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Chase Grid Outlook After Sonoma

2015 Chase Grid Outlook
Pos. Drivers Points
Wins
Chase Bonus Pts
1 Jimmie Johnson 546 4 12
2 Kevin Harvick 616 2 6
3 Kurt Busch 469 2 6
4 Martin Truex Jr. 563 1 3
5 Joey Logano 559 1 3
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 545 1 3
7 Brad Keselowski 505 1 3
8 Matt Kenseth 479 1 3
9 Denny Hamlin 438 1 3
10 Carl Edwards 405 1 3
11 Kyle Busch 125 1 3
12 Jamie McMurray 497 0 0
13 Kasey Kahne 483 0 0
14 Jeff Gordon 462 0 0
15 Paul Menard 452 0 0
16 Ryan Newman 435 0 0
Outside Looking In
17 Aric Almirola 431 0 0
18 Clint Bowyer 430 0 0
19 Kyle Larson 390 0 0
20 Danica Patrick 377 0 0
21 Greg Biffle 368 0 0
22 Casey Mears 345 0 0
23 Austin Dillon 341 0 0
24 AJ Allmendinger 329 0 0
25 Sam Hornish Jr. 307 0 0
26 David Ragan 304 0 0
27 Tony Stewart 301 0 0
28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 286 0 0
29 Trevor Bayne 284 0 0
30 David Gilliland 263 0 0
   1-3 = Locked into the Chase with multiple wins, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races and are in the top 30 in points
   4- = Have a win, inside the current Chase Grid’s top 16, not locked in
  Orange = No wins, Inside the current Chase Grid’s top 16 not locked in
  Red = Outside the Chase Grid

07/01/2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 10 at Daytona

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 10 at Daytona International Speedway

Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Kevin Harvick 28 1 2 7 12 3 16.2 81.6
2 Martin Truex Jr. 20 1 0 0 2 4 22.5 76.7
3 Joey Logano 13 0 1 3 4 2 18.3 85.8
4 Jimmie Johnson 27 2 3 10 13 6 17.5 87.9
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 31 1 3 12 18 3 13.1 91.9
6 Brad Keselowski 12 0 0 2 3 4 21.8 75.5
7 Jamie McMurray 25 0 2 3 5 8 23.7 79.5
8 Kasey Kahne 23 0 0 2 8 5 19.4 83.3
9 Matt Kenseth 31 1 2 6 14 5 17.8 89.9
10 Kurt Busch 28 0 0 11 14 1 17.5 90.5

* – Based on last 21 races at Daytona International Speedway.

07/01/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

DAYTONA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 29, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida going into the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola on July 5 (7:45 p.m. ET on NBC).

DAYTONA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 Greg Biffle (No. 16 CHEEZ-IT Ford)

  • One win, three top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 19.2
  • Average Running Position of 17.1, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.8, 12th-best
  • 85 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 4,132 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.161 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 1,978 Laps in the Top 15 (52.7%), ninth-most
  • 2,382 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 12th-most

 Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota)

  • Three top fives, nine top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.5
  • Average Running Position of 17.5, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.0, 10th-best
  • 82 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 3,939 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.212 mph, second-fastest

 Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

  • 11 top fives, 14 top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.5
  • Average Running Position of 15.8, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.5, third-best
  • 71 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
  • 3,864 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • 2,161 Laps in the Top 15 (60.9%), sixth-most
  • 2,724 Quality Passes, seventh-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)

  • One win, five top fives, six top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 19.1
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 12.8
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 96.2
  • 85 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 4,023 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.207 mph, third-fastest
  • Series-high 2,488 Laps in the Top 15 (70.1%)
  • 2,869 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.1
  • Average Running Position of 14.1, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.9, second-best
  • 89 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 4,353 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.086 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 2,475 Laps in the Top 15 (66.0%), second-most
  • 2,968 Quality Passes, second-most

 Jeff Gordon (No. 24 AXALTA Chevrolet)

  • Six wins, 13 top fives, 20 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 16.6
  • Average Running Position of 14.3, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.0, fifth-best
  • 4,157 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • 2,274 Laps in the Top 15 (60.6%), fifth-most
  • 2,709 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota)

