Track History

 

History and Timeline

JANUARY 1964

Construction on Phoenix Raceway is completed. Scottsdale builder Richard Hogue, an amateur sports car racer, designs the track at the foothills of the Estrella Mountains to be known as the “Indianapolis of the West” as it is the only one of its kind outside of Daytona Beach and the only road racing course between the Mississippi and California. The new track includes a uniquely-shaped one-mile oval, a quarter-mile drag strip and a meandering 2.5-mile road course.

FEBRUARY 1964

Davey MacDonald wins the first race at Phoenix Raceway, an open sports car event on the road course.

MARCH 22, 1964

A.J. Foyt wins the track's first oval race, a 100-mile USAC event at an average speed of 107.536 mph.

JANUARY 1968

Don White wins the first stock car race staged at Phoenix Raceway, a 250-mile chase on the road course.

OCTOBER 1970

Hollywood giant Steve McQueen wins the 17 lap 'Winter Sprint' sports car race on the track's road course in Porsche 908 from pole position, setting a new lap record of 1:41.09.

NOVEMBER 25, 1973

Billy Englehart wins the first United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget Series race staged at Phoenix Raceway.

FEBRUARY 1977

The first "Copper World Classic" is held, featuring two road course races and two oval races. A total purse of $30,000 was offered for the entire event.

NOVEMBER 27, 1977

Cale Yarborough drives to Victory Lane in the first NASCAR Winston West Series race at Phoenix Raceway.

NOVEMBER 8, 1980

Valley resident Tom Sneva wins his first race at Phoenix Raceway in the Sugaripe Prune Phoenix Cosworth.

JANUARY 31, 1981

Ken Schrader wins for the first time at Phoenix Raceway in a National Midget Series car, starting an illustrious career in the desert that would earn him 15 professional wins (most all-time) at Phoenix Raceway in four different series.

SEPTEMBER 15, 1985

Emmett "Buddy" Jobe purchases Phoenix Raceway from Dennis Wood. At the time, the track featured less than 10,000 reserved seats.

APRIL 1987

Lightning strikes the track's main grandstand, burning the majority of the structure to the ground. Reconstruction begins.

JULY 1987

NASCAR announces the addition of an annual Winston Cup Series event to the Phoenix Raceway calendar. The inaugural visit from NASCAR's premier series is set to take place in November 1988.

OCTOBER 1988

Construction of a three-story suite building is completed outside Turn 1. Reserved seating capacity is increased to 30,000.

NOVEMBER 6, 1988

Alan Kulwicki wins the Checker 500, the first NASCAR Winston Cup Series race staged at Phoenix Raceway. A then-record crowd of 60,000 is on hand for the first "Polish Victory Lap," staged by Kulwicki after his first career win.

NOVEMBER 4, 1989

Dick Trickle wins the first of his two consecutive victories in the NASCAR Southwest Series at Phoenix Raceway.

SEPTEMBER 1990

NASCAR Winston Cup Series regular Ken Schrader registers his third-straight USAC Silver Crown Series victory at the track.

SUMMER 1991

During the summer months, the infield course is redesigned to a new configuration with 11 turns and 1.51 miles of track.

OCTOBER 4, 1992

Road racing returns to Phoenix Raceway with the debut of the International Motorsports Association (IMSA) Camel GT Series. The race is the first-ever run under lights at Phoenix Raceway.

FEBRUARY 5, 1995

The NASCAR SuperTruck Series (now the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) debuts at Phoenix Raceway. Mike Skinner is the series’ first winner, driving to victory lane in the 1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic.

OCTOBER 29, 1995

Ricky Rudd wins the fall NASCAR Winston Cup Series race in front of the first 100,000-plus crowd at Phoenix Raceway. A total of 102,000 fans are on hand for the event.

MARCH 23, 1996

Scottsdale resident Arie Luyendyk sets a one-lap world record for speed on a true one-mile oval, qualifying his Indy Racing League machine at 183.599 mph.

FEBRUARY 2, 1997

Tony Stewart celebrates his first Copper World Classic win after taking the checkered flag in the USAC National Midget Series race from the pole.

APRIL 1997

International Speedway Corporation purchases Phoenix Raceway from Emmett "Buddy" Jobe.

OCTOBER 25, 1998

A race at Phoenix Raceway is shortened due to rain for the first time in history, giving Rusty Wallace his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series win at Phoenix Raceway after ten years of attempts.

NOVEMBER 6, 1999

The first NASCAR Busch Series race is held, with former Copper World Classic winner Jeff Gordon winning in a car owned by he and his wife, Brooke.

APRIL 22, 2000

The new Grand American Road Racing Association returns sports car racing to Phoenix Raceway, with Jack Baldwin and Irv Hoerr winning the two-hour night race.

SUMMER 2003

Turn Two is modified for safety while a tunnel is installed under Turn Four.

MAY 14, 2004

NASCAR announces the realignment of the 2005 schedule, which will add a second NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. The new spring date is set for April 23, 2005.

WINTER 2004

The track installs track lights, which will change the way racing is seen at Phoenix Raceway. The following equipment is installed: 32 ground-mounted perimeter poles (70'-110' tall); 34 grandstand and rooftop-mounted poles (10'-50' tall); 153 ground-mounted infield poles (6'-24' tall); 1044 total light fixtures; Combination of 1000w, 1500w, 2000w metal halide light fixtures; 70 miles of wire; 200 tons of concrete; and 27 semi-trailers are required to transport the lighting equipment from Iowa. The lights create 146 million lumens (a typical table lamp is 25 lumens), for a total of 1.5 million watts of power per hour. The new lighting at Phoenix Raceway is the equivalent to 10,357 blocks of residential street lighting.

