|HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT RICHMOND: At Richmond Raceway, Hendrick Motorsports has 10 wins, 17 pole positions, 59 top-five finishes and 109 top-10s – the organization’s third-most top 10s at a single track. Jimmie Johnson earned the three most recent wins for the organization at Richmond: a sweep in 2007 and another trip to Victory Lane in 2008. Since then, the organization has earned six runner-up results at the 0.75-mile oval, bringing its total to 19 second-place finishes at Richmond – the team’s most at any track.
QUALIFYING MOMENTUM: Hendrick Motorsports has swept the front row in Richmond qualifying five times. This season, there have been three front-row sweeps in qualifying, all of which have been earned by Hendrick Motorsports. The organization has achieved the feat in each of the last two races (Texas, Bristol) in addition to a historic one-two-three-four qualifying effort in the Daytona 500.
RUNNING UP FRONT: Hendrick Motorsports is the only organization to have all four drivers start on the front row in the 2019 season. William Byron has three front-row starts, Chase Elliott has two, and Johnson and Alex Bowman have one apiece. Hendrick Motorsports currently holds the record for most pole awards in 2019 with three. The average start for the organization this season leads all teams at 11.7.
SHORT-TRACK SHINE: The organization leads all active teams in short-track wins with 50, 14 ahead of Joe Gibbs Racing in second place. The wins are spread across a total of 10 different drivers. The record for the most drivers to win on a short track for one team is 11 by Junior Johnson and Associates.
4,000 CLUB: Hendrick Motorsports has lead over 4,000 laps at five different tracks. Richmond is fifth on the list with 4,032 laps led. The list is comprised of Martinsville (9,290), Dover (6,689), Bristol (5,902), and Charlotte (5,037). Richmond made the list last September with Bowman’s one lap led and Elliott’s 34 laps led.
TEN-PLUS: Richmond Raceway is among the list of active NASCAR Cup Series tracks where Hendrick Motorsports has earned double-digit wins. The organization’s 10 wins at the 0.75-mile track are tied for 10th on that list. A win this weekend would move Richmond into a tie with Bristol Motor Speedway, where Hendrick Motorsports has visited Victory Lane 11 times.
FIRST-TIME WINNERS: Hendrick Motorsports holds the record for the most first-time Cup Series winners with nine. If Byron or Bowman win at Richmond, it would extend the record to the 10th time a driver has recorded his first career Cup Series win while driving for Hendrick Motorsports.
ORGANIZATION STATS: To date, Hendrick Motorsports has totals of 12 championships, 252 race victories, 218 pole positions, 1,047 top-five finishes and 1,794 top-10 finishes in points-paying NASCAR Cup Series competition. Its teams have led more than 68,000 laps since 1984.