CONCORD, N.C. – This weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports looks to add to its record-setting performances in the “Lone Star State.”
Take a look below at some of the organization’s history at the track as the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Texas.
- At Texas Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports' 10 pole positions are the most all-time, and its nine wins are tied with Roush-Fenway Racing for the most all-time. In addition, the organization has 38 top-five finishes, 70 top-10s and 2,409 laps led at the venue. In the past 14 races at Texas, Hendrick Motorsports has visited Victory Lane six times, the most of all teams in that span. In each of the past 26 races, at least one Hendrick Motorsports driver has finished inside the top 10, which is the longest streak all-time at Texas.
- Chase Elliott currently sits eighth in the standings, 44 points below the cut line. In his previous seven starts at the track, Elliott has garnered two top-five finishes, five top-10s and an average finishing position of 8.0, currently the best average finish at Texas of all time. Based on average finish, Texas is among his top five tracks along with the Charlotte road course, Watkins Glen, Michigan and Homestead. In the five races since the track reconfiguration at Texas in 2017, Elliott ranks fifth among active drivers for the best average finish (9.4). Elliott collected his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the 1.5-mile speedway in April 2014. In his five XFINITY Series starts there, he accumulated three top-five finishes and five top-10s.
- Since the start of William Byron’s NASCAR career, Texas Motor Speedway has statistically been one of Byron’s best tracks. He became the youngest driver to ever win a Truck Series race at Texas in June 2016. Across seven starts, Byron has finished inside the top-10 six times, with an average finish of 3.5 in Trucks and 8.0 in Xfinity. His average finish of 10.6 in Cup in the "Lone Star State" has him ranked seventh all-time at Texas.
- Jimmie Johnson has had his fair share of success at Texas Motor Speedway. The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has an average finish of 9.6 at the 1.5-mile track, which is the fourth-best all-time. He has the most top-five (16) and top-10 (22) finishes of all current drivers and has contributed seven wins in the "Lone Star State" to the 59 wins Hendrick Motorsports has earned on 1.5-mile tracks all time.
- In the spring race at Texas, Johnson won the pole position in qualifying for the event. He led 60 laps and finished Stage 1 in second and Stage 2 in 10th. The driver brought the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 home in fifth place at the end of the day.
- Alex Bowman will make his ninth start in the Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. The driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet’s best finish came in 2016 when he piloted the No. 88 machine to a 13th-place finish. Earlier this year, the team had to start at the back of the field after being forced to a back-up car following qualifying. Bowman went on to finish 18th in the spring. The Tucson, Arizona, native has two starts at Texas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, starting from the pole position in both events in 2013.
- A Hendrick Motorsports driver has won four of the last seven races at Texas during the playoffs, and its five overall playoff race wins at the track are the most by any team. The second closest are Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing with three.