MARCH 30, 2005

For the first time, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series cars, on loan from the Richard Petty Driving Experience, were the first to drive under the lights at the historic one-mile oval.

APRIL 22, 2005

Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announces the expansion of the Bobby Allison Grandstand, one of the most extensive construction projects in the history of the track.

APRIL 23, 2005

Kurt Busch wins the inaugural spring NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event at Phoenix Raceway.

NOVEMBER 17, 2005

The Buddy Jobe Suite is demolished to continue the Bobby Allison Grandstand expansion.

APRIL 20, 2006

The new Bobby Allison Grandstand debuts, giving fans a sweeping view of the track from outside of Turns 1 and 2. The next day, Phoenix Raceway unveils Octane, the unique and exclusive lounge positioned six stories above Turn 1.

AUGUST 24, 2006

he W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University releases an economic impact study measuring the effect of Phoenix Raceway on Arizona. The study reports that the track is responsible for the contribution of $473 million annually to the Grand Canyon State, an amount higher than that projected for the Arizona Super Bowl to be held in nearby Glendale in 2008.

APRIL 21, 2007

Jeff Gordon opens the 20th season of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series action at Phoenix Raceway with a thrilling victory over Tony Stewart in the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™. The victory is Gordon’s first in 17 tries in the desert and the first by a driver from the pole position. It is Gordon’s 76th win, tying him for sixth all-time with Dale Earnhardt on the NEXTEL Cup Series career wins list. Gordon celebrates his win by holding a “3” flag out of his driver’s side window to commemorate the late Earnhardt’s great career.

NOVEMBER 6, 2008

SPEED Cantina, a one-of-a-kind at-track sports bar and grill, opens outside Turn 2 at Phoenix Raceway. The project, designed by Phoenix-based Detail Design & Fabrication (DD&F), is the result of a collaboration between Phoenix Raceway and the leading motorsports network, SPEED.

APRIL 2009

Phoenix Raceway opens Budweiser ROLL-BAR, a branded hospitality area on the site of the former Raceway Club.

AUGUST 13, 2010

Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announces new Sprint Cup race dates as part of widespread NASCAR schedule realignment. Phoenix Raceway’s April NASCAR race weekend moves to February – just one week after the Daytona 500 – while its fall race maintains its traditional November date as the semi-final stop in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. NASCAR’s realignment makes Phoenix Raceway the only West Coast venue with two annual Sprint Cup Series race weekends.

FEBRUARY 2011

Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announces details related to the facility’s first major track paving project since 1993. The $10 million improvement plan will feature several components:

• Installation of a new, four-layer asphalt and aggregate surface
• Widening the front stretch from 52 to 62 feet
• Reconfiguring pit road with the installation of concrete pit stalls
• Pushing out the dog-leg curve between Turn 2 and Turn 3 by 95 feet
• Lowering the infield in Turns 3 and 4 to provide better Grandstand sight lines
• Tightening the turn radius of the dog-leg from 800 to 500 feet to make it a more defined turn
• Implementing variable banking to ensure immediate side-by-side racing and the use of two racing grooves, including 10-11 degree banking through Turn 1 and Turn 2; 10-11 degree banking in the apex of the dog-leg; and 8-9 degree banking in Turn 3 and Turn 4. The project involved the removal of 684,000 square feet of asphalt from the old surface, followed by the installation of a new surface that included 7,000 cubic yards of concrete, 600,000 pounds of metal reinforcement,70,000 cubic yards of import fill and 23,000 tons of new asphalt.

FEBRUARY 27, 2011

Jeff Gordon wins the final race on the old asphalt and after participating in Victory Lane celebrations he climbs aboard a Backhoe and scrapes the first few yards of asphalt from the start/finish line.

NOVEMBER 12, 2011

Sam Hornish Jr. becomes the first driver to win an Indy car race and a major NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway. He again holds off a Penske Racing teammate (Brad Keslowski), taking his first Nationwide Series checkered flag by .0553 of a second in the WYPALL*200.

NOVEMBER 13, 2011

Kasey Kahne wins SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™, the first Sprint Cup race on Phoenix Raceway’s new race surface. With Carl Edwards second and Tony Stewart third, Kahne’s upset win proves to be the difference in Stewart winning his third Sprint Cup championship a week later.

NOVEMBER 13, 2011

A pair of first-time winners at Phoenix Raceway enjoyed Victory Lane in the desert as Elliott Sadler (Nationwide Series), and Denny Hamlin (Sprint Cup) both celebrated their triumphs. Hamlin’s victory came in the face of a record 25 lead changes among 15 drivers.

NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012

Two more first time winners – Brian Scott (Camping World Trucks) and Joey Logano (Nationwide Series) – found Victory Lane on Friday and Saturday, but the AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race was won by a familiar face: Kevin Harvick who scored his eighth major win (four Camping World Trucks, one Nationwide, three Sprint Cup) at Phoenix Raceway. For many fans, the enduring memory of the season will be the collision between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer and the subsequent shoving match between their crews.

MARCH 1, 2013

Abraham Calderon captures the checkered flag in the inaugural stateside running of the NASCAR Mexico Series at Phoenix Raceway.

