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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway Data
Season Race #: 10 of 36 (04-25-21)
Track Size: 2.66-miles
Banking/Turn 1 & 2: 33 degrees
Banking/Turn 3 & 4: 33 degrees
Banking/Frontstretch: 16.5 degrees
Banking/Backstretch: 2 degrees
Frontstretch Length:  4,300 feet
Backstretch Length:  4,000 feet
Race Length: 188 laps / 500 miles
Stage 1 & 2 Length: 60 laps (each)
Final Stage Length: 68 laps

Top 12 Driver Ratings at Talladega
Joey Logano…………………………. 91.7
Chase Elliott ………………………… 90.7
Ryan Blaney…………………………. 90.6
Kurt Busch……………………………. 90.0
Brad Keselowski……………………. 89.9
Denny Hamlin……………………….. 83.6
William Byron………………………… 83.4
Ricky Stenhouse Jr………………… 82.2
Cole Custer………………………….. 81.7
Kyle Busch…………………………… 81.1
Kevin Harvick………………………… 80.1
Tyler Reddick………………………… 79.9
Note: Driver Ratings compiled from 2005-2020 races (32 total) among active drivers at Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega Qualifying / Race Data

Track qualifying record: Bill Elliott, Ford, 212.809 mph, 44.998 secs. April 30, 1987

Track race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 188.354 mph, (02:39:18), May 10, 1997

2020 pole winner: Due to the pandemic Qualifying was not held, the starting lineups were set by random draw. Martin Truex Jr. started from the first starting position.

2020 race winner: Ryan Blaney, Ford, 146.933 mph, (03:27:28), June 22, 2020

Talladega Superspeedway:

HISTORY

  • Construction began on what was then known as the Alabama International Motor Speedway on May 23, 1968.
  • The first NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was held on Sept. 14, 1969. The race was won by Richard Brickhouse driving a Dodge for car owner Ray Nichels. The average speed of the first race was 153.778 mph.
  • The name of the facility changed to Talladega Superspeedway in 1989.
  • Fourth repaving completed on Sept. 19, 2006.
  • In total, there have been 103 NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway, one series event in 1969, and two races per year since 1970.

STARTS

  • A total of 476 different drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway; 331 have competed in more than one Cup race at the track.
  • Dave Marcis and Terry Labonte lead the NASCAR Cup Series in starts at Talladega with 61 starts each.
  • Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch lead all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in starts at Talladega Superspeedway with 40 each.
  • A total of 71 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have made their first career start at Talladega. The most recent was Justin Haley on April 28, 2019.
  • Five drivers entered this weekend will be making their series track debut at Talladega Superspeedway – Anthony Alfredo, Josh Bilicki, Chase Briscoe, Kaz Grala and Harrison Burton. Burton will also be making his series career debut this weekend.
  • Bobby Isaac (eight starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Talladega Superspeedway with a 3.6.
  • Chase Elliott (10 starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average starting position at Talladega Superspeedway with a 5.8.

Top 10 in Average Starting Positions at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Start Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Start Races
1 Bobby Isaac 3.625 8 1 Chase Elliott 5.800 10
2 Davey Allison 5.267 15 2 Brad Keselowski 12.000 24
3 Pete Hamilton 5.400 5 3 Ryan Blaney 12.231 13
4 Chase Elliott 5.800 10 4 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 13.933 16
5 Sam Sommers 6.333 3 5 Ryan Newman 14.974 38
6 David Pearson 6.400 25 6 William Byron 15.500 6
7 Gordon Johncock 7.500 2 7 Austin Dillon 15.533 15
8 Cale Yarborough 8.088 34 8 Erik Jones 16.250 8
9 Rob Moroso 9.500 2 9 Alex Bowman 16.455 11
10 Dale Earnhardt 10.182 44 10 Denny Hamlin 16.900 30

POLES

  • A total of 44 different drivers have won at least one pole at Talladega Superspeedway in the NASCAR Cup Series; 23 of the pole winners have won more than one.
  • Six of the 44 Talladega NASCAR Cup Series pole winners are active this weekend.

