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Chase Grid Outlook After Talladega

2015 Chase Grid Outlook
Pos. Drivers Wins Points Chase Bonus Pts
1 Kevin Harvick 2 394 6
2 Jimmie Johnson 2 342 6
3 Joey Logano 1 335 3
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1 319 3
5 Brad Keselowski 1 305 3
6 Matt Kenseth 1 292 3
7 Denny Hamlin 1 281 3
8 Kurt Busch 1 255 3
9 Martin Truex Jr. 0 354 0
10 Jamie McMurray 0 297 0
11 Kasey Kahne 0 286 0
12 Paul Menard 0 280 0
13 Aric Almirola 0 279 0
14 Jeff Gordon 0 277 0
15 Ryan Newman 0 271 0
16 Danica Patrick 0 253 0
Outside Looking In
17 Clint Bowyer 0 249 0
18 Carl Edwards 0 240 0
19 AJ Allmendinger 0 229 0
20 David Ragan 0 224 0
21 Casey Mears 0 217 0
22 Greg Biffle 0 210 0
23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0 207 0
24 Kyle Larson 0 207 0
25 Austin Dillon 0 203 0
26 David Gilliland 0 200 0
27 Justin Allgaier 0 193 0
28 Sam Hornish Jr. 0 182 0
29 Trevor Bayne 0 177 0
30 Tony Stewart 0 174 0
   1-8 = Locked into the Chase, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races
   9-16 = 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

05/06/2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Kansas

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Kansas Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Kevin Harvick 18 3 1 3 8 1 11.5 100.4
2 Martin Truex Jr. 13 0 0 4 4 1 18.2 90.4
3 Jimmie Johnson 17 3 2 6 14 1 9.5 112.1
4 Joey Logano 11 0 1 3 3 1 19.8 79.7
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 17 1 0 2 8 2 16.6 91.3
6 Brad Keselowski 10 0 1 2 4 0 13.1 88.1
7 Jamie McMurray 16 0 0 0 3 2 20.3 73.4
8 Matt Kenseth 18 2 2 6 10 2 14.2 105.6
9 Kasey Kahne 15 3 0 4 7 1 13.8 92.7
10 Denny Hamlin 13 0 1 3 4 0 14.5 87.9
11 Paul Menard 12 0 0 1 5 0 15.6 80.3
12 Aric Almirola 6 0 0 0 3 1 18.2 84.4
13 Jeff Gordon 18 0 3 10 12 2 10.3 100.5
14 Ryan Newman 18 0 1 3 5 3 18.0 71.9
15 Kurt Busch 18 1 0 1 4 2 19.0 83.7
16 Danica Patrick 5 0 0 0 1 2 24.6 59.0

* – Based on last 14 races at Kansas Speedway.

05/06/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

KANSAS-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the SpongeBob SquarePants 400

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas going into the Sponge Bob Square Pants 400 on May 9 (7:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

  Greg Biffle (No. 16 Cheeze-It/Sponge Bob Square Pants Ford)

  • Two wins, seven top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 10.9
  • Average Running Position of 10.0, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 102.8, fourth-best
  • 207 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 900 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.679 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 2,868 Laps in the Top 15 (77.8%), third-most
  • 526 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fourth-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.6
  • Driver Rating of 91.3, 10th-best
  • 133 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 887 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.349 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 2,103 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), 10th-most
  • 442 Quality Passes, eighth-most
     

Carl Edwards (No. 19 STANLEY Toyota)

  • Six top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.1
  • Average Running Position of 12.2, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.8, seventh-best
  • 132 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • 956 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.562 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 2,552 Laps in the Top 15 (69.2%), sixth-most
  • 538 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 American Red Cross Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.3
  • Average Running Position of 9.9, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.5, fifth-best
  • 157 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 866 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.910 mph, third-fastest
  • Series-high 3,064 Laps in the Top 15 (83.1%)
  • 571 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • One win, three top fives, eight top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 11.5
  • Average Running Position of 11.3, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.4, sixth-best
  • 226 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Series-high 1,000 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.769 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 2,667 Laps in the Top 15 (72.4%), fifth-most
  • 487 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 9.5
  • Average Running Position of 9.4, second-best
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 112.1
  • Series-high 478 Fastest Laps Run
  • 969 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.998 mph, second-fastest
  • 3,045 Laps in the Top 15 (82.6%), second-most
  • Series-high 619 Quality Passes

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet)

