Facts Figures: Chicagoland
July 9, 2008 | 2:00 P.M. EST
0 - The following drivers have had zero DNF's at Chicagoland (drivers in current top-12 in points): Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle.
1 - Kevin Harvick was the first Cup Series driver to go to victory lane at Chicagoland (2001). Todd Bodine won the first pole there.
2 - Tony Stewart has won twice at Chicago. He also has five top fives and one pole.
3 - There have been three active drivers who have had runner-up finishes as their best finish at Chicagoland: Jeff Burton (2006), Matt Kenseth (2005), and Jimmie Johnson (2004).
4 - Jimmie Johnson has four top-five finishes at Chicago.
5 - There have been five different race winners at Chicagoland: Kevin Harvick (2001, 2002), Tony Stewart (2004, 2007), Ryan Newman (2003), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2005), and Jeff Gordon (2006).
6 - The sixth starting position at Chicagoland is the best starting position where the driver has won the race (Harvick, 2001).
7 - There have been seven different pole winners at Chicagoland in the seven NASCAR Cup races there.
8 - Kevin Harvick has an Average Finish of 8.0 at Chicago (the best of any driver who has had at least two starts there).
9 - Greg Biffle holds the ninth-best Driver Rating of 95.3 (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.)
10 - Kyle Busch has an average finish of 10.0 in three starts at Chicago. His best finish there is third (2006).
15.1 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has an Average Finish of 15.1.
20 - Greg Biffle finished 20th in both of his first two races, but has finished 11th in his other three races.
32 - The 32nd starting position is the furthest back in the field a driver has come to win the race (Harvick, 2002).
82 - Tony Stewart has 82 Fastest Laps Run (second-most at Chicago). Fastest Laps is the number of laps where a driver had the fastest speed on the lap.
119 - Dale Jr. holds the series-high in Quality Passes with 119.
126.2 - Matt Kenseth holds the best Driver Rating at Chicago with 126.2 (complied from the three races between 2005-2007).
188.147 - Jimmie Johnson holds the Track Qualifying Record with 188.147.
191 - Kurt Busch has made 191 Green Flag Passes (fifth-most at Chicago). Green Flag Passes are determined by the number of passes a driver had under green conditions.
1999 - Construction began in August 1999 to build Chicagoland Speedway.