Active NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners at Talladega Superspeedway

Pole Winners (6) Poles Seasons
Chase Elliott 2 2019, 2016
Kevin Harvick 2 2018, 2005
Austin Dillon 1 2019
Kurt Busch 1 2018
Martin Truex Jr 1 2016
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1 2017
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott leads the NASCAR Cup Series in poles at Talladega Superspeedway with eight (1985 sweep, 1986 sweep, 1987 sweep, spring 1990 and fall 1993).
  • Kevin Harvick (2005, 2018) and Chase Elliott (2016, 2019) lead all active drivers in poles at Talladega with two each.
  • Bobby Isaac won the inaugural pole at Talladega Superspeedway in 1969 with a speed of 199.466 mph. In fact, Isaac won the first three poles at the 2.66-mile superspeedway 1969, 1970 sweep).
  • A total of 11 drivers have won consecutive poles at Talladega – none are currently active.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott holds the record for most consecutive poles at Talladega with six-straight from 1985 – 1987.
  • Youngest Talladega Cup Series pole winner: Chase Elliott (May 1, 2016 – 20 years, 5 months, 3 days).
  • Oldest Talladega Cup Series pole winner: Mark Martin (October 23, 2011 – 52 years, 9 months, 14 days).
  • Six drivers have posted their first NASCAR Cup Series pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

First-Time Pole Winners at Talladega Superspeedway

First-Time Pole Winners (6) Date
Brian Scott May 4, 2014
Juan Pablo Montoya April 26, 2009
Travis Kvapil October 5, 2008
David Gilliland October 8, 2006
Stacy Compton April 22, 2001
Jeremy Mayfield July 28, 1996
  • A total of eight different manufacturers have won the pole in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Speedway; led by Chevrolet with 37 poles; followed by Ford (29), Dodge (12), Mercury (five), Oldsmobile (five), Pontiac (three), Toyota (three) and Buick (two).

WINS

  • A total of 49 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have won at Talladega Superspeedway; 25 of the 49 have won multiple times at the 2.66-mile track.
  • Nine of the 49 NASCAR Cup Series Talladega race winners are active this weekend.

Active NASCAR Cup Series Race Winners at Talladega Superspeedway

Active Race Winners (9) Wins Seasons
Brad Keselowski 5 2017, 2016. 2014, 2012, 2009
Joey Logano 3 2018, 2016, 2015
Denny Hamlin 2 2020, 2014
Ryan Blaney 2 2020, 2019
Aric Almirola 1 2018
Chase Elliott 1 2019
Kevin Harvick 1 2010
Kyle Busch 1 2008
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1 2017
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in wins at Talladega Superspeedway with 10 victories (1983, 1984, 1990 sweep, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999 sweep, 2000).
  • Brad Keselowski leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in wins at Talladega Superspeedway with five victories (2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017).
  • Youngest Cup Series Talladega winner: Bobby Hillin Jr. (July 27, 1986 – 22 years, 1 month, 22 days).
  • Oldest Cup Series Talladega winner: Harry Gant (May 6, 1991 – 51 years, 3 months, 26 days).
  • A total of 11 different drivers have won their first NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega; two are active this weekend – Brad Keselowski (2009) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2017).