  • Four top fives, seven top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 13.8
  • Average Running Position of 13.2, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.7, ninth-best
  • 155 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 989 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.483 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 2,434 Laps in the Top 15 (66.0%), seventh-most
  • 473 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 14.2
  • Average Running Position of 10.7, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 105.6, second-best
  • 240 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.723 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 2,775 Laps in the Top 15 (75.3%), fourth-most
  • 453 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Avaya Ford)

  • One win, two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.1
  • Average Running Position of 14.3, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.1, 12th-best

 

Kyle Larson (No. 42 Target Chevrolet)

  • One top five, one top 10
  • Average finish of 7.0
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 9.3
  • Driver Rating of 103.9, third-best
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 168.679 mph

 

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

  • Two wins, six top fives, nine top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.1
  • Average Running Position of 11.6, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.3, eighth-best
  • 142 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.416 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 2,213 Laps in the Top 15 (64.7%), eighth-most
  • 439 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

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

  • Four top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.2
  • Average Running Position of 14.1, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.4, 11th-best
  • 134 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 167.442 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 2,060 Laps in the Top 15 (60.3%), 11th-most

 

05/06/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Kansas Speedway: History

Kansas Speedway:

History

  • Groundbreaking was held on May 25, 1999.
  • The official opening of Kansas Speedway was in 2001, with the first events being an ARCA race and a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race on the same day – June 2.
  • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was on Sept. 30, 2001 – won by Jeff Gordon.
  • During the 2012 season, between the April and October events the 1.5-mile track underwent a repave adding variable banking in the corners.

Notebook

  • There have been 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway, one NSCS event from 2001 – 2010 and two races per year since 2011.
  • 117 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas; 89 in more than one.
  • Five drivers have started all 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway – Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman.
  • Jason Leffler won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Kansas Speedway in 2001 with a speed of 176.499 mph.
  • 11 drivers have Coors Light poles at Kansas, led by Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne with three each.
  • Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick are the only two drivers to win consecutive Coors Light poles at Kansas Speedway (Johnson – 2007, 2008 and Harvick – fall 2013, spring 2014 and fall 2014).
  • Youngest Kansas pole winner: Jason Leffler (09/30/2001 – 26 years, 0 months, 14 days).
  • Oldest Kansas pole winner: Mark Martin (10/04/2009 – 50 years, 8 months, 25 days).
  • 12 different drivers have won at Kansas Speedway, led by Jeff Gordon with three.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the series in wins at Kansas with five: Jeff Gordon (three) and Jimmie Johnson (two).
  • Four manufacturers have won at Kansas Speedway in the NSCS; led by Chevrolet with nine victories, Ford with four, Toyota and Dodge each have two.
  • Four of the 18 (22.2%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the Coors Light pole; Joe Nemechek (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2008), Matt Kenseth (spring 2013) and Kevin Harvick (fall 2013).
  • Five of the 18 (27.7%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from the front row: four from the pole and one from second-place.
  • 11 of the 18 (61.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
  • Two of the 18 (11.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway have been won from a starting position outside the top 20.
  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Kansas Speedway was 25th, by Brad Keselowski in the spring of 2011.
  • Youngest Kansas winner: Joey Logano (10/05/2014 – 24 years, 4 months, 11 days).
  • Oldest Kansas winner: Mark Martin (10/09/2005 – 46 years, 9 months, 0 days).
  • Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are tied for the series most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with two each.  
  • Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 10; followed by Greg Biffle with seven.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 14; followed by Jeff Gordon (12) and Carl Edwards (11).
  • Joey Logano leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Kansas Speedway with an 10.818.
  • Kyle Larson (7.000) leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Kansas Speedway – Jimmie Johnson (9.529) is the only other driver with an average finish inside the top 10.
  • There has been one NSCS race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Kansas Speedway: fall of 2011 (267/272).
  • Only one of the 18 races at Kansas Speedway has been shortened due to weather conditions: fall of 2007.
  • Qualifying has never been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway.
  • Denny Hamlin has participated in the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (13).
  • 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon (10/09/2011), Ryan Blaney (5/10/2014) and Denny Hamlin (10/09/2005) made their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career starts at Kansas Speedway.

