CONCORD, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports has a storied history at Talladega Superspeedway.
The organization leads in every major statistical Cup Series category at the 2.66-mile track, including number of wins (13), pole positions (13), runner-up finishes (14), top-fives (58), top-10s (88) and laps led (2,843).
Chase Elliott was the most recent Hendrick Motorsports driver to win at Talladega after he crossed the finish line first in April 2019.
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- Seven different drivers have contributed to Hendrick Motorsports’ 13 Talladega wins: Jeff Gordon (6), Jimmie Johnson (2), Elliott, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brian Vickers, Terry Labonte and Ken Schrader. Last month, Elliott became the eighth driver to visit victory lane for car owner Rick Hendrick at the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval – a new record for the most drivers to win for any team at any NASCAR Cup Series racetrack. A first-place finish Sunday at Talladega by William Byron or Alex Bowman would equal the mark.
- A Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has led in each of the last 36 NASCAR Cup Series races held at Talladega Superspeedway, representing the longest active streak.
- Hendrick Motorsports has scored at least one top-10 finish in the last six Cup races held at Talladega and has won a stage in each of the last two events there. The team qualified 1-2-3-4 at the track last October and has earned 10 Talladega pole positions in the last 10 seasons (since 2010).
- Elliott is set to make his ninth Talladega start in the NASCAR Cup Series. His first win at the track in April 2019 was also his first superspeedway win at the Cup level. In his previous eight starts, the 24-year-old driver has started outside the top 10 only once and earned the pole position twice – his first start at the track in May 2016 and during the most recent visit in October 2019.
- Byron almost won at the superspeedway last October. He won the first stage of the race and led for 13 laps before he was bumped from behind.
- Of the 13 wins at Talladega, two of those belong to Johnson. The driver of the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE last won at the track in 2011, when he led for 472 laps.
- Bowman will make his 10th Talladega start in the Cup Series on Sunday. The No. 88 driver’s best finish of second at the track came during the 2019 spring event - which teammate Elliott won - after leading seven laps.