First-Time NASCAR Cup Series Winners at Talladega Superspeedway

First-Time Race Winners (11) Date
Ricky Stenhouse Jr Sunday, May 7, 2017
Brad Keselowski Sunday, April 26, 2009
Brian Vickers Sunday, October 8, 2006
Ken Schrader Sunday, July 31, 1988
Phil Parsons Sunday, May 1, 1988
Davey Allison Sunday, May 3, 1987
Bobby Hillin Jr Sunday, July 27, 1986
Ron Bouchard Sunday, August 2, 1981
Lennie Pond Sunday, August 6, 1978
Dick Brooks Sunday, August 12, 1973
Richard Brickhouse Sunday, September 14, 1969
  • Eight different drivers have won consecutive NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway – Pete Hamilton (1970 sweep), Buddy Baker (1975 sweep, 1976), Darrell Waltrip (1982 sweep), Dale Earnhardt (1990, 1993-94, 1999 sweep), Sterling Marlin (1995-96), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2001-2003), Jeff Gordon (2007 sweep) and Ryan Blaney (2019-2020).
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds the record for the most consecutive races won at Talladega with four straight from 2001-2003.
  • 15 of the 103 (14.56%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega Superspeedway have been won from the pole or first starting position; the most recent to accomplish the feat was Denny Hamlin (October 4, 2020).
  • The outside front row (second-place) starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (20) than any other starting position at Talladega (19.8%).

NASCAR Cup Series Wins by Starting Positions at Talladega Superspeedway

Starting Position Wins Winning % Starting Position Wins Winning %
1 15 14.56% 14 1 0.97%
2 20 19.42% 15 2 1.94%
3 7 6.80% 16 3 2.91%
4 9 8.74% 17 1 0.97%
5 5 4.85% 18 2 1.94%
6 4 3.88% 19 1 0.97%
7 3 2.91% 20 1 0.97%
8 1 0.97% 22 2 1.94%
9 6 5.83% 24 1 0.97%
10 3 2.91% 27 1 0.97%
11 4 3.88% 34 3 2.91%
12 3 2.91% 36 1 0.97%
13 4 3.88%
Additional Stats Winning % Wins
Winning from the first starting position: 14.56% 15
Winning from the front row: 33.98% 35
Winning from a top-five starting position: 54.37% 56
Winning from a top-10 starting position: 70.87% 73
Winning after starting outside the top-20: 7.77% 8
  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Talladega is 36th, by NASCAR Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon in the 2000 spring race.
  • The deepest in the field that an active race winner has started at Talladega is 34th, by Denny Hamlin in the 2014 spring race.
  • Kevin Harvick (18), Aric Almirola (17), Denny Hamlin (16), Joey Logano (13) and Ryan Blaney (10) all made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Talladega.
  • Kurt Busch leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Cup Series starts at Talladega without visiting Victory Lane at 40; followed by Ryan Newman with 38.
  • A total of 29 different owners have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

Top Five in Organization Wins At Talladega Superspeedway

Rank Winning Car Owners Wins
1 Hendrick Motorsports 13
2 Richard Childress Racing 12
3 Team Penske 9
4 Dale Earnhardt Inc. 6
Ranier Racing 6
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins by an organization at Talladega in the NASCAR Cup Series with 13 victories among seven different drivers.
Hendrick Motorsports Winning Drivers Date
Chase Elliott Sunday, April 28, 2019
Dale Earnhardt Jr Sunday, May 3, 2015
Jimmie Johnson Sunday, April 17, 2011
Jeff Gordon Sunday, October 7, 2007
Jeff Gordon Sunday, April 29, 2007
Brian Vickers Sunday, October 8, 2006
Jimmie Johnson Monday, May 1, 2006
Jeff Gordon Sunday, May 1, 2005
Jeff Gordon Sunday, April 25, 2004
Jeff Gordon Sunday, April 16, 2000
Terry Labonte Sunday, October 12, 1997
Jeff Gordon Sunday, July 28, 1996
Ken Schrader Sunday, July 31, 1988
  • Nine different manufacturers have won in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.
Manufacturers (9) Talladega Wins
Chevrolet 41
Ford 30
Mercury 7
Buick 6
Oldsmobile 6
Dodge 4
Toyota 4
Plymouth 3
Pontiac 2
  • Chevrolet also leads the NASCAR Cup Series in consecutive wins at Talladega Superspeedway with 13 straight victories among five drivers from April 25, 1999 to May 1, 2005.