2014

Phoenix Raceway celebrated its 50th Anniversary, recognizing relationships with its fans, community partners and the racing industry. In addition to welcoming back some of the biggest names in Phoenix Raceway racing history, track visitors could tour a one-of-a-kind interactive and three-dimensional race weekend exhibit entitled Memory Lane.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

With a daring last-lap pass, Daniel Suarez claimed his fourth consecutive victory in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series, celebrating the start of the series’ 11th season and the 50th anniversary of Phoenix Raceway with a thrilling ending in the Toyota 120.

MARCH 2, 2014

Kevin Harvick solidified his place as the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver in the history of Phoenix Raceway, leading 224 of the 312 laps to win The Profit on CNBC 500 – his Sprint Cup win at Phoenix Raceway. Legendary racer A.J. Foyt, who won the inaugural professional race at Phoenix Raceway in 1964, returned to the track and presented the trophy to Harvick in Victory Lane.

NOVEMBER 9, 2014

Needing a win to advance to the Championship Round of new Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick did just that, leading 264 of 312 laps en route to a dominant victory in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. The win was Harvick’s third in a row at Phoenix Raceway, matching him with Jimmie Johnson as the only drivers to “three-peat” at the track, and making Harvick the only driver to sweep both Cup races in a season on two separate occasions – he also swept in 2006. A week later at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick won again to capture his first Sprint Cup Series Championship.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

In his first start at Phoenix Raceway, Todd Gilliland becomes the youngest winner of a professional race in the track's 52-year history when he took the lead after a blown right fron tire ended J.J. Haley's dominating run with six laps to go in the Casino Arizona 100, the championship race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series-West title.

NOVEMBER 15, 2015

In honor of his final race in the Valley of the Sun, Phoenix Raceway is officially renamed Jeff Gordon Raceway for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 as a way for all fans to celebrate the importance Gordon had on the track, the fans and the sport as a whole. It is the first time that a track has been renamed for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In qualifying, Jimmie Johnson earned his third pole award in Phoenix by running a track-record lap of 143.158 mph. The semi-final race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup was won by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who used pit strategy and the return of rain to win an abbreviated Eliminator Round race

MARCH 12, 2016

Kyle Busch wins the AXALTA Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 in dominating fashion to become the lap leader in professional races at Phoenix Raceway, and the first driver to lead over 2,500 laps in the Valley of the Sun. The victory marked Busch's ninth NASCAR XFINITY Series win at Phoenix Raceway - the most of any driver in any professional series at the track.

MARCH 13, 2016

In the closest margin of victory in Phoenix Raceway's 53-year history, Kevin Harvick wins his 13th major professional race in Phoenix by holding off Carl Edwards by 0.010 of a second in the Good Sam 500. By leading 139 laps in his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at the one-mile oval - his sixth win of the last seven races in the desert - Harvick joined Kyle Busch as the only two drivers to lead more than 2,000 laps at Phoenix.

APRIL 2, 2016

Phoenix Raceway announced on October 27, 2015 the return of the Verizon IndyCar Series with the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix race on April 2, 2016. Helio Castroneves became the new Phoenix Raceway "Speed King" after shattering the track record - set in 1996 by Arie Luyendyk (183.599 mph) - by touring the one-mile oval in a two-lap average of 192.324 mph to win the pole. With several IndyCar legends in attendance, the race was won by defending series champion Scott Dixon, who earned a track-record winning speed of 139.822 to take home the first A.J. Foyt Championship Trophy.

NOVEMBER 13, 2016

After a wild finish, Joey Logano captures his first Sprint Cup win at Phoenix Raceway to clinch a spot in the Championship 4 in Homestead. Tucson native, Alex Bowman sat in for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and dominated most of the race by leading 194 of 324 laps. A late caution called for an overtime restart where Alex Bowman and Matt Kenseth collided sending Kenseth into the outside wall as his championship hopes vanished in a cloud of tire smoke. Logano held off Kyle Busch on the last 2 laps of the second overtime to win by 0.587 seconds.

JANUARY 30, 2017

International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Phoenix Raceway announced the plans of a $178 million modernization of the race track with a variety of enhanced amenities for fans, teams, sponsors, and stakeholders.

MARCH 19, 2017

Ryan Newman snaps a 127-race winless streak by taking the checkered flag at the Camping World 500. Newman only led 6 laps of the 314 lap race, but a late-race pit strategy by crew chief Luke Lambert led to Newman’s overtime victory. Joey Logano sat on the pole and led him to capture Stage 1 in Phoenix Raceway’s first ever stage race. Chase Elliott took home Stage 2 after a bold, three wide pass on the outside of Joey Logano and Kyle Larson.

APRIL 29, 2017

Helio Castroneves successfully defended his Speed King title by breaking his own record by running 194.905 mph in his 2 lap qualifier to earn the pole. Simon Pagenaud captured his first oval track win of his career at the Desert Diamond West Valley Grand Prix. Pagenaud took the lead on lap 137 of the 250 lap race and blazed to victory with a record average speed of 144.058.

NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Circle K Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, passed a desperate Chase Elliott in the closing laps to win the Can-Am 500 in front of a sellout crowd. This was Kenseth’s second Monster Energy Series win at Phoenix, his first coming in 2002. In 30 starts, he has seven top fives and 12 top 10s. He also has one NASCAR XFINITY Series win in the Valley of the Sun in 2006.

