Facts Figures: Phoenix

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A look at some NASCAR NEXTEL Cup facts and figures at Phoenix International Raceway as the series gets ready to run Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500.

0 - None of the 20 races held at Phoenix International Raceway have been won from the pole.
1 - Phoenix is one of only three active tracks where Jeff Gordon has not scored a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. His best finish there is third on three occasions.
2 - Three drivers have won two races at Phoenix, the most of any drivers, including current "Chase" contenders Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and past NASCAR standout Davey Allison. All three posted back-to-back victories.
3 - Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in poles won at Phoenix with three. He scored these pole starts consecutively from 2002-2004, giving him the distinction of the only driver to win consecutive poles at Phoenix.
4 - Bobby Labonte leads all drivers with four straight top-10 finishes at Phoenix.
5 - Five of the last six races at Phoenix have been won from outside a top-10 starting position.
6 - Six of the Chase drivers posted top-10 finishes at Phoenix in April, including Kevin Harvick who won from a 15th-place starting position.
7 - Kurt Busch has posted four top-10 finishes in seven races at Phoenix, including one win in the spring of 2005.
8 - Five of Mark Martin's series leading eight top-fives at Phoenix were second-place finishes.
9 - The number of cautions in this event last year.
10 - Tony Stewart leads all drivers with five straight top-10 starts at Phoenix.
12 - Ford has won 12 of the 20 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races at Phoenix.
13 - Mark Martin has posted 13 top-10 finishes in 20 races at Phoenix International Raceway – more than any other driver.
13.80 - The average starting position of the 20 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races winners at Phoenix has been 13.80. Only seven races have been won from a top-10 starting position.
15 - Jimmie Johnson has finished 15th or better in all six of his races at Phoenix. His average finish of 8.7 is the best of all active drivers at Phoenix.
29 - Ricky Rudd won in 1995 from the 29th-place starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started at Phoenix.
118.132 - Tony Stewart holds the current track race record of 118.132 mph set at the November 7, 1999 event.
448 - Kurt Bush has led 448 laps in 10 starts at Phoenix International Raceway.
582 - Mark Martin leads all active drivers with 582 laps led at Phoenix.
868 - Rusty Wallace has led the most laps of any driver at Phoenix, having led 868 laps in 19 starts there during his career.
2005 - This year marked the first season for twice-a-year racing at Phoenix. Additionally, the spring race in 2005 was the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup night race at Phoenix.
4,892,924 - The posted awards for Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

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