ADDITIONAL FINISHING POSITIONS

Runner-Up Finishes

  • A total of 50 different drivers have finished runner-up in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famers Buddy Baker (1973, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1984) and Tony Stewart (April 2001, Oct. 2001, 2002, May 2005, Oct. 2005, 2006) lead the NASCAR Cup Series in runner-up finishes at Talladega with six second-place finishes each.
  • Kevin Harvick leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers with three runners-up finishes at Talladega (2003, 2004, 2010).

Top Five in Runner-Up Finishes at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Runner-Ups Rank Active Drivers Runner-Ups
1 Buddy Baker 6 1 Kevin Harvick 3
Tony Stewart 6 2 Kyle Busch 2
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr 5 Ryan Newman 2
Dale Jarrett 5 4 Alex Bowman 1
Darrell Waltrip 5 Erik Jones 1
Kurt Busch 1
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 1

Top-Five Finishes

  • A total of 118 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have finished in the top-five at Talladega.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the NASCAR Cup Series in top fives at Talladega with 23 top-five finishes.
  • Denny Hamlin lead all active series drivers in top fives at Talladega with nine.

Top Five in Top-Five Finishes at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top Fives Rank Active Drivers Top Fives
1 Dale Earnhardt 23 1 Denny Hamlin 9
2 Jeff Gordon 16 2 Joey Logano 8
3 Buddy Baker 15 Kurt Busch 8
4 Cale Yarborough 14 4 Brad Keselowski 7
Darrell Waltrip 14 Kevin Harvick 7
Terry Labonte 14 Ryan Newman 7

Top-10 Finishes

  • A total of 200 different NASCAR Cup Series drivers have finished in the top-10 at Talladega.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in top 10s at Talladega with 27.
  • Kurt Busch leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in top 10s at Talladega with 21.

Top Five in Top-10 Finishes at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Top 10s Rank Active Drivers Top 10s
1 Dale Earnhardt 27 1 Kurt Busch 21
2 Mark Martin 24 2 Kevin Harvick 16
3 Terry Labonte 23 3 Ryan Newman 16
4 Bill Elliott 22 4 Denny Hamlin 13
5 Kurt Busch 21 5 Brad Keselowski 11

Average Finishes

  • Pete Hamilton (five starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Talladega with a 5.600.
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (11 starts) leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Talladega with a 11.400.

Top 20 in Average Finishing Position at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Avg Finish Races Rank Active Drivers Avg Finish Races
1 Pete Hamilton 5.6 5 1 Ryan Preece 11.5 4
2 John H. Nemechek 8.0 2 2 Ty Dillon 12.0 8
3 Bruce Jacobi 10.0 2 3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 12.7 16
4 Ryan Preece 11.5 4 4 Tyler Reddick 13.5 2
5 Ty Dillon 12.0 8 5 Chase Elliott 14.9 10
6 Bobby Isaac 12.4 8 6 Aric Almirola 15.8 23
7 Dale Earnhardt 12.4 44 7 Kurt Busch 15.8 40
8 David Ray Boggs 12.5 2 8 Kevin Harvick 16.1 40
9 Davey Allison 12.7 15 9 Brad Keselowski 16.2 24
10 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 12.7 16 10 Joey Logano 16.6 24
11 Daniel Hemric 13.0 2 11 Denny Hamlin 16.7 30
12 Billy Hagan 13.5 2 12 Ryan Blaney 18.1 13
13 Tyler Reddick 13.5 2 13 Ryan Newman 18.5 38
14 Chase Elliott 14.9 10 14 William Byron 19.7 6
15 Tim Richmond 15.2 13 15 Quin Houff 20.0 2
16 Dale Earnhardt Jr 15.4 35 16 Corey Lajoie 20.2 6
17 Skip Manning 15.4 7 17 Austin Dillon 20.2 15
18 Jackie Rogers 15.5 4 18 Chris Buescher 20.5 11
19 Bill Elliott 15.7 57 19 Daniel Suarez 20.8 8
20 Ernie Irvan 15.8 21 20 Kyle Busch 20.9 31

LAPS LEADERS

  • A total of 199 different drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series have led at least one lap at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt leads the series in laps led at Talladega with 1,377 in 44 starts.
  • Joey Logano leads all active NASCAR Cup Series drivers in laps led at Talladega with 397 in 24 starts.

