Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Start Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Site: Charlotte Motor Speedway -- Concord, N.C.
Track: 1.5-mile oval
Capacity: 135,000 (Grandstand seating)
On TV: ABC
On Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN)/SIRIUS NASCAR Radio
Race record: Jeff Gordon, 1999 (160.306 mph)
Qualifying record: Denny Hamlin, 2013 (195.624 mph)
Defending champion: Clint Bowyer
Runner up: Denny Hamlin
Pole winner: Greg Biffle (193.708 mph)
1. Clint Bowyer (Start: 4)
2. Denny Hamlin (9)
3. Jimmie Johnson (5)
4. Greg Biffle (1)
5. Kyle Busch (8)
6. Mark Martin (2)
7. Carl Edwards (19)
8. Kasey Kahne (10)
9. Joey Logano (12)
10. Martin Truex Jr (6)
Average speed: 154.935 mph
Time of race: 3 hrs., 14 mins., 1 sec.
Margin of victory: 0.417 secs.
Caution flags: 5 for 23 laps
Lead changes: 20 among 8 drivers
2012 Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 154.935 mph
2011 Matt Kenseth, Ford, 146.194 mph
2010 Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 140.391 mph
2009 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 137.658 mph
2008 Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 133.699 mph
2007 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 125.868 mph
2006 Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 132.142 mph
2005 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 120.334 mph
2004 Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 130.201 mph
2003 Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 142.871 mph
2002 Jamie McMurray, Dodge, 141.481 mph
2001 Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 139.006 mph
2000 Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 133.630 mph
1999 Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 160.306 mph
1998 Mark Martin, Ford, 123.188 mph
1997 Dale Jarrett, Ford, 144.323 mph
1996 Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 143.143 mph
1995 Mark Martin, Ford, 145.358 mph
1994 Dale Jarrett, Chevrolet, 145.922 mph
1993 Ernie Irvan, Ford, 154.537 mph
1992 Mark Martin, Ford, 153.537 mph
1991 Geoff Bodine, Ford, 138.984 mph
1990 Davey Allison, Ford, 137.428 mph
1989 Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, 149.863 mph
1988 Rusty Wallace, Pontiac, 130.677 mph
1987 Bill Elliott, Ford, 128.443 mph
1986 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 132.403 mph
1985 Cale Yarborough, Ford, 136.761 mph
1984 Bill Elliott, Ford, 146.861 mph
1983 Richard Petty, Pontiac, 139.998 mph
1982 Harry Gant, Buick, 137.208 mph
1981 Darrell Waltrip, Buick, 117.483 mph
1980 Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 135.243 mph
1979 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 134.266 mph
1978 Bobby Allison, Ford, 141.826 mph
1977 Benny Parsons, Chevrolet, 142.780 mph
1976 Donnie Allison, Chevrolet, 141.226 mph
1975 Richard Petty, Dodge, 132.209 mph
1974 David Pearson, Mercury, 119.912 mph
1973 Cale Yarborough, Chevrolet, 145.240 mph
1972 Bobby Allison, Chevrolet, 133.234 mph
1971 Bobby Allison, Mercury, (126.140 mph
1970 LeeRoy Yarborough, Mercury, 123.246 mph
1969 Donnie Allison, Ford, 131.271 mph
1968 Charlie Glotzbach, Dodge, 135.324 mph
1967 Buddy Baker, Dodge, 130.317 mph
1966 LeeRoy Yarborough, Dodge, 130.743 mph
1965 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 119.118 mph
1964 Fred Lorenzen, Ford, 134.559 mph
1963 Junior Johnson, Chevrolet, 132.105 mph
1962 Junior Johnson, Pontiac, 132.085 mph
1961 Joe Weatherly, Pontiac, 119.800 mph
1960 Speedy Thompson, Ford, 112.760 mph
Race: Hollywood Casino 400 (Oct. 6)
Site: Kansas Speedway -- Kansas City, Kan.
Finish line order: Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards
Time of Race: 3 hrs., 29 mins., 10 secs.
Average speed: 114.864 mph
Margin of victory: 1.140 secs.
Caution flags: 15 for 71 laps
Lead changes: 24 among 12 drivers
Lap leaders: K. Harvick 1-44; C. Mears 45-45; K. Harvick 46-79; J. Johnson K. Harvick 1-44; C. Mears 45-45; K. Harvick 46-79; J. Johnson 80-80; K. Harvick 81-81; J. Johnson 82-86; D. Earnhardt Jr 87-88; T. Kvapil 89-89; D. Earnhardt Jr 90-91; M. Kenseth 92-112; D. Earnhardt Jr 113-113; D. Ragan 114-115; D. Earnhardt Jr 116-120; J. Logano 121-139; K. Harvick 140-144; Ky. Busch 145-145; K. Harvick 146-156; J. Logano 157-170; B. Keselowski 171-198; K. Harvick 199-199; B. Keselowski 200-223; K. Harvick 224-229; J. Yeley 230-230; J. Burton 231-231; K. Harvick 232-267.