  • Four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.7
  • Average Running Position of 15.4, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.7, seventh-best
  • 82 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 4,018 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.154 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 1,901 Laps in the Top 15 (56.1%), 12th-most
  • 2,444 Quality Passes, 11th-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 17.5
  • Average Running Position of 14.6, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.9, sixth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.067 mph, 12th-fastest
  • 2,378 Laps in the Top 15 (63.4%), third-most
  • 2,753 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips-Shark Week Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.4
  • Average Running Position of 16.6, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 83.3, 11th-best
  • 71 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
  • 4,572 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • 2,001 Laps in the Top 15 (53.3%), seventh-most
  • 2,825 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 Matt Kenseth (No. 20 DeWalt Made In The USA Toyota)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.8
  • Average Running Position of 15.3, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.9, fourth-best
  • 80 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • 2,277 Laps in the Top 15 (60.7%), fourth-most
  • 2,556 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)

  • One win, three top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.3
  • Average Running Position of 16.5, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.8, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.144 mph, eighth-fastest

 Tony Stewart (No. 14 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)

  • Four wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 18.5
  • Driver Rating of 86.6, eighth-best
  • 76 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • 1,958 Laps in the Top 15 (52.2%), 10th-most

 

07/01/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: History [Expanded]

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:

History

  • Groundbreaking for Daytona International Speedway was Nov. 25, 1957. The soil underneath the banked corners was dug from the infield of the track and the hole filled with water. It is now known as Lake Lloyd.
  • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona was a 100-mile qualifying race for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 20, 1959 – won by Bob Welborn.
  • The first summer race at Daytona International Speedway was held on July 4, 1959 – won by Fireball Roberts (140.581 mph).
  • NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty won his 200th career race on July 4, 1984 at Daytona.
  • Lights were installed in the spring of 1998. However, the July race was delayed until October that year due to thick smoke from wildfires. The second Daytona race has been held under the lights ever since.
  • The track underwent a repave in 2010.

 

Starts

  • There have been 136 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway since the track hosted its first race in 1959: 57 have been 500 miles, 52 were 400 miles and four 250 miles. There were also 23 qualifier races that were point races.
  • 445 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series July race at Daytona International Speedway; 277 in more than one.
  • Richard Petty leads the series in July race starts at Daytona with 32. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 22 starts – this weekend will be Gordon’s final start at Daytona.
  • Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Daytona International Speedway, though none were during the July race: Tony Stewart (2/14/99), Casey Mears (2/16/03), Kasey Kahne (2/15/04), Brendan Gaughan (2/15/04) Danica Patrick (2/27/12), Alex Bowman (2/23/14), Michael Annett (2/23/14).


Poles

  • Fireball Roberts won the inaugural Coors Light pole for the July race at Daytona in 1959 with a speed of 144.997 mph.
  • 38 drivers have Coors Light poles at Daytona for the July event, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough with eight.
  • Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers in Daytona July race poles, with two. Gordon started first in 2007 due to qualifying being cancelled as well.
  • Three drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles for the July race at Daytona: Cale Yarborough (1970-’71; 1980-’81, 1983-’84), Sterling Marlin (1991-’92) and Dale Earnhardt (1994-’95).
  • Youngest Daytona July race pole winner: Jeff Gordon (07/06/1996 – 24 years, 11 months, 2 days); all-time track record belongs to Austin Dillon (02/23/2014 – 23 years, 9 months, 27 days).
  • Oldest Daytona pole winner: Mark Martin (07/02/2011 – 52 years, 5 months, 23 days).
  • Six active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Daytona International Speedway: Greg Biffle (2/15/04), Kevin Harvick (7/6/02), Jimmie Johnson (2/17/02), Paul Menard (7/5/08), Danica Patrick (2/24/13) and Austin Dillon (2/23/2014).

 

Wins

Drivers who have swept both races (Daytona 500 and the July race) at Daytona:Fireball Roberts – 1962 (Daytona 500, Firecracker 250)

Cale Yarborough – 1968 (Daytona 500, Firecracker 400)

LeeRoy Yarborough – 1969 (Daytona 500, Firecracker 400)

Bobbie Allison – 1982 (Daytona 500, Firecracker 400)

Jimmie Johnson – 2013 (Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola)

35 different drivers have won the July race at Daytona International Speedway, led by NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson with five wins. Tony Stewart leads all active drivers with four; followed by Jeff Gordon with three.