JANUARY 2018

Phoenix Raceway and ISM Connect, a pioneer in smart venue technology, announced a multi-year partnership on September 26, 2017 that includes naming rights for the Raceway’s modernized venue as well as the installation of a groundbreaking digital fan engagement experience. Beginning in 2018, the venue will be known as ISM Raceway.

MARCH 11, 2018

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 for Stewart-Haas Racing, became the first driver since 2015 to win three consecutive races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by claiming the victory in Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway. It was Harvick’s ninth career victory in Phoenix, extending his all-time wins record at the track. The win was also Harvick’s 40th career win, tying him with NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin for 18th on the career wins list in the Monster Energy Series.

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, celebrated in the new Gatorade Victory Lane following a sold out Can-Am 500.

The Can-Am 500 marked the completion of ISM Raceway’s Opening Weekend following its $178 million modernization project.

MARCH 10, 2019

Kyle Busch has become very familiar with ISM Raceway’s new Gatorade Victory Lane, returning to it on Sunday following his victory in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series TicketGuardian 500, his second win in as many days. Busch captured the iK9 Service Dog 200 to earn his record 11th win at ISM Raceway in the Xfinity Series on Saturday, March 9.

MARCH 26, 2019

The Valley of the Sun will play host to a new championship sporting event as NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Championship Weekend will be held at ISM Raceway, November 6-8, 2020, for the first time in the sport’s history. Featuring the deciding races for each of the three NASCAR national touring series, this exciting development was announced in a press conference today from ISM Raceway’s Gatorade Victory Lane, which included track president Julie Giese, NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton and Governor of Arizona Doug Ducey.

JANUARY 3, 2020

ISM Raceway returns to the name Phoenix Raceway.

Record Book

NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE WINNERS

FanShield 500 Race Winners
2005 // Kurt Busch
2006 // Kevin Harvick
2007 // Jeff Gordon
2008 // Jimmie Johnson
2009 // Mark Martin
2010 // Ryan Newman
2011 // Jeff Gordon
2012 // Denny Hamlin
2013 // Carl Edwards
2014 // Kevin Harvick
2015 // Kevin Harvick
2016 // Kevin Harvick
2017 // Ryan Newman
2018 // Kevin Harvick
2019 // Kyle Busch
2020 // Joey Logano

NASCAR November Race Winners
1988 // Alan Kulwicki
1989 // Bill Elliott
1990 // Dale Earnhardt
1991 // Davey Allison
1992 // Davey Allison
1993 // Mark Martin
1994 // Terry Labonte
1995 // Ricky Rudd
1996 // Bobby Hamilton
1997 // Dale Jarrett
1998 // Rusty Wallace
1999 // Tony Stewart
2000 // Jeff Burton
2001 // Jeff Burton
2002 // Matt Kenseth
2003 // Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2004 // Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2005 // Kyle Busch
2006 // Kevin Harvick
2007 // Jimmie Johnson
2008 // Jimmie Johnson
2009 // Jimmie Johnson
2010 // Carl Edwards
2011 // Kasey Kahne
2012 // Kevin Harvick
2013 // Kevin Harvick
2014 // Kevin Harvick
2015 // Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2016 // Joey Logano
2017 // Matt Kenseth
2018 // Kyle Busch
2019 // Denny Hamlin
2020 // Chase Elliott

NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WINNERS

2020//Chase Elliott

NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE RECORDS

LOWEST STARTING POSITION, WINNER

Ricky Rudd, 1995......................................... 29

Matt Kenseth, 2002....................................... 28

Ryan Newman, 2017..................................... 22

RACE WINNERS FROM THE POLE

Carl Edwards............................... Nov. 10, 2010

Mark Martin.................................. Apr. 18, 2009

Jimmie Johnson............................ Nov. 9, 2008

Jeff Gordon................................. Apr. 21, 2007

Kevin Harvick............................... Mar. 15, 2015

FASTEST AVERAGE SPEED

Tony Stewart, Nov. 7, 1999.................... 118.132

Matt Kenseth, Nov. 10, 2002.................. 113.857

Kevin Harvick, Mar. 13, 2016.................. 113.212

FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED

Jimmie Johnson, Nov. 15, 2015............. 143.158

Denny Hamlin, Nov. 9, 2014.................. 142.113

Kevin Harvick, Mar. 15, 2015................. 140.751

MOST LAPS LED

Kevin Harvick, Nov. 9, 2014......................... 264

Dale Earnhardt, Nov. 4, 1990....................... 262

Kevin Harvick, Nov. 12, 2006....................... 252

MOST LAPS LED, NON-WINNER

Kyle Busch, Nov. 11, 2012........................... 237

Alex Bowman, Nov. 13, 2016........................ 194

Denny Hamlin, Nov. 14, 2010....................... 190

FEWEST LAPS LED, WINNER

Ryan Newman, Apr. 10, 2010........................... 4

Kevin Harvick, Apr. 22, 2006.......................... 10

Kasey Kahne, Nov. 13, 2011.......................... 14

MOST CAUTIONS

12.................................Twice, last, Mar. 8, 2020

11................................................. Nov. 7, 2004

10.......................... Six times, last, Mar. 15, 2015

MOST LEAD CHANGES

28............................................... Feb. 27, 2011

25............................................... March 4, 2012

23............................... Twice, last, Nov. 10, 2013

NASCAR CUP SERIES CAREER RECORDS

STARTS

Mark Martin.................................................. 34

Jeff Gordon.................................................. 34

Ryan Newman.............................................. 32

Kurt Busch................................................... 31

Kevin Harvick................................................ 31

STARTS, ACTIVE DRIVERS

Ryan Newman.............................................. 32

Kurt Busch................................................... 31

Kevin Harvick............................................... 31

Jimmie Johnson........................................... 30

Jamie McMurray........................................... 30

WINS

Kevin Harvick................................................. 9

Jimmie Johnson............................................. 4

Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................... 3

Jeff Gordon................................................... 2

Mark Martin................................................... 2

Ryan Newman............................................... 2

Jeff Burton.................................................... 2

Carl Edwards................................................. 2

Davey Allison................................................ 2

TOP 5 FINISHES

Jimmie Johnson........................................... 15

Kevin Harvick.............................................. 15

Mark Martin................................................. 12

Jeff Gordon................................................. 12

Denny Hamlin............................................. 11

TOP 10 FINISHES

Jeff Gordon................................................. 24

Mark Martin................................................. 21

Jimmie Johnson........................................... 20

Kevin Harvick............................................... 19

Kurt Busch................................................... 17

POLES

Ryan Newman.............................................. 4

Mark Martin.................................................. 3

Jeff Gordon.................................................. 3

Carl Edwards................................................ 3

Rusty Wallace............................................... 3

Jimmie Johnson............................................ 3

Kyle Busch................................................... 3

LAPS LED

Kevin Harvick............................................ 1,484

Jimmie Johnson........................................... 990

Mark Martin................................................. 911

Rusty Wallace.............................................. 868

Kurt Busch.................................................. 751

LAPS LED, NO WINS

Greg Biffle (26 starts).................................. 389

Alex Bowman (5 starts)................................ 194

Geoff Bodine (13 starts)............................... 149

Chase Elliott (4 starts).................................. 140

Brad Keselowski (17 starts).......................... 119

LAPS COMPLETED

Mark Martin............................................ 10,477

Jeff Gordon............................................ 10,356

Kevin Harvick........................................... 9,341

Kurt Busch............................................... 9,322

Bobby Labonte......................................... 9,062

AVERAGE STARTING POSITION (Min. 5 starts)

Kyle Larson................................................. 6.2

Rusty Wallace.............................................. 8.1

Alan Kulwicki............................................... 8.6

Jeff Gordon............................................... 10.8

Denny Hamlin............................................ 11.3

Kyle Busch................................................. 11.4

AVERAGE FINISH (Min. 5 starts)

Alan Kulwicki............................................... 5.2

Dale Earnhardt............................................ 9.5

Kevin Harvick.............................................. 9.7

Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 10.0

Jeff Gordon................................................ 10.8

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE WINNERS

NASCAR Xfinity Series 200 - Spring Race Winners
2005 // Greg Biffle
2006 // Kevin Harvick
2007 // Clint Bowyer
2008 // Kyle Busch
2009 // Greg Biffle
2010 // Kyle Busch
2011 // Kyle Busch
2012 // Elliott Sadler
2013 // Kyle Busch
2014 // Kyle Busch
2015 // Joey Logano
2016 // Kyle Busch
2017 // Justin Allgaier
2018 // Brad Keselowski
2019 // Kyle Busch
2020 // Brandon Jones

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino 200 - Fall Race Winners
1999 // Jeff Gordon
2000 // Jeff Burton
2001 // Greg Biffle
2002 // Scott Wimmer
2003 // Bobby Hamilton Jr.
2004 //  Jamie McMurray
2005 // Carl Edwards
2006 // Matt Kenseth
2007 // Kyle Busch
2008 // Carl Edwards
2009 // Carl Edwards
2010 // Carl Edwards
2011 // Sam Hornish Jr.
2012 // Joey Logano
2013 // Kyle Busch
2014 // Brad Keselowski
2015 // Kyle Busch
2016 // Kyle Busch
2017 // William Byron
2018 // Christopher Bell
2019 // Justin Allgaier                                          2020//Austin Cindric

