All-Star race (20 /20 / 20 / 20 / 10 laps), 9 p.m. ET, Saturday, May 18. TV: SPEED (coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET), Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90.
Trailblazers: The first Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte was held on June 19, 1960 and won by Joe Lee Johnson. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty leads the series with 31 top-five finishes at Charlotte.
2 of the 28 (7.1%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
3 -time winners include Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990 and 1993), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997 and 2001) and Jimmie Johnson (2003, 2006 and 2012). They’re the only drivers who have won more than twice.
4 times has the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race been won from the pole position. The first three came in consecutive years: Dale Earnhardt (1990) and Davey Allison (1991 and 1992). Kurt Busch posted the fourth win from the pole in 2010.
5 drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in the same year: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Dale Earnhardt (1987, 1990, 1993), Rusty Wallace (1989), Jeff Gordon (1995, 1997, 2001) and Jimmie Johnson (2006).
5.5 is the series-best average finish of Joey Logano in his two starts.
7 times from seven different drivers has the winner of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race gone on to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway the following weekend: Darrell Waltrip (1985), Davey Allison (1991), Dale Earnhardt (1993), Jeff Gordon (1997), Jimmie Johnson (2003), Kasey Kahne (2008) and Kurt Busch (2010).
8 drivers, including Joey Logano, have an average finish in the top 10 for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: Matt Kenseth (6.2), Jimmie Johnson (6.6), Marcos Ambrose (7.0), Tony Stewart (7.7), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8.3), Ryan Newman (9.2) and Jeff Gordon (9.5).
9 top-five finishes for NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt to lead the series in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
10 drivers were featured in the race in 1986.
13 top-10 finishes for Bill Elliott to lead the series in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
15 drivers have won Coors Light poles at Charlotte for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, led by Bill Elliott with five. Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with three.
19 different drivers have won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
21 of the 28 (75.0%) NASCAR Sprint All-Star Races have been won from a top-10 starting position.
23 NASCAR Sprint All-Star races participated in for Mark Martin, the most of any driver.
27 NASCAR Sprint All-Star races have been held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
28 total NASCAR Sprint All-Star races. In 1986, the event was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and won by Bill Elliott. That season was also the first year for what is now known as the Sprint Showdown.
46 is the age of the oldest NASCAR Sprint All-Star winner, when Mark Martin won at 46 years, 4 months and 12 days (2005).
75 drivers have competed in more than one NASCAR Sprint All-Star race.
89 drivers have run in at least one NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
141.7 is the series-best Driver Rating performance by a NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner. Carl Edwards posted the number, just short of a perfect 150.0, in 2011.
1985 marks the year of the first NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
2008 marks the year Kasey Kahne became the first driver to get into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race by the Sprint Fan Vote and go on to win the event.
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