  • Five drivers have posted consecutive wins in the July race at Daytona International Speedway, including three consecutive by David Pearson (1972 – 1974).
  • Tony Stewart (2005-’06) is the only active driver to win consecutive July races at Daytona.
  • Youngest Daytona July race winner: Kyle Busch (07/01/2008 – 23 years, 2 months, 3 days); all-time track record – Trevor Bayne (02/20/2011 – 20 years, 0 months, 1 day).
  • Oldest Daytona July race winner: Bobby Allison (07/04/1987 – 49 years, 7 months, 1 day); all-time track record – Bobby Allison (02/14/1988 – 50 years, 5 months, 23 days).
  • The Wood Brothers have the most wins at Daytona in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 15; followed by Hendrick Motorsports with 13.

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Seven different manufacturers have won the July NSCS race at Daytona:

Manufacturer Daytona July Race Wins
Chevrolet 18
Ford 17
Mercury 7
Dodge 5
Pontiac 5
Buick 3
Toyota 1

 

Eight of the 56 (14.2%) July NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona have been won from the Coors Light pole; the most recent was Kevin Harvick in 2010.

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06/30/2015 Posted by | NSCS ARTICLES | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Sonoma Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Toyota/Save Mart 350

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, California

Sunday, June 28, 2015

 

  1. (11) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 110, $315481.
  2. (2) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 110, $222630.
  3. (6) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 110, $191988.
  4. (17) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 110, $183230.
  5. (19) Joey Logano, Ford, 110, $166638.
  6. (13) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 110, $162406.
  7. (20) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 110, $122995.
  8. (26) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 110, $118895.
  9. (16) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 110, $135420.
  10. (24) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 110, $132065.
  11. (18) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 110, $129976.
  12. (7) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 110, $126674.
  13. (32) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 110, $106060.
  14. (25) Aric Almirola, Ford, 110, $133846.
  15. (4) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 110, $124618.
  16. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 110, $139846.
  17. (37) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 110, $131271.
  18. (15) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 110, $108485.
  19. (10) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 110, $137901.
  20. (40) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 110, $101135.
  21. (3) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 110, $129421.
  22. (29) Cole Whitt, Ford, 110, $109493.
  23. (31) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 110, $131885.
  24. (21) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 110, $98160.
  25. (36) Alex Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 110, $107193.
  26. (33) Boris Said(i), Ford, 110, $99868.
  27. (22) Greg Biffle, Ford, 110, $119393.
  28. (38) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 109, $87685.
  29. (30) Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, 109, $99118.
  30. (35) Justin Marks(i), Ford, 109, $88810.
  31. (41) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 109, $96182.
  32. (43) Jeb Burton #, Toyota, 109, $83965.
  33. (42) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 109, $83855.
  34. (23) Michael McDowell, Ford, 109, $83720.
  35. (27) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 107, $91555.
  36. (39) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 99, $83470.
  37. (1) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 98, $113795.
  38. (8) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, Rear Axle, 97, $85913.
  39. (9) David Ragan, Toyota, Accident, 78, $101064.
  40. (14) Carl Edwards, Toyota, Accident, 78, $69850.
  41. (34) JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, Accident, 71, $65850.
  42. (12) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, Accident, 31, $88195.
  43. (28) David Gilliland, Ford, Accident, 20, $66350.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  74.774 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 55 Mins, 39 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.532 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  5 for 21 laps.

Lead Changes:  9 among 5 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   A. Allmendinger 0; Kurt Busch 1-22; A. Allmendinger 23; C. Bowyer 24-27; Kyle Busch 28-39; Kurt Busch 40-52; J. Johnson 53-66; Kurt Busch 67-74; J. Johnson 75-105; Kyle Busch 106-110.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  J. Johnson 2 times for 45 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 43 laps; Kyle Busch 2 times for 17 laps; C. Bowyer 1 time for 4 laps; A. Allmendinger 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 616; M. Truex Jr. – 563; J. Logano – 559; J. Johnson – 546; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 545; B. Keselowski – 505; J. Mcmurray – 497; K. Kahne – 483; M. Kenseth – 479; Kurt Busch – 469; J. Gordon – 462; P. Menard – 452; D. Hamlin – 438; R. Newman – 435; A. Almirola – 431; C. Bowyer – 430.