NASCAR XFINITY CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

2020//Austin Cindric

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE RECORDS

LOWEST STARTING POSITION, WINNER

Greg Biffle, April 22, 2005............................. 20

Scott Wimmer, Nov. 9, 2002.......................... 18

Kevin Harvick, April 21, 2006......................... 14

RACE WINNERS FROM THE POLE

Six times, last by Kyle Busch.... Nov. 12, 2016

FASTEST AVERAGE SPEED

Elliott Sadler, March 3, 2012.................. 116.317

Jeff Burton, Nov. 4, 2000...................... 115.145

Jeff Gordon, Nov. 6, 1999..................... 115.053

FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED

Kyle Busch, Nov. 14, 2015.................... 138.504

Erik Jones, Mar. 12, 2016..................... 136.789

Joey Logano, Mar. 14, 2015.................. 135.201

MOST LAPS LED

Kyle Busch, Feb. 26, 2011.......................... 200*

Kyle Busch, Nov. 14, 2015.......................... 190

Kyle Busch, Nov. 8, 2014............................ 187

*Led every lap

MOST LAPS LED, NON-WINNER

Kyle Busch, Nov. 8, 2014............................ 187

Greg Biffle, Nov. 9, 2002............................. 185

Kyle Busch, Nov. 6, 2004............................ 151

FEWEST LAPS LED, WINNER

Brad Keselowski, Nov. 8, 2014........................ 9

Scott Wimmer, Nov. 9, 2002.......................... 15

Elliott Sadler, March 3, 2012.......................... 26

MOST CAUTIONS

14............................................... April 22, 2005

11..................... Three times, last, Nov. 10, 2007

10.............................. Twice, last, Nov. 10, 2010

MOST LEAD CHANGES

14............................................... April 11, 2008

13............................................. March 18, 2017

11................................ Twice, last, Nov. 6, 2004

NASCAR XFINITY SERIES CAREER RECORDS

STARTS

Kevin Harvick............................................... 23

Mike Wallace................................................ 22

Mike Bliss..................................................... 21

Kyle Busch................................................... 21

Brad Keselowski............................................ 19

WINS

Kyle Busch..................................................... 10

Carl Edwards.................................................. 4

Greg Biffle..................................................... 3

Joey Logano.................................................. 2

13 Drivers...................................................... 1

TOP 5 FINISHES

Kevin Harvick............................................... 17

Kyle Busch................................................... 14

Carl Edwards................................................ 10

Brad Keselowski............................................ 10

Greg Biffle..................................................... 7

TOP 10 FINISHES

Kevin Harvick............................................... 19

Kyle Busch................................................... 17

Carl Edwards................................................ 13

Matt Kenseth................................................ 13

Brad Keselowski............................................ 13

POLES

Kyle Busch..................................................... 9

Carl Edwards.................................................. 3

Denny Hamlin................................................. 3

Joey Logano................................................... 3

Erik Jones...................................................... 2

LAPS LED

Kyle Busch.............................................. 2,001

Carl Edwards.............................................. 568

Greg Biffle.................................................. 536

Joey Logano............................................... 388

Kevin Harvick............................................. 327

LAPS COMPLETED

Kevin Harvick........................................... 4,410

Kyle Busch............................................... 4,102

Mike Wallace............................................ 4,025

Mike Bliss.................................................. 3,791

Brad Keselowski......................................... 3,658

AVERAGE STARTING POSITION (Min. 5 starts)

Erik Jones................................................... 2.1

Kyle Busch.................................................. 4.4

Joey Logano................................................ 5.3

Denny Hamlin.............................................. 5.5

Carl Edwards............................................... 5.8

AVERAGE FINISH (Min. 5 starts)

Erik Jones................................................... 4.6

Joey Logano................................................ 5.2

Carl Edwards............................................... 5.6

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr...................................... 5.6

Kyle Busch................................................... 6.1

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCKS SERIES RACE WINNERS

Lucas Oil 150 Race Winners
1995 // Spring: Mike Skinner, Fall: Mike Skinner
1996 // Spring: Jack Sprague, Fall: Jack Sprague
1997 // Spring: Jack Sprague, Fall: Joe Ruttman
1998 // Spring: Ron Hornaday Jr., Fall: Mike Bliss
1999 // Ron Hornaday Jr.
2000 // Joe Ruttman
2001 // Greg Biffle
2002 // Kevin Harvick
2003 // Kevin Harvick
2004 // David Starr
2005 // Todd Bodine
2006 // Johnny Benson Jr.
2007 // Kyle Busch
2008 // Kevin Harvick
2009 // Kevin Harvick
2010 // Clint Bowyer
2011 // Kyle Busch
2012 // Brian Scott
2013 // Erik Jones
2014 // Erik Jones
2015 // Timothy Peters
2016 // Daniel Suarez
2017 // Johnny Sauter
2018 // Brett Moffitt
2019 // Stewart Friesen

NASCAR TRUCK SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER  

2020//Sheldon Creed

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES RACE RECORDS

LOWEST STARTING POSITION, WINNER

Mike Skinner, Feb. 5, 1995............................ 16

Greg Biffle, Oct. 26, 2001.............................. 11

Three Drivers............................................... 10

RACE WINNERS FROM THE POLE

Six times, last by Erik Jones, Nov. 7, 2014

FASTEST AVERAGE SPEED

Kevin Harvick, Nov. 8, 2002................... 108.014

Kevin Harvick, Oct. 31, 2003.................. 107.527

Joe Ruttman, Nov. 1, 1997.................... 103.942

FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED

Erik Jones, Nov. 13, 2015..................... 137.515

Erik Jones, Nov. 7, 2014....................... 135.532

Nelson Piquet, Jr. Nov. 9, 2012............. 134.439

MOST LAPS LED

Jack Sprague, April 21, 1996........... 151 (of 186)

Jack Sprague, Oct. 26, 1996........... 144 (of 186)

Erik Jones, Nov. 7, 2014................. 114 (of 126)