Top 10 Series Lap Leaders at Talladega Superspeedway (All-Time & Active)

Rank All-Time Drivers Led Completed % Led Races
1 Dale Earnhardt 1,377 7,199 19% 44
2 Buddy Baker 1,137 6,161 18% 43
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr 967 6,134 16% 35
4 Jeff Gordon 902 7,963 11% 46
5 Bobby Allison 703 5,267 13% 37
6 Darrell Waltrip 666 8,071 8% 56
7 Cale Yarborough 593 4,731 13% 34
8 Bill Elliott 526 9,594 5% 57
9 Matt Kenseth 524 6,836 8% 39
10 Jimmie Johnson 474 6,777 7% 38
Rank Active Drivers Led Completed % Led Races
1 Joey Logano 397 4,447 9% 24
2 Denny Hamlin 346 5,344 6% 30
3 Brad Keselowski 299 4,427 7% 24
4 Kurt Busch 282 7,215 4% 40
5 Kevin Harvick 264 7,165 4% 40
6 Kyle Busch 250 5,467 5% 31
7 Chase Elliott 170 1,821 9% 10
8 Ryan Blaney 163 2,323 7% 13
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 94 2,649 4% 16
10 Ryan Newman 89 6,496 1% 38

TRACK/EVENT SPECIFIC STATS

  • Qualifying has been cancelled in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway seven times.
Date Driver That Started First Reason For Qualifying Cancelled
Sunday, October 4, 2020 Denny Hamlin Pandemic
Monday, June 22, 2020 Martin Truex Jr Pandemic
Sunday, October 20, 2013 Aric Almirola Weather
Sunday, May 5, 2013 Carl Edwards Weather
Sunday, April 25, 2010 Jimmie Johnson Weather
Sunday, November 1, 2009 Jimmie Johnson Weather
Sunday, October 6, 2002 Jimmie Johnson Weather
  • Two NASCAR Cup Series races held at Talladega Superspeedway were not run on their scheduled date: The April 27, 1997, race was postponed due to inclement weather to May 10, 1997 – Mark Martin won the event. And last season’s April 26, 2020 race was rescheduled due to the pandemic to June 22, 2020 – Ryan Blaney won the race.
  • There have been 16 NASCAR Cup Series races resulting in NASCAR Overtime at Talladega:
Date Scheduled Actual Overtime Race Winners
Sunday, October 4, 2020 188 200 12 Denny Hamlin
Monday, June 22, 2020 188 191 3 Ryan Blaney
Sunday, October 14, 2018 188 193 5 Aric Almirola
Sunday, May 7, 2017 188 191 3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 188 192 4 Joey Logano
Sunday, October 25, 2015 188 196 8 Joey Logano
Sunday, October 19, 2014 188 194 6 Brad Keselowski
Sunday, May 5, 2013 188 192 4 David Ragan
Sunday, October 7, 2012 188 189 1 Matt Kenseth
Sunday, May 6, 2012 188 194 6 Brad Keselowski
Sunday, April 25, 2010 188 200 12 Kevin Harvick
Sunday, November 1, 2009 188 191 3 Jamie McMurray
Sunday, October 5, 2008 188 190 2 Tony Stewart
Sunday, April 29, 2007 188 192 4 Jeff Gordon
Sunday, October 2, 2005 188 190 2 Dale Jarrett
Sunday, May 1, 2005 188 194 6 Jeff Gordon
  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway is the April 17, 2011 race won by Jimmie Johnson over second-place Clint Bowyer with a Margin of Victory of 0.002 second – the Margin of Victory is tied with the 2003 Darlington race as the closest finishes in the series using electronic scoring.