#1 Jamie McMurray (Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/McDonald's
#2 Brad Keselowski (Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne (Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Quaker State
#7 Dave Blaney (Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/TBA
#9 Marcos Ambrose (Launceston, Australia) Ford/Bostitch
#10 Danica Patrick (Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Denny Hamlin (Chesterfield, VA) Toyota/FedEx Ground
#13 Casey Mears (Bakersfield, CA) Ford/Geico
#14 Mark Martin (Batesville, AR) Chevrolet/Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops
#15 * Clint Bowyer (Emporia, KS) Toyota/5-Hour Energy
#16 Greg Biffle (Vancouver, WA) Ford/3M
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Best Buy
#18 Kyle Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/M&M's
#20 Matt Kenseth (Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#22 Joey Logano (Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#24 Jeff Gordon (Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Axalta
#27 Paul Menard (Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Duracell
#29 Kevin Harvick (Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Jimmy John's
#30 Cole Whitt (Alpine, CA) Toyota/Swan Energy
#31 Jeff Burton (South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Caterpillar
#32 Timmy Hill (Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/TBA
#33 Brian Scott (Boise, ID) Chevrolet/Shore Lodge
#34 David Ragan (Unadilla, GA) Ford/Taco Bell
#35 Josh Wise (Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley (Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/United Mining Equip.
#38 David Gilliland (Riverside, CA) Ford/Long John Silver's
#39 Ryan Newman (South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Quicken Loans
#40 Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Moonshine Attitude
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target
#43 Aric Almirola (Tampa, FL) Ford/Smithfield
#47 Bobby Labonte (Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Scott Products
#48 Jimmie Johnson (El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's
#51 Kyle Larson (Elk Grove, CA) Chevrolet/Target
#55 Brian Vickers (Thomasville, NC) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr. (Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch (Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann (Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek (Lakeland, FL) Toyota/TBA
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/Time Warner Cable
#93 Travis Kvapil (Janesville, WI) Toyota/Burger King/Dr. Pepper
#95 Reed Sorenson (Peachtree City, GA) Ford/supportmilitary.org
#98 Michael McDowell (Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards (Columbia, MO) Ford/Fastenal
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|Dale Earnhardt Jr||3||42||4||19||36||38||29||19|
Construction of this 1.5-mile racetrack began in 1959. A lighting system was installed in 1992, making it the first modern superspeedway to host night races. The track was repaved in 1994 and again before the 2006 season. The name of the track changed to Lowe's Motor Speedway in 1999 but changed back to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2010 season.
Charlotte has 24 degrees of banking in all of its turns as well as five degrees of banking on both the frontstretch and backstretch. The length of the frontstretch is 1,980 feet, and the backstretch measures 1,500 feet.
There have been 109 races in NASCAR's premier series held at Charlotte. The series has competed at this track twice each year since it opened in 1960.
Joe Lee Johnson won the inaugural Cup race at Charlotte, the World 600, on June 19, 1960.
Richard Petty holds the record for the most starts at Charlotte with 64. Mark Martin's 57 starts at this track is the most among those drivers entered in this weekend's race.
Bobby Allison, Jimmie Johnson and Darrell Waltrip share the record for most victories at Charlotte with six each. Johnson's most recent win at this track came in October 2009.
Rick Hendrick has the most car owner wins at Charlotte with 17. Jack Roush and Petty are next in line with eight victories each there.
Nine drivers have posted consecutive wins at Charlotte, including three straight by Fred Lorenzen (fall 1964 and both in '65) and four in a row by Johnson (both in 2004 and '05).
A season-sweep at Charlotte has occurred eight times, including each season from 2004-06. Kevin Harvick won the Coca-Cola 600 at this track in May.
David Pearson holds the record for most pole wins at Charlotte with 14, while Ryan Newman leads all active drivers with nine poles there.
The race winner at Charlotte has started from the pole 14 times. Jimmie Johnson was the last driver to do it four years ago.
Since NASCAR began using electronic timing and scoring in 1993, the closest margin of victory in a Sprint Cup race at Charlotte occurred on May 29, 2005 when Jimmie Johnson beat Bobby Labonte to the finish line by just 0.027 seconds.
The furthest back a driver has started and won a Sprint Cup race at Charlotte is 37th, accomplished by Johnson in the 2003 rain-shortened 600-mile event.
Six active drivers scored their first career Sprint Cup victories at Charlotte: Jeff Gordon (1994), Bobby Labonte (1995), Matt Kenseth (2000), Jamie McMurray (2002), Casey Mears (2007) and David Reutimann (2009).
Four drivers on the entry list for this race claimed their maiden pole wins at Charlotte: Gordon (1993), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000), Newman (2001) and Aric Almirola (2012).
Five drivers entered made their Cup debuts at this track: Earnhardt Jr. (1999), Johnson (2001), Brian Vickers (2003), Reutimann (2005) and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2011).
Gordon holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Charlotte. He took the checkered flag there on May 29, 1994 when he was 22 years, 9 months and 25 days old. When Cale Yarborough was 46 years, 6 months and 9 days old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on Oct. 6, 1985.
Round 6 in the championship Chase is the Oct. 20 Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Kenseth won last year's event there.