 

 

06/28/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Percentage of Laps Run On Lead Lap / Mile Leaders

Mile Leaders
Mileage of laps led.
Season Leaders
June 28, 2015
Rk. Car Number Driver Miles
1 4 Kevin Harvick 1443.88
2 41 Kurt Busch 786.26
3 48 Jimmie Johnson 759.23
4 78 Martin Truex Jr. 741.60
5 22 Joey Logano 551.17
6 11 Denny Hamlin 402.23
7 24 Jeff Gordon 366.57
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 269.26
9 19 Carl Edwards 245.68
10 2 Brad Keselowski 236.30
11 20 Matt Kenseth 180.24
12 42 Kyle Larson 66.47
13 18 Kyle Busch 40.83
14 5 Kasey Kahne 39.23
15 31 Ryan Newman 22.05
16 14 Tony Stewart 20.17
17 1 Jamie McMurray 17.50
18 3 Austin Dillon 12.50
19 15 Clint Bowyer 10.50
20 16 Greg Biffle 8.20
21 38 David Gilliland 5.70
22 35 Cole Whitt 5.32
23 13 Casey Mears 5.16
24 98 Josh Wise 4.66
25 47 AJ Allmendinger 4.49
26 10 Danica Patrick 4.00
27 32 Mike Bliss 3.61
28 7 Alex Bowman 3.50
29 51 Justin Allgaier 2.66
29 32 Bobby Labonte 2.66
29 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2.66
32 46 Michael Annett 2.50
32 23 J.J. Yeley 2.50
34 34 Brett Moffitt 1.54
34 34 Joe Nemechek 1.54
36 18 Erik Jones 1.50
36 27 Paul Menard 1.50

 


 

Percentage of Laps Run On Lead Lap
Must have raced in 75 percent of scheduled point-paying races.
Season Leaders
June 28, 2015
Rk. Car Number Driver Percentage On Lead Lap Total Laps
1 41 Kurt Busch 96.42 3793 3934
2 4 Kevin Harvick 94.38 4463 4729
3 24 Jeff Gordon 93.06 4401 4729
4 5 Kasey Kahne 91.44 4324 4729
4 20 Matt Kenseth 91.44 4324 4729
6 78 Martin Truex Jr. 89.11 4214 4729
7 27 Paul Menard 88.73 4196 4729
8 19 Carl Edwards 88.64 4192 4729
9 1 Jamie McMurray 88.62 4191 4729
10 43 Aric Almirola 88.39 4180 4729
11 2 Brad Keselowski 86.00 4067 4729
12 42 Kyle Larson 84.87 3589 4229
13 48 Jimmie Johnson 84.84 4012 4729
14 22 Joey Logano 84.08 3976 4729
15 31 Ryan Newman 82.53 3903 4729
16 11 Denny Hamlin 81.58 3858 4729
17 15 Clint Bowyer 79.83 3775 4729
18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 76.30 3608 4729
19 3 Austin Dillon 75.77 3583 4729
20 14 Tony Stewart 69.55 3289 4729
21 16 Greg Biffle 69.30 3277 4729
22 10 Danica Patrick 68.53 3241 4729
23 47 AJ Allmendinger 68.13 3222 4729
24 13 Casey Mears 60.27 2850 4729
25 51 Justin Allgaier 59.95 2835 4729
26 55 David Ragan 59.40 2809 4729
27 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 57.58 2723 4729
28 6 Trevor Bayne 47.39 2241 4729
29 9 Sam Hornish Jr. 39.92 1888 4729
30 35 Cole Whitt 38.59 1825 4729
31 40 Landon Cassill 37.56 1776 4729
32 46 Michael Annett 35.10 1660 4729
33 38 David Gilliland 34.83 1647 4729
34 34 Brett Moffitt 28.67 1212 4228
35 7 Alex Bowman 22.54 1020 4526
36 98 Josh Wise 22.03 997 4526
37 83 Matt DiBenedetto 21.05 828 3934
38 23 J.J. Yeley 18.92 819 4329
39 26 Jeb Burton 14.40 519 3604

