CONCORD, N.C. – This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to a track where Hendrick Motorsports has paced the field.
The organization leads all teams at ISM Raceway in wins, poles, runner-up results, top-five finishes, top-10s and laps led.
At least one Hendrick Motorsports driver has finished in the top 10 in each of the last 12 races at the Avondale, Arizona, track – and the organization will look to extend that streak this Sunday.
- The organization's 10 wins at ISM Raceway are spread among six drivers, with Jimmie Johnson accounting for four. Dale Earnhardt Jr. recorded the organization’s most recent victory at the track in November 2015.
- Johnson is a four-time winner at ISM Raceway in Arizona. On Nov. 15, 2009, Johnson dominated the race, leading 238 of the 312 laps. It was Johnson’s fourth win at ISM Raceway, seventh race win of that season and the sixth straight win at the one-mile track for Hendrick Motorsports, which marked the third longest streak of winning at one track in series history. The following week, Johnson was crowned with his fourth straight NASCAR Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
- The organization’s six consecutive wins at the track came from the spring 2007 race to the fall 2009 race, with drivers Jeff Gordon, Johnson (four) and Mark Martin.
- If Chase Elliott and the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team win on Sunday, crew chief Alan Gustafson would be tied with Chad Knaus and Rodney Childers for the most wins by a crew chief at ISM Raceway with four. For Gustafson, each of the four wins would have come with a different driver. The No. 9 team crew chief currently has ISM Raceway wins atop the pit box with Kyle Busch, Gordon and Martin.
- At least one Hendrick Motorsports driver has led laps in each of the last five races at ISM Raceway. Alex Bowman contributed to that streak in 2016 while subbing for an injured Earnhardt. He sat on the pole for the event and went on to lead a career-high 194 laps en route to a career-best sixth-place finish. His 194 laps led were the most for a Hendrick Motorsports driver since Jimmie Johnson led 272 laps at Dover in June 2014.
- William Byron has a strong history of performing well at ISM Raceway. He started on the front row in both of his NASCAR Xfinity Series starts last season, winning there in November and finishing fourth in the spring. Byron is the youngest winner ever at Phoenix in the Xfinity Series at 19 years, 11 months and 13 days.
- Hendrick Motorsports rookies have accumulated four top-10 finishes at ISM Raceway. Two came courtesy of Kyle Busch – including a win in 2005 – and two were earned in 2016 by Elliott. The four top-10s by Hendrick Motorsports rookies are the most by any organization at ISM Raceway, and Byron will look to extend that record this weekend.