Top 10 Closest Margin of Victory in the NCS at Talladega Superspeedway

Rank Margin of Victory Winner Runner-Up Date
1 0.002 Jimmie Johnson Clint Bowyer Sunday, April 17, 2011
2 0.005 Dale Earnhardt Ernie Irvan Sunday, July 25, 1993
3 0.007 Ryan Blaney Ryan Newman Sunday, October 13, 2019
4 0.007 Ryan Blaney Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Monday, June 22, 2020
5 0.011 Kevin Harvick Jamie McMurray Sunday, April 25, 2010
6 0.018 Clint Bowyer Jeff Burton Sunday, October 23, 2011
7 0.025 Jimmy Spencer Bill Elliott Sunday, July 24, 1994
8 0.050 Sterling Marlin Dale Jarrett Sunday, July 23, 1995
9 0.052 Tony Stewart Paul Menard Sunday, October 5, 2008
10 0.060 Dale Earnhardt Ernie Irvan Sunday, May 1, 1994
0.060 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Michael Waltrip Sunday, April 21, 2002
  • Only two of the 103 NASCAR Cup Series races at Talladega have been shortened due to weather conditions:
Date Scheduled No. Of Laps Actual No. Of Laps Fewer Laps Race Winners
7/28/1996 188 129 -59 Jeff Gordon
4/30/1987 188 178 -10 Davey Allison

FEMALE COMPETITOR STATS

  • Three female drivers have competed at Talladega in the NASCAR Cup Series: Janet Guthrie, Patty Moise and Danica Patrick.
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Danica Patrick 13 21 10/15/2017
Danica Patrick 31 38 5/7/2017
Danica Patrick 30 20 10/23/2016
Danica Patrick 37 24 5/1/2016
Danica Patrick 20 27 10/25/2015
Danica Patrick 25 21 5/3/2015
Danica Patrick 27 19 10/19/2014
Danica Patrick 7 22 5/4/2014
Danica Patrick 23 33 10/20/2013
Danica Patrick 23 33 5/5/2013
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Patty Moise 36 33 7/30/1989
Driver Starting Position Finishing Position Date
Janet Guthrie 12 29 8/6/1978
Janet Guthrie 9 34 8/7/1977
Janet Guthrie 13 32 5/1/1977

NASCAR IN ALABAMA

  • There have been 167 NASCAR national series races held in the state of Alabama among seven different tracks.
Track Name City Cup Xfinity Truck Total First Year
Talladega Superspeedway Talladega 103 30 15 148 1969
Birmingham International Raceway Birmingham 8 0 0 8 1958
Chisholm Speedway Montgomery 1 0 0 1 1956
Dixie Speedway Birmingham 1 0 0 1 1960
Huntsville Speedway Huntsville 1 0 0 1 1962
Lakeview Speedway Mobile 2 0 0 2 1951
Montgomery Motor Speedway Montgomery 6 0 0 6 1955
Totals 122 30 15 167
  • The very first NASCAR national series race held in the state of Alabama was a NASCAR Cup Series event held at Lakeview Speedway (Mobile) in 1951 – the race was won by Alabama native Tim Flock (Oldsmobile).
  • The first race held at Talladega Superspeedway was in 1969 – the event was won by Richard Brickhouse (Dodge).

ALABAMA IN NASCAR

  • A total of 75 different drivers in NASCAR national series history have their home state recorded as Alabama.
  • 11 drivers from Alabama have won at least one race in NASCAR’s three national series combining to a total of 204 victories; six of the 11 winners have won in the NASCAR Cup Series.
Alabama Winners Cup Xfinity Truck Combined
1 Bobby Allison 84 2 0 86
2 Tim Flock 39 0 0 39
3 Davey Allison 19 0 0 19
4 Neil Bonnett 18 1 0 19
5 Donnie Allison 10 0 0 10
6 Red Byron 2 0 0 2
7 Steve Grissom 0 11 0 11
8 Grant Enfinger 0 0 6 6
9 Bubba Wallace 0 0 6 6
10 Rick Crawford 0 0 5 5
11 Cale Gale 0 0 1 1
Totals 172 14 18 204

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