 


06/28/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Sonoma Line Up

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – Toyota – Save Mart 350

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, California

Saturday, June 27, 2015

 

  1. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 96.310 mph.
  2. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 96.095 mph.
  3. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 96.001 mph.
  4. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 95.932 mph.
  5. (24)  Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 95.905 mph.
  6. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 95.884 mph.
  7. (14)  Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 95.663 mph.
  8. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 95.563 mph.
  9. (55)  David Ragan, Toyota, 95.497 mph.
  10. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 95.298 mph.
  11. (18)  Kyle Busch, Toyota, 95.293 mph.
  12. (78)  Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 95.177 mph.
  13. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 95.756 mph.
  14. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 95.733 mph.
  15. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 95.554 mph.
  16. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 95.531 mph.
  17. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 95.477 mph.
  18. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 95.436 mph.
  19. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 95.417 mph.
  20. (88)  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 95.390 mph.
  21. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 95.366 mph.
  22. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 95.345 mph.
  23. (95)  Michael McDowell, Ford, 95.336 mph.
  24. (9)  Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 95.208 mph.
  25. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 95.084 mph.
  26. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 95.006 mph.
  27. (51)  Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 94.920 mph.
  28. (38)  David Gilliland, Ford, 94.841 mph.
  29. (35)  Cole Whitt, Ford, 94.805 mph.
  30. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, 94.714 mph.
  31. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 94.534 mph.
  32. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 94.527 mph.
  33. (32)  Boris Said(i), Ford, 94.477 mph.
  34. (23)  JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, 94.441 mph.
  35. (34)  Justin Marks(i), Ford, 94.320 mph.
  36. (33)  Alex Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 94.132 mph.
  37. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  38. (98)  Josh Wise, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  39. (40)  Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, Owner Points
  40. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, Owner Points
  41. (7)  Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  42. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  43. (26)  Jeb Burton #, Toyota, Owner Points

 

               1 drivers failed to qualify.

 

  1. (62)  Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, 91.927 mph.

 

 

06/27/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Sonoma

he NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Sonoma Raceway

  Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating  
 
1 Kevin Harvick 14 0 0 3 5 0 15.9 84.6  
2 Martin Truex Jr. 9 0 1 1 2 1 18.7 86.1  
3 Joey Logano 6 1 0 0 2 0 15.8 79.4  
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 15 0 0 1 1 1 20.3 72.1  
5 Jimmie Johnson 13 0 1 4 8 1 12.9 98.8  
6 Brad Keselowski 5 0 0 0 1 1 20.0 73.9  
7 Jamie McMurray 12 3 0 2 2 0 16.7 87.8  
8 Matt Kenseth 15 0 0 0 1 1 22.1 75.4  
9 Kasey Kahne 11 2 1 2 4 0 19.1 85.5  
10 Jeff Gordon 22 5 5 14 18 1 8.0 103.4  
11 Kurt Busch 14 1 1 6 6 0 15.7 106.5  
12 Paul Menard 7 0 0 1 1 0 19.0 65.4  
13 Denny Hamlin 9 0 0 1 2 1 23.2 77.4  
14 Carl Edwards 10 0 1 3 5 0 14.1 90.1  
15 Aric Almirola 4 0 0 0 0 0 24.8 56.7  
16 Ryan Newman 13 0 0 2 5 0 12.9 88.4  

* – Based on last 10 races at Sonoma Raceway.

