CONCORD, N.C. -- Hendrick Motorsports' success at Martinsville Speedway has been well documented since the short track became a mainstay on the NASCAR Cup Series' schedule.
The organization has won 25 of the Cup-sanctioned 75 races at the Virginia venue, which are the most victories by any team at any track in Cup Series history. Chase Elliott is the most recent Hendrick Motorsports driver to take the checkered flag at Martinsville when he earned his spot in the Championship 4 on Nov. 1, 2020, setting him up for his playoff run last season.
Check out the success Hendrick Motorsports has had at Martinsville and tune in this Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC to see the teams in action as they look to keep the momentum before the Championship 4 race in Phoenix.
- In addition to its 25 iconic grandfather clock trophies, Hendrick Motorsports holds the Martinsville records for pole positions (17), top-five finishes (85), top-10s (136) and laps led (9,607). A track record six different Hendrick Motorsports drivers have won there.
- Hendrick Motorsports has won 11 Cup Series playoff races at Martinsville. With four post-season victories at the half-mile venue, Joe Gibbs Racing is the only other team with more than one playoff win there.
- With 53 all-time wins on short tracks, Hendrick Motorsports leads all active Cup Series teams. It has 10 more than next-best JGR (43) and 20 more than third-place Team Penske (33). A total of 13 different drivers have won at least one short-track race for Hendrick Motorsports.
- In April at Martinsville Speedway, No. 5 driver Kyle Larson started 19th and finished fifth in the rain-delayed event. Overall, he has two top-five finishes and three top-10s in 13 starts at the .526-mile Virginia short track.
- During last season’s Round of 8 finale at Martinsville, Elliott turned in a stellar performance. He overcame several obstacles and led a career-high 236 laps – most laps led by Elliott in a single NCS event – en route to his first Cup Series win at the track. The victory secured Elliott’s first-ever berth in the Championship 4. He joined teammate Jimmie Johnson and NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon as Hendrick Motorsports drivers who secured a spot in the championship race by winning at Martinsville.
- Of seven Cup Series starts at Martinsville, William Byron has a track-best finish of second in the fall of 2019 where he came within car lengths of scoring the win. In the spring race this season, Byron rolled off the grid third and finished the race fourth.
- No. 48 driver Alex Bowman impressed at Martinsville Speedway last season when he earned sixth-place finishes in both races. He has three top-10 finishes in 11 career starts at the Virginia track in the Cup Series. Earlier this year, Bowman finished 34th when he was caught up in an incident on lap 384 after pitting for a loose wheel. Prior to the pit stop, the No. 48 team raced up to second place before making a second stop on pit road.
- At Kansas Speedway last weekend, Hendrick Motorsports recorded its 51st all-time win during the Cup Series playoffs – 18 more than next-best JGR (33) and more than double third-place Penske Racing (24). In eight playoff events this year, the team has four victories – all courtesy of Larson. Dating back to last season, Hendrick Motorsports has won seven of the last 13 playoff races.