 

  • Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth are the only two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers that have posted consecutive wins at Kansas Speedway: Gordon (2001 and 2002 – the first two NSCS events at Kansas) and Kenseth (fall of 2012, spring of 2013).
  • Nine of the 10 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas Speedway participated in at least two or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jeff Gordon won at Kansas in his first appearance.  
  • Kevin Harvick competed at Kansas Speedway 15 times before winning last fall; the longest span of any the 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Kansas.
  • Kevin Harvick (15) and Matt Kenseth (13) have made 10 or more attempts before their first win at Kansas Speedway.
  • Kurt Busch leads the series with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Kansas Speedway without visiting Victory Lane at 18.
  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kansas Speedway was the (10/10/2004) race won by Joe Nemechek with a MOV of 0.081 second.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 586 laps led in 17 starts.
  • Danica Patrick is the only female driver that has competed at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:

05/05/2015 Posted by | NSCS ARTICLES | | Leave a comment

Talladega Preliminary Entry List Driver Statistics

Preliminary Entry List Driver Statistics
Number of Races: 14
SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Pre-Race
Loop Data: For point-paying races in past ten years, at this track.
Kansas Speedway
CAREER LOOP DATA
Car No. Driver Total
Races
Avg Start Avg Finish Avg Pos % Of Laps
In Top 15
Driver
Rating
48 Jimmie Johnson 17 12.2 9.5 9.436 82.6 112.1
20 Matt Kenseth 18 14.2 14.2 10.715 75.3 105.6
42 Kyle Larson 2 11.5 7.0 9.291 83.9 103.9
16 Greg Biffle 17 15.1 10.9 9.989 77.8 102.8
24 Jeff Gordon 18 13.2 10.3 9.890 83.1 100.5
4 Kevin Harvick 18 16.6 11.5 11.272 72.4 100.4
19 Carl Edwards 15 15.4 10.1 12.199 69.2 96.8
14 Tony Stewart 17 17.0 13.1 11.639 64.7 95.3
5 Kasey Kahne 15 12.7 13.8 13.205 66.0 92.7
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 17 13.8 16.6 15.082 61.5 91.3
78 Martin Truex Jr. 13 14.0 18.2 14.073 60.3 90.4
2 Brad Keselowski 10 14.8 13.1 14.272 63.5 88.1
11 Denny Hamlin 13 15.5 14.5 14.262 64.4 87.9
15 Clint Bowyer 13 16.2 14.3 16.562 51.5 86.1
43 Aric Almirola 6 12.0 18.2 16.714 45.9 84.4
41 Kurt Busch 18 18.2 19.0 16.695 53.7 83.7
27 Paul Menard 12 12.3 15.6 16.474 54.4 80.3
22 Joey Logano 11 10.8 19.8 18.715 41.0 79.7
17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4 12.0 20.5 18.046 29.2 75.9
1 Jamie McMurray 16 19.6 20.3 19.308 38.4 73.4
31 Ryan Newman 18 13.8 18.0 19.789 35.2 71.9
3 Austin Dillon 3 20.3 17.7 19.384 33.7 71.8
47 AJ Allmendinger 10 19.8 21.6 21.979 22.5 69.6
9 Sam Hornish Jr. 6 17.2 28.2 24.074 13.7 63.2
13 Casey Mears 16 28.6 23.3 24.973 23.8 61.6
6 Trevor Bayne 1 32.0 21.0 22.854 1.9 60.5
10 Danica Patrick 5 26.4 24.6 26.584 19.1 59.0
55 David Ragan 12 24.5 24.1 25.808 19.9 58.1
51 Justin Allgaier 3 20.0 38.7 27.715 13.6 57.0
46 Michael Annett 2 35.0 24.5 29.281 .0 52.5
38 David Gilliland 12 31.0 28.3 27.929 5.5 50.3
40 Landon Cassill 9 35.0 30.2 31.902 1.5 44.3
23 J.J. Yeley 11 30.8 34.8 33.395 6.6 43.5
35 Cole Whitt 3 35.0 27.3 32.225 .0 41.0
32 Mike Bliss 7 34.0 35.1 35.262 7.8 38.5
7 Alex Bowman 2 33.0 33.5 35.767 .0 36.1
95 Michael McDowell 8 31.8 39.8 39.018 .3 34.8
98 Josh Wise 5 35.6 35.2 36.802 .1 33.5
26 Jeb Burton 0
83 Matt DiBenedetto 0
33 Ty Dillon 0
62 Brendan Gaughan 1 13.0 10.0
18 Erik Jones 0
34 Brett Moffitt 0

05/04/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Talladega Results

 

