NASCAR Chase Stats Tracker: California staff and wire reports

Which Chase drivers fare well at Auto Club Speedway and which Chase drivers tend to struggle? Our driver chart breaks down all the key statistics.

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Chase drivers at Auto Club Speedway
DriverRacesPolesWinsTop FivesTop 10sDNFsAvg. FinishBest Finish
Jimmie Johnson1515101105.51
Denny Hamlin91013118.23
Kevin Harvick160026217.72
Carl Edwards121161007.21
Jeff Gordon20231010211.01
Kurt Busch163148012.21
Kyle Busch121148010.81
Greg Biffle150145216.81
Jeff Burton200067216.72
Tony Stewart1800410214.94
Matt Kenseth170371209.11
Clint Bowyer90015012.03

Odds and ends

There have been 20 Sprint Cup races at Auto Club Speedway since the track opened in 1997.

Four drivers have competed in all 20 races at the track: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek.

There have been 14 different pole winners at Auto Club Speedway, led by Kurt Busch with three. Nemechek won the pole for the inaugural race in 1997.

There have been 12 different race winners at Auto Club Speedway. Jimmie Johnson leads all drivers with five wins. Gordon and Matt Kenseth each have won three races.

Hendrick Motorsports has won nine races at Auto Club Speedway, more than any other organization.

Nine of the 20 races at Auto Club Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 10; only one has been won from the pole (Johnson in 2008). The most prolific starting position is third, with three victories.

Kenseth won the 2006 spring race from the 31st starting position, the deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Auto Club Speedway.

Three active drivers have averaged a top-10 finish at Auto Club Speedway: Carl Edwards (7.2), Johnson (5.5) and Kenseth (9.1).

Kyle Busch won his first Sprint Cup pole (February 2005) and first race (September 2005) at Auto Club Speedway. Johnson's first career win also came at the track (April 2002).


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