MOST LAPS LED, NON-WINNER

William Byron, Nov. 11, 2016....................... 112

Erik Jones, Nov. 13, 2015............................ 106

Jack Sprague, April 19, 1998......................... 93

FEWEST LAPS LED, WINNER

Ron Hornaday, Jr., April 19, 1998.................. 20

David Starr, Nov. 5, 2004.............................. 28

Timothy Peters, Nov. 13, 2015...................... 28

MOST CAUTIONS

13................................................. Nov. 9, 2007

11............................................... Nov. 10, 2006

9........................ Three times, last Apr. 21, 1996

MOST LEAD CHANGES

12................................................ Oct. 24, 1998

9.......................... Four times, last Nov. 13, 2015

8................................................... Nov. 9, 2012

NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES CAREER RECORDS

STARTS

Ron Hornaday, Jr.......................................... 19

Matt Crafton................................................. 17

Jack Sprague................................................ 16

Terry Cook................................................... 16

Two Drivers.................................................. 15

WINS

Kevin Harvick................................................. 4

Jack Sprague................................................. 3

Erik Jones...................................................... 2

Kyle Busch..................................................... 2

Ron Hornaday, Jr........................................... 2

Mike Skinner.................................................. 2

Joe Ruttman................................................... 2

TOP 5 FINISHES

Ron Hornaday, Jr.......................................... 10

Jack Sprague................................................. 9

Matt Crafton.................................................. 6

Mike Skinner.................................................. 6

Four Drivers.................................................. 5

TOP 10 FINISHES

Ron Hornaday, Jr.......................................... 13

Jack Sprague................................................ 13

Matt Crafton................................................. 11

Mike Skinner................................................. 10

Joe Ruttman................................................. 9

POLES

Jack Sprague................................................. 5

Ron Hornaday, Jr........................................... 2

Mike Skinner.................................................. 2

Mike Bliss...................................................... 2

Stacy Compton.............................................. 2

Erik Jones..................................................... 2

LAPS LED

Jack Sprague............................................. 739

Kyle Busch................................................. 319

Erik Jones.................................................. 304

Kevin Harvick............................................. 301

Mike Bliss.................................................. 219

LAPS COMPLETED

Ron Hornaday, Jr..................................... 2,725

Matt Crafton............................................ 2,491

Jack Sprague........................................... 2,457

Terry Cook.............................................. 2,361

Rick Crawford.......................................... 2,264

AVERAGE STARTING POSITION (Min. 5 starts)

Kyle Busch.................................................. 5.7

Jack Sprague.............................................. 6.9

Johnny Benson Jr....................................... 7.8

Mike Bliss................................................... 8.0

Matt Crafton............................................... 8.0

AVERAGE FINISH (Min. 5 starts)

Kyle Busch.................................................. 4.0

Jack Sprague.............................................. 5.7

Mike Skinner............................................... 7.2

Joe Ruttman............................................... 7.9

Ted Musgrave............................................. 8.2

INDYCAR SERIES WINNERS

Phoenix Grand Prix Race Winners
1964 // A.J. Foyt
1964 // Lloyd Ruby
1965 // Don Branson
1965 // A.J. Foyt
1966 // Jim McElreath
1966 // Mario Andretti
1967 // Lloyd Ruby
1967 // Mario Andretti
1968 // Bobby Unser
1968 // Gary Bettenausen
1969 // George Follmer
1969 // Al Unser
1970 // Al Unser
1970 // Swede Savage
1971 // Al Unser
1971 // A.J. Foyt
1972 // Bobby Unser
1972 // Bobby Unser
1973 // Gordon Johncock
1974 // Mike Mosley
1974 // Gordon Johncock
1975 // Johnny Rutherford
1975 // A.J. Foyt
1976 // Bobby Unser
1976 // Al Unser
1977 // Johnny Rutherford
1977 // Gordon Johncock
1978 // Gordon Johncock
1978 // Johnny Rutherford
1979 // Gordon Johncock
1979 // Al Unser
1980 // Tom Sneva
1981 // Johnny Rutherford
1981 // Tom Sneva
1982 // Rick Mears
1982 // Tom Sneva
1983 // Teo Fabi
1984 // Tom Sneva
1984 // Bobby Rahal
1985 // Al Unser
1986 // Kevin Cogan
1986 // Michael Andretti
1987 // Roberto Guerrero
1988 // Mario Andretti
1989 // Rick Mears
1990 // Rick Mears
1991 // Arie Luyendyk
1992 // Bobby Rahal
1993 // Mario Andretti
1994 // Emerson Fittipaldi
1995 // Robby Gordon
1996 // Arie Luyendyk
1997 // Jim Guthrie
1998 // Scott Sharp
1999 // Scott Goodyear
2000 // Buddy Lazier
2001 // Sam Hornish, Jr.
2002 // Helio Castroneves
2003 // Tony Kanaan
2004 // Tony Kanaan
2005 // Sam Hornish, Jr.
2016 // Scott Dixon
2017 // Simon Pagenau
2018 // Josef Newgarden

ARCA MENARDS SERIES RACE WINNERS

ARCA Menards Series Race Winners
1977 // Cale Yarborough
1978 // Richard Petty
1979 // Neil Bonnett
1980 // Richard Petty
1981 // Richard Petty
1982 // Bobby Allison
1983 // Ron Eaton
1984 // Bill Schmitt
1988 // Alan Kulwicki
1989 // Bill Elliott
1990 // Dale Earnhardt
1991 // Davey Allison
1992 // Davey Allison
1993 // Mark Martin
1994 // Terry Labonte
1995 // Ricky Rudd
1996 // Bobby Hamilton
1998 // Rich Woodland, Jr.
1999 // Mike Wallace
2000 // Kevin Richards
2001 // Ken Schrader
2002 // Austin Cameron
2003 // Ken Schrader
2003 // Scott Lynch
2004 // Ken Schrader
2004 // Scott Lynch
2005 // David Gilliland
2005 // Burney Lamar
2006 // Ken Schrader
2006 // Andrew Myers
2007 // Joey Logano
2008 // Mike David
2009 // Jason Bowles
2010 // Eric Holmes
2010 // Greg Pursley
2011 // Greg Pursley
2011 // Ryan Blaney
2012 // David Mayhew
2012 // Michael Self
2013 // Greg Pursley
2013 // Gray Gaulding
2014 // Cole Custer
2014 // Nick Drake
2015 // Todd Gilliland
2019 // Ty Gibbs
2020 // Chandler Smith