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

Sunday, May 03, 2015

  1. (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188, $306065.
  2. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188, $256121.
  3. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188, $190060.
  4. (3) Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, 188, $148385.
  5. (36) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 188, $159600.
  6. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 188, $156715.
  7. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 188, $151670.
  8. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188, $168570.
  9. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188, $127645.
  10. (34) Josh Wise, Ford, 188, $111070.
  11. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 188, $138701.
  12. (19) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 188, $127435.
  13. (41) Cole Whitt, Ford, 188, $125618.
  14. (42) JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, 188, $121993.
  15. (28) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188, $142146.
  16. (37) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 188, $117918.
  17. (31) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 188, $128518.
  18. (43) Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, 188, $109157.
  19. (6) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 188, $128724.
  20. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 188, $108710.
  21. (25) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 188, $107435.
  22. (15) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 188, $143851.
  23. (35) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 188, $106110.
  24. (38) Chris Buescher(i), Ford, 188, $94185.
  25. (8) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 188, $133721.
  26. (29) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 188, $104085.
  27. (32) Bobby Labonte, Ford, 188, $95435.
  28. (11) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 188, $102885.
  29. (40) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 188, $91685.
  30. (10) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 188, $128643.
  31. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188, $145871.
  32. (22) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 188, $97685.
  33. (21) Joey Logano, Ford, 186, $138268.
  34. (2) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 158, $109435.
  35. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, Engine, 157, $127721.
  36. (23) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 151, $117874.
  37. (20) Greg Biffle, Ford, 147, $121469.
  38. (9) David Ragan, Toyota, 123, $129515.
  39. (30) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 91, $80465.
  40. (33) Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 90, $76465.
  41. (26) Trevor Bayne, Ford, Accident, 46, $117040.
  42. (13) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, Accident, 46, $96373.
  43. (16) Brian Scott(i), Chevrolet, Engine, 18, $64965.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  159.487 mph.

Time of Race:  03 Hrs, 08 Mins, 08 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.158 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 23 laps.

Lead Changes:  27 among 15 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   J. Gordon 1-3; K. Kahne 4-6; T. Stewart 7-11; D. Earnhardt Jr. 12-15; J. Gordon 16-19; K. Harvick 20; J. Allgaier 21; B. Labonte 22; J. Gordon 23-48; K. Busch 49; J. Johnson 50-91; D. Gilliland 92; J. Wise 93; J. Gordon 94-95; J. Johnson 96-103; D. Earnhardt Jr. 104; D. Hamlin 105-106; D. Earnhardt Jr. 107-110; J. Gordon 111-115; C. Mears 116; J. Gordon 117-123; D. Earnhardt Jr. 124-147; T. Stewart 148; D. Earnhardt Jr. 149-155; D. Hamlin 156-158; R. Stenhouse Jr. 159; C. Whitt 160-161; D. Earnhardt Jr. 162-188.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  D. Earnhardt Jr. 6 times for 67 laps; J. Johnson 2 times for 50 laps; J. Gordon 6 times for 47 laps; T. Stewart 2 times for 6 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 5 laps; K. Kahne 1 time for 3 laps; C. Whitt 1 time for 2 laps; D. Gilliland 1 time for 1 lap; K. Harvick 1 time for 1 lap; K. Busch 1 time for 1 lap; C. Mears 1 time for 1 lap; R. Stenhouse Jr. 1 time for 1 lap; J. Allgaier 1 time for 1 lap; B. Labonte 1 time for 1 lap; J. Wise 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 394; M. Truex Jr. – 354; J. Johnson – 342; J. Logano – 335; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 319; B. Keselowski – 305; J. Mcmurray – 297; M. Kenseth – 292; K. Kahne – 286; D. Hamlin – 281; P. Menard – 280; A. Almirola – 279; J. Gordon – 277; R. Newman – 271; K. Busch – 255; D. Patrick – 253.

 

05/03/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

XFINITY Talladega Results

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Winn Dixie 300

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

Saturday, May 02, 2015

 

  1. (16) Joey Logano(i), Ford, 113, $57871.
  2. (3) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 113, $46010.
  3. (1) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 113, $37470.
  4. (27) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 113, $41257.
  5. (39) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 113, $33944.
  6. (12) Chris Buescher, Ford, 113, $32005.
  7. (10) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 113, $30193.
  8. (2) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 113, $32587.
  9. (11) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 113, $29906.
  10. (15) Aric Almirola(i), Ford, 113, $23679.
  11. (35) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 113, $28653.
  12. (19) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 113, $28527.
  13. (25) Benny Gordon, Toyota, 113, $22350.
  14. (18) David Starr, Toyota, 113, $28174.
  15. (21) John Wes Townley(i), Chevrolet, 113, $28647.
  16. (5) Boris Said, Toyota, 113, $28145.
  17. (37) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 113, $27794.
  18. (40) Peyton Sellers #, Chevrolet, 113, $22643.
  19. (33) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 113, $27517.
  20. (8) Darrell Wallace Jr. #, Ford, 113, $27890.
  21. (34) Eric McClure, Toyota, 113, $27213.
  22. (13) Dakoda Armstrong, Ford, 113, $27058.
  23. (24) Blake Koch, Toyota, 113, $26906.
  24. (26) Cale Conley #, Toyota, 113, $26755.
  25. (38) Ross Chastain #, Chevrolet, 111, $26753.
  26. (28) Derek White, Dodge, 111, $20452.
  27. (32) Mark Thompson, Dodge, 111, $26325.
  28. (20) Brennan Poole, Chevrolet, 110, $26199.
  29. (29) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 107, $26048.
  30. (4) Erik Jones(i), Toyota, Overheating, 105, $26370.
  31. (6) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, 101, $25945.
  32. (9) Ryan Reed, Ford, 99, $25694.
  33. (17) Kasey Kahne(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 98, $19658.
  34. (23) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 98, $25624.
  35. (31) Chad Boat(i), Chevrolet, Accident, 97, $19578.
  36. (36) Harrison Rhodes #, Chevrolet, Transmission, 84, $23688.
  37. (14) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 84, $23688.
  38. (22) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, Accident, 72, $15688.
  39. (7) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, Accident, 72, $20688.
  40. (30) Charles Lewandoski, Toyota, Transmission, 3, $13688.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  126.901 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 22 Mins, 07 Secs. Margin of Victory:  0.130 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  6 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes:  23 among 11 drivers.