06/24/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | Comments Off on Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Sonoma

Chase Grid Outlook

2015 Chase Grid Outlook 6/22/2015
Pos. Drivers Wins Points Chase Bonus Pts
1 Jimmie Johnson 506 4 12
2 Kevin Harvick 576 2 6
3 Kurt Busch 426 2 6
4 Martin Truex Jr. 561 1 3
5 Joey Logano 520 1 3
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 508 1 3
7 Brad Keselowski 480 1 3
8 Matt Kenseth 456 1 3
9 Denny Hamlin 412 1 3
10 Carl Edwards 401 1 3
11 Jamie McMurray 464 0 0
12 Kasey Kahne 447 0 0
13 Jeff Gordon 434 0 0
14 Paul Menard 421 0 0
15 Aric Almirola 401 0 0
16 Ryan Newman 400 0 0
Outside Looking In
17 Clint Bowyer 388 0 0
18 Kyle Larson 361 0 0
19 Danica Patrick 357 0 0
20 Greg Biffle 351 0 0
21 Casey Mears 339 0 0
22 AJ Allmendinger 321 0 0
23 Austin Dillon 314 0 0
24 David Ragan 299 0 0
25 Sam Hornish Jr. 273 0 0
26 Tony Stewart 269 0 0
27 Trevor Bayne 263 0 0
28 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 262 0 0
29 David Gilliland 262 0 0
30 Justin Allgaier 251 0 0
   1-3 = Locked into the Chase, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races and finish in the top 30 in points after race No. 26.
   4-10 = Have a win, inside the current Chase Grid’s top 16 – Currently in the Chase, not locked in
   11-16 = No wins, Inside the current Chase Grid’s top 16       – Currently in the Chase, not locked in
   17-30 = Inside the current top 30 in points, outside of the Chase cutoff

06/24/2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chase Grid Outlook

SONOMA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Toyota/Save Mart 350

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 22, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California going into the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 28.

 

SONOMA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota)

  • One win, five top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 9.2
  • Average Running Position of 14.0, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.0, fifth-best
  • 35 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • Series-high 591 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.760 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 583 Laps in the Top 15 (58.5%), ninth-most
  • 240 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fifth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

  • One win, six top fives, six top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.7
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 10.1
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 106.5
  • 58 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 89.999 mph
  • Series-high 845 Laps in the Top 15 (76.3%)
  • 221 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota)

  • One win, one top five, two top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.9
  • Driver Rating of 85.3, 11th-best
  • 50 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 540 Laps in the Top 15 (48.8%), 11th-most

Carl Edwards (No. 19 STANLEY Toyota)

  • One win, three top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.1
  • Average Running Position of 14.7, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.1, sixth-best
  • 33 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 572 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.670 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 627 Laps in the Top 15 (56.6%), seventh-most
  • 208 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 AARP Member Advantages Chevrolet)

  • Five wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 8.0
  • Average Running Position of 12.1, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 103.4, second-best
  • 70 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 555 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.932 mph, third-fastest
  • 768 Laps in the Top 15 (69.4%), fourth-most
  • 266 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Folds Of Honor / Outback Steakhouse / Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • Three top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.9
  • Average Running Position of 14.8, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.6, 12th-best
  • 32 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • 540 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.638 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 644 Laps in the Top 15 (58.2%), sixth-most
  • 194 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Pro Services Chevrolet)

  • One win, four top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.9
  • Average Running Position of 12.0, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.8, fourth-best
  • 56 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.727 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 819 Laps in the Top 15 (74.0%), second-most
  • Series-high 277 Quality Passes

  

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet)

  • One win, two top fives, four top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 19.1
  • Average Running Position of 15.9, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.5, 10th-best
  • 37 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.617 mph, 12th-fastest
  • 610 Laps in the Top 15 (55.1%), eighth-most
  • 242 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 CESSNA Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, two top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 16.7
  • Average Running Position of 16.0, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.8, eighth-best
  • 20 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.742 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 540 Laps in the Top 15 (48.8%), 11th-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 WIX Filters Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.9
  • Average Running Position of 14.2, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.4, seventh-best
  • 543 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.652 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 656 Laps in the Top 15 (59.3%), fifth-most
  • 209 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet)

  • Two wins, five top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.4
  • Average Running Position of 12.0, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.8, third-best
  • Series-high 79 Fastest Laps Run
  • 568 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.993 mph, second-fastest
  • 773 Laps in the Top 15 (69.8%), third-most
  • 274 Quality Passes, second-most

  

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet)

  • One win, one top five, two top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.7
  • Driver Rating of 86.1, ninth-best
  • 52 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 583 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 89.770 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 183 Quality Passes, 11th-most

06/24/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Comments Off on SONOMA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

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