Facts Figures: Phoenix

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A look at some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series facts and figures from Phoenix International Raceway as the series runs the Subway Fresh Fit 500 this Saturday, April 12.

0 - Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick have both had zero DNF's but have captured zero poles at Phoenix in their seven starts at the track.
1 - Alan Kulwicki won the first race at Phoenix in 1988, and Geoffrey Bodine won the first pole.
2 - Greg Biffle has had two top-five finishes but an average finish of 17.4
3 - Ryan Newman has won three consecutive poles at Phoenix (2002-2004), the most of any driver.
4 - Four different drivers have scored two victories, all back-to-back, at PIR: Davey Allison (1991 and 1992), Jeff Burton (2000 and 2001), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2003 and 2004) and Kevin Harvick (both 2006).
5 - Roush Fenway Racing has won five races at Phoenix, more than any other organization.
6 - Tony Stewart has six top-five finsihes, one victory, and eight top-10s.
7 - Jimmie Johnson holds seven top-10s at PIR.
8 - Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon both have posted eight top-five finishes at Phoenix.
9 - Carl Edwards holds the ninth-best Average Running Position of 13.6.
10 - Jeff Burton, the current Cup Series leader in points, has had the most top-10 finishes at Phoenix, with nine total.
14 - There have been 14 different pole winners at Phoenix, led by Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Rusty Wallace – each with three.
19 - Nineteen different drivers have been race winners at Phoenix.
23 - There have been 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, one per season from 1988 through 2004 and two each season since.
115.9 - Jimmie Johnson has a Driver Rating of 115.9, the best at PIR. (Formula combining the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race.)
135.854 - Ryan Newman holds the track Qualifying Record of 135.854 mph, 26.499 seconds (11-5-04).
300 - Matt Kenseth is due to make his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this Saturday, under the lights at Phoenix Int'l Raceway.
372 - The Backstretch at Phoenix is 372 feet longer than its Frontstretch, which measures in at 1,179 feet.
1758 - With 1758 Laps in the Top 15, Jimmie Johnson holds the Series-high record in this category at Phoenix. (Number of laps that driver was within the top 15 drivers.)
2007 - In 2007, Jeff Gordon was the winner of both the race (107.710 mph, 4-21-07) and the pole (133.136 mph, 27.040 seconds).

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