CONCORD, N.C. – At Richmond Raceway, Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins – one of 13 tracks where the organization has secured double-digit victories.
As the NASCAR Cup Series heads there this weekend, here are some key facts and figures from Hendrick Motorsports’ history at the Virginia venue.
- In addition to the organization’s 10 wins, Hendrick Motorsports has also accumulated 18 runner-up results at Richmond Raceway – the team’s most at any track.
- The three most recent wins for the organization at Richmond came courtesy of Jimmie Johnson: a sweep in 2007 and another trip to Victory Lane in 2008. Since then, Hendrick Motorsports has earned five second-place finishes.
- With just three laps led this weekend, Richmond Raceway would become the fifth track where Hendrick Motorsports has led 4,000 laps. The other four are Martinsville (9,241 laps led), Dover (6,652), Bristol (5,752) and Charlotte (5,037). The organization has led 3,997 laps at Richmond.
- Additionally, at Richmond, the organization has 17 pole positions, 57 top-five finishes and 105 top-10s – its third-most at a single track.
- Chase Elliott is set to make his sixth start at Richmond Raceway Saturday night. In the Dawsonville, Georgia, native’s five previous NASCAR Cup Series starts at the track, he has earned one top-10 finish. Additionally, he has made four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 0.75-mile oval, never finishing outside of the top five and collecting a win in 2015. In the Xfinity Series, Elliott has an average starting position of 5.0 and finishing position of 2.5 at Richmond.
- William Byron made two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Richmond Raceway in 2017, earning a best finish of seventh. He also raced at the 0.75-mile oval in the regional NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2015, winning the pole and finishing sixth. Richmond Raceway is tough on NASCAR Cup Series rookies, as they have only finished in the top five 15 times at the Virginia short track even with two races per year. On the bright side, Kyle Busch earned top-five finishes in both of his rookie season starts at Richmond in 2005 while driving for Hendrick Motorsports, and Byron will have a chance to match that stat.
- Over a seven-race span at Richmond since September 2014, Johnson has finished in the top 10 five times and just outside of it in 11th twice. That stretch has included a pair of top-five finishes -- both third-place results.
- After finishing seventh at Martinsville and fifth last weekend at Bristol, Alex Bowman is one of five drivers to have finished inside the top 10 in both races on short tracks in 2018. He joins Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano. The season’s third short-track event is Saturday night at Richmond.