The second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Saturday night with the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnson’s name is significant because the six-time Cup champion has earned a record seven wins in 28 starts at the 1.5-mile track. McMurray has two wins there.
All four drivers will still be going for the win Saturday night on NBC, but they’ll be playing spoiler to the hopes of the 12 drivers aiming to advance to the third round with a win.
How do those 12 drivers’ records compare at Charlotte?
Current Chase drivers have won four of the last five Charlotte races with Johnson’s win in the 2014 Coke 600 the exception.
Here’s a breakdown of each driver’s career totals at Charlotte:
Kurt Busch: 30 races: One win (May 2010), six top fives, eight top 10s. Average finish: 19.1. Two top-five finishes in last 10 races.
Kyle Busch: 23 races: Zero wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s. Finished second twice. Finished outside top 10 four times in last 17 races.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 31 races: Zero wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s. Finished third twice. Average finish of 19th. Finished third in May for third top-10 finish in last 13 races.
Carl Edwards: 21 races: One win (May 2015), seven top fives, 14 top 10s. Average finish of 10.8.
Jeff Gordon: 45 races: Five wins (last in 2007), 17 top fives, 24 top 10s. Average. finish of 15.4. One top-five finish in last 11 races.
Denny Hamlin: 20 races: Zero wins, four top fives, 12 top 10s. Average. finish of 13.2. Finished second twice. Won 2015 Sprint All-Star Race.
Kevin Harvick: 29 races: Three wins (last in fall 2014), five top fives, 12 top 10s. Average finish of 15.6.
Matt Kenseth: 32 races: Two wins (last in fall 2011), 10 top fives, 17 top 10s. Average finish of 13.3.
Brad Keselowski: 12 races: One win (fall 2013), two top fives, four top 10s. Average. finish of 15th.
Joey Logano: 13 races: Zero wins, four top fives, seven top 10s. Average finish of 10.2.
Ryan Newman: 29 races: Zero wins, four top fives, 12 top 10s. Average finish of 18.1. Four top-10 finishes in last six races. Tied with Gordon for poles among active drivers with nine (last in 2010).
Martin Truex Jr.: 20 races: Zero wins, one top five (May 2015), five top 10s. Average finish of 17.8.