ARCA MENARDS SERIES WEST CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER

2020//Jesse Love

INDYCAR SERIES CAREER RECORDS
ARCA MENARDS SERIES RACE RECORDS

LOWEST STARTING POSITION, WINNER

Rich Woodland, Jr., April 19, 1998................. 21

Ken Schrader, Jan. 25, 2004.......................... 19

Neil Bonnett, Nov. 25, 1979........................... 11

RACE WINNERS FROM THE POLE

Ten times, last by Nick Drake, Nov. 6, 2014

FASTEST AVERAGE SPEED

Scott Lynch, Oct. 5, 2003...................... 114.262

David Gilliland, Jan. 30, 2005................ 108.532

Michael Self, Nov. 10, 2012................... 105.945

FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED

Greg Pursley, March 2, 2013.................. 133.949

Cole Custer, Nov. 8, 2013...................... 133.894

Greg Pursley, Nov. 12, 2011.................. 133.859

MOST LAPS LED

Richard Petty, Nov. 25, 1979........... 137 (of 156)

Austin Cameron, Feb. 2, 2002......... 134 (of 150)

Ken Schrader, Feb. 2, 2003............. 124 (of 151)

MOST LAPS LED, NON-WINNER

Richard Petty, Nov. 25, 1979........... 137 (of 156)

Neil Bonnett, Nov. 27, 1977............... 99 (of 156)

Neil Bonnett, Nov. 29, 1981............... 84 (of 156)

FEWEST LAPS LED, WINNER

Gray Gaulding, Nov. 8, 2013................. 1 (of 50)

Eric Holmes, April 8, 2010................. 17 (of 104)

Neil Bonnett, Nov. 25, 1979............... 19 (of 156)

DRIVERS WHO LED EVERY LAP OF THE RACE

Nick Drake, Nov. 6, 2014................ 103 (of 103)

David Mayhew, March 3, 2012............ 50 (of 50)

Michael Self, Nov. 10, 2012................ 50 (of 50)

MOST CAUTIONS

11............................................... Nov. 13, 2010

10................................................. April 8, 2010

10............................................... April 20, 2006

10................................................. Nov. 3, 1991

MOST LEAD CHANGES

20................................................ Oct. 31, 1993

19................................................ Oct. 27, 1996

18................................................. Nov. 3, 1991

ARCA MENARDS SERIES CAREER RECORDS

STARTS

Brett Thompson........................................... 24

Daryl Harr.................................................... 21

Johnny Borneman, III................................... 21

Jack Sellers.................................................. 20

Carl Harr...................................................... 18

WINS

Ken Schrader................................................. 4

Richard Petty................................................. 3

Greg Pursley.................................................. 3

Scott Lynch.................................................... 2

Davey Allison................................................. 2

TOP 5 FINISHES

Greg Pursley.................................................. 8

Bobby Allison................................................. 6

Mike David..................................................... 6

Four Drivers Tied............................................ 5

TOP 10 FINISHES

Brett Thompson............................................ 10

Greg Pursley................................................ 10

Scott Gaylord................................................. 9

Austin Cameron.............................................. 9

Ken Schrader................................................. 9

POLES

Greg Pursley.................................................. 4

Mike Duncan.................................................. 4

Richard Petty................................................. 3

LAPS LED

Mark Martin................................................ 448

Rusty Wallace............................................. 378

Richard Petty.............................................. 362

Ricky Rudd................................................. 346

Ken Schrader.............................................. 341

LAPS COMPLETED

Ken Schrader........................................... 3,614

Derrick Cope............................................ 3,034

Kyle Petty................................................ 2,909

AVERAGE STARTING POSITION (Min. 5 starts)

Bobby Allison.............................................. 3.4

Rusty Wallace............................................. 5.1

Mark Martin................................................ 5.8

AVERAGE FINISH (Min. 5 starts)

Bobby Allison.............................................. 5.1

Alan Kulwicki............................................... 5.2

Mike David.................................................. 6.7

Steve Portenga............................................ 7.4

Scott Lynch................................................. 7.8

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES RACE WINNERS

NASCAR Peak Mexico Series Race Winners
2013 // Abraham Calderon
2014 // Daniel Suarez
2015 // Ruben Pardo

NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES RACE RECORDS

LOWEST STARTING POSITION, WINNER

Abraham Calderon, March 1, 2013................... 5

Daniel Suarez, Feb. 28, 2014........................... 2

RACE WINNERS FROM THE POLE

None

FASTEST AVERAGE SPEED

Daniel Suarez, Feb. 28, 2014................... 85.868

Abraham Calderon, March 1, 2013........... 74.709

FASTEST QUALIFYING SPEED

Ruben Pardo, Feb. 28, 2014.................. 124.783

Jorge Goeters, March 1, 2013................ 122.096

MOST LAPS LED

Antonio Perez, Feb. 28, 2014......................... 63

Abraham Calderon, March 1, 2013................. 62

Daniel Suarez, Feb. 28, 2014......................... 45

MOST LAPS LED, NON-WINNER

Antonio Perez, Feb. 28, 2014......................... 63

FEWEST LAPS LED, WINNER

Daniel Suarez, Feb. 28, 2014......................... 45

Abraham Calderon, March 1, 2013................. 62

MOST CAUTIONS

6................................................. Feb. 28, 2014

4................................................. March 1, 2013

MOST LEAD CHANGES

7................................................. Feb. 28, 2014

2................................................. March 1, 2013