Facts Figures: Michigan

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A look at some NASCAR Sprint Cup facts and figures at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) as the series gets ready to run Sunday's 3M Performance 400.

0 - Kyle Busch has zero wins in seven starts at Michigan. He also has zero poles and zero top fives there.
1 - Cale Yarborough won the first race at MIS in 1969, and Donnie Allison was the first pole sitter.
2 - There have only been two green-white-checkered flag races take place at MIS (2007 and 2008).
3 - Matt Kenseth holds the third-best Driver Rating of 107.2 (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.)
4 - Greg Biffle has four top fives, six top 10s, and two victories at MIS.
5 - Jeff Gordon has won the pole five different times during his Cup career (1995, 1999, 2001 where he won from the pole, 2004 and 2007).
6 - There have been six different pole winners in the last seven races at MIS.
7 - Carl Edwards has had seven top-10 finishes at Michigan.
8 - Matt Kenseth has eight top fives in 18 starts at the 2-mile track.
9 - David Pearson holds the record with the most wins at Michigan with nine total.
10 - Denny Hamlin has finished in the top 10 twice (out of five starts).
11 - The Wood Brothers have more wins at Michigan than any other car owners with 11 wins.
13 - Tony Stewart has 13 top tens.
14 - Fourteen different drivers have won at Michigan Int'l Speedway in the last 18 races.
28 - The deepest in the field a race winner started at MIS is 28th (Tony Stewart, 2001).
38 - There have been 38 different pole winners, and 18 of those drivers have won the pole more than once.
45 - Fourty-five of the 78 Cup races to take place at Michigan have been won from the first four starting positions.
62 - Sixty-two races have been won from a top-ten starting position.
112.5 - With a Driver Rating of 112.5, Carl Edwards holds the series-high in this category at Michigan.
189.026 - Jeff Gordon won the pole in 2007 with his qualifying speed of 189.026 mph.
194.232 - Ryan Newman holds the Track Qualifying Record at 192.232 mph (6/18/05)
1991 - The last win for the Wood Brothers was by Dale Jarrett in 1991.
$5,239,780 - The posted awards for Sunday's 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

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