By the Numbers: Charlotte
October 09, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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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 Bank of America 500 (334 laps), 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 12. TV: ABC (coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET), Radio: PRN
Trailblazers: The track’s first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on Oct. 16, 2004 (500 miles) and was won by Jimmie Johnson (130.214 mph).
0.027 seconds was the closest margin of victory since the advent of electronic scoring at Charlotte Motor Speedway, when Jimmie Johnson beat Bobby Labonte on May 29, 2005.
4 active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jeff Gordon (10/10/93), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (5/28/00), Ryan Newman (5/27/01) and Aric Almirola (5/27/12). Almirola’s pole last season was the first time since May 22, 1966 that the No. 43 car had won the Coors Light pole at CMS.
5 of the 109 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions; the most recent was the 2009 Coca-Cola 600 won by David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip Racing. Four of the five races shortened were the 600-mile events (1968, 1997, 2003 and 2009).
6 active NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have posted their first career win at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Jeff Gordon (5/29/94), Bobby Labonte (5/28/95), Matt Kenseth (5/28/00), Jamie McMurray (10/13/02), Casey Mears (5/27/07) and David Reutimann (5/25/09).
8 different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Charlotte; led by Chevrolet with 41 victories; followed by Ford with 28.
9 drivers have posted consecutive wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including three consecutive by Fred Lorenzen (fall 1964 and both 1965) and four straight by Jimmie Johnson (both in 2004 and 2005).
12 drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Charlotte. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Charlotte with 11; from the fall of 1973 through 1978.
14 of the 109 (12.8 percent) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from the Coors Light pole; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2004 and 2009.
17 wins at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Hendrick Motorsports, the most wins at Charlotte in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The breakdown: Jimmie Johnson (six), Jeff Gordon (five), Darrell Waltrip (two), Ken Schrader (one), Terry Labonte (one), Casey Mears (one) and Kasey Kahne (one).
22 was Jeff Gordon's age when he became the youngest pole winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1993. He was 22 years, 2 months, and 6 days.
31 of the 109 (28.4 percent) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from the front row: 14 from the pole and 17 from second-place.
34 starts without a victory for Joe Nemechek, the most among active drivers. Dale Earnhardt Jr. follows him with 27.
36 attempts before his first win at Charlotte for Bobby Labonte, the most all-time among active drivers.
42 drivers have Coors Light poles at Charlotte, led by David Pearson with 14. Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in poles, with nine, followed by Jeff Gordon with eight.
45 different drivers have won at Charlotte Motor Speedway, led by Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison and Jimmie Johnson with six wins each.
49 was the age of Bobby Allison when he became the oldest pole winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1987. He was 49 years, 10 months, and 8 days.
57 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway by Terry Labonte and Mark Martin, the most among active drivers.
64 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway by NASCAR Hall of Hamer Richard Petty to lead the series.
83 of the 109 (76.1 percent) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Charlotte have been won from a top-10 starting position.
109 points races have taken place at Charlotte Motor Speedway; two per year since the track opened in 1960.
133.904 is the winning pole speed of Fireball Roberts in the inaugural qualification at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
1,439 laps led at Charlotte for Jimmie Johnson to lead all active drivers.