CONCORD, N.C. -- The NASCAR Cup Series field will soak up sunny Florida this weekend when the drivers take on Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports has two wins, three poles, 16-top-five finishes, 34 top-10s and has led for 570 laps at the venue. However, the organization leads in wins at 1.5-mile tracks with 60. The team has seven more 1.5-mile victories than second-place Joe Gibbs Racing and 19 more than third-place Roush Fenway Racing.
Take a look at the organization's most notable stats heading into the first 1.5-mile race of the season.
- The Chevrolet fleet of Hendrick Motorsports has rattled off 19 consecutive Homestead-Miami Speedway races with at least one top-10 finish. Since the NASCAR Cup Series began competing at Homestead in 1999, the team has notched at least one top-10 there in every season with the exception of 2001 when Terry Labonte led the stable with an 11th-place result.
- When NASCAR Hall of Famer Labonte joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1994, he didn’t waste any time – winning at North Wilkesboro Speedway in just his seventh start for the team. Since the organization’s inception in 1984, no driver has recorded a Cup Series victory in fewer races for car owner Rick Hendrick. Geoff Bodine and Mark Martin came close, with each posting a win in their eighth race. In fact, the five quickest Hendrick Motorsports winners all piloted the No. 5 Chevrolet: Labonte, Bodine, Martin, Casey Mears (12 races) and Kasey Kahne (12). Newcomer Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, will make his third start for the team Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
- Hendrick Motorsports has sent 11 different drivers to victory lane at 1.5-mile Cup Series tracks. Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was dominant on 1.5-milers, winning 28 points races, followed by four-time champ Jeff Gordon with an impressive 17 victories. The team’s list includes Darrell Waltrip (three wins), Chase Elliott (two), Ken Schrader (two), Kahne (two), Labonte (two), Alex Bowman, Jerry Nadeau, Martin and Mears.
- In seven starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Larson has led 325 laps – the fourth-most among Cup Series tracks for the 28-year-old – while accruing three top-five finishes. He has led the most laps there among current Hendrick Motorsports drivers.
- Elliott garnered two top-five finishes and three top-10s in his previous five races at Homestead. During last season’s trip to the 1.5-mile track, the 25-year-old driver raced inside the top five all night and led 27 laps before collecting a runner-up finish.
- Byron has three Cup Series races under his belt and notched his first top-10 finish at the track last season (ninth). His finishes from the first two races are a little misleading: Byron ran solidly within the top 10 for those races but a flat tire in 2018 and a mechanical issue late in the 2019 event left him with a track-best finish of 24th (2018).
- Bowman will make his seventh Homestead-Miami Speedway start in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday. The Tucson, Arizona, native’s best finish of ninth came in the November 2019 event after starting 12th. He won his first Cup Series race on a 1.5-mile track (Chicagoland) in 2019.