Statistical Advance: Toyota/Save Mart 350 At Infineon RacewayJune 24, 2011 No Comments
Infineon Raceway Data
Track Size: 1.99 miles
Race Length: 110 laps/219 miles/352 kilometers
· The track opened as a 2.52-mile road course and drag strip in 1968.
· The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was held in 1989.
· The first nine races were 300 kilometers and switched to a 350k format in 1998.
· The track was reconfigured to 1.949 miles in 1998 with the installation of an 890-foot chute between the original Turns 4 and 7.
· The track was reconfigured to 2.0 miles in 2001 and re-measured at 1.99 miles in 2002.
There have been 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Infineon Raceway since the first race there in 1989.
· Rusty Wallace won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole.
· Ricky Rudd won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
· 13 different drivers have won poles; only four have won more than one.
· Jeff Gordon (five) leads all pole winners. Ricky Rudd has four, including three consecutive (1990-92), Rusty Wallace and Kasey Kahne have two apiece.
Driver Rating at Infineon Raceway
Tony Stewart 110.4
Juan Pablo Montoya 108.6
Marcos Ambrose 108.4
Jeff Gordon 100.2
Kurt Busch 100.0
Ryan Newman 96.3
Jimmie Johnson 91.7
Kyle Busch 91.3
Boris Said 90.0
Robby Gordon 88.3
Note: Driver Rating compiled from 2005-2010 races (six total) at Infineon Raceway.
2010 pole winner: Kasey Kahne (93.893 mph, 76.300 seconds)
2010 race winner: Jimmie Johnson, 74.357 mph, 6-20-10)
Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon (94.325 mph, 75.950 seconds, 6-24-05)
Track race record: Ricky Rudd (81.007 mph, 6-23-02)