Lap Leaders:    0; D. Wallace Jr. # 1; C. Buescher 2-4; D. Suarez # 5-6; C. Buescher 7-9; T. Dillon 10-35; J. Logano(i) 36; B. Said 37; C. Elliott 38; E. Sadler 39-47; J. Logano(i) 48-72; B. Scott 73-81; D. Starr 82-86; B. Scott 87; E. Sadler 88-91; J. Yeley 92; E. Sadler 93; J. Yeley 94; E. Sadler 95; J. Logano(i) 96-104; E. Sadler 105; J. Logano(i) 106; E. Sadler 107-109; J. Logano(i) 110-113.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  J. Logano(i) 5 times for 40 laps; T. Dillon 1 time for 26 laps; E. Sadler 6 times for 19 laps; B. Scott 2 times for 10 laps; C. Buescher 2 times for 6 laps; D. Starr 1 time for 5 laps; D. Suarez # 1 time for 2 laps; J. Yeley 2 times for 2 laps; B. Said 1 time for 1 lap; D. Wallace Jr. # 1 time for 1 lap; C. Elliott 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: T. Dillon – 330; C. Buescher – 321; C. Elliott – 293; D. Wallace Jr. # – 293; R. Smith – 287; B. Scott – 286; E. Sadler – 282; R. Reed – 255; D. Suarez # – 254; B. Gaughan – 249.

 

05/02/2015 Posted by | NXS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Talladega Line Up

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying – GEICO 500

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Alabama

Saturday, May 02, 2015

  1. (24)  Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 194.793 mph.
  2. (5)  Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 193.685 mph.
  3. (21)  Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, 193.611 mph.
  4. (88)  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.599 mph.
  5. (48)  Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.427 mph.
  6. (14)  Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 193.419 mph.
  7. (27)  Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 193.412 mph.
  8. (20)  Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 193.357 mph.
  9. (18)  David Ragan, Toyota, 193.006 mph.
  10. (15)  Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 192.808 mph.
  11. (13)  Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 192.703 mph.
  12. (9)  Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 192.343 mph.
  13. (42)  Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 192.792 mph.
  14. (3)  Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 192.789 mph.
  15. (2)  Brad Keselowski, Ford, 192.777 mph.
  16. (33)  Brian Scott(i), Chevrolet, 192.765 mph.
  17. (11)  Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 192.738 mph.
  18. (31)  Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 192.715 mph.
  19. (41)  Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 192.680 mph.
  20. (16)  Greg Biffle, Ford, 192.672 mph.
  21. (22)  Joey Logano, Ford, 192.622 mph.
  22. (19)  Carl Edwards, Toyota, 192.587 mph.
  23. (55)  Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 192.181 mph.
  24. (4)  Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.050 mph.
  25. (10)  Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 191.835 mph.
  26. (6)  Trevor Bayne, Ford, 191.727 mph.
  27. (1)  Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 191.627 mph.
  28. (43)  Aric Almirola, Ford, 191.616 mph.
  29. (17)  Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 191.581 mph.
  30. (40)  Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 191.497 mph.
  31. (47)  AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 191.252 mph.
  32. (32)  Bobby Labonte, Ford, 191.176 mph.
  33. (62)  Brendan Gaughan(i), Chevrolet, 191.016 mph.
  34. (98)  Josh Wise, Ford, 190.757 mph.
  35. (51)  Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 190.738 mph.
  36. (78)  Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 190.715 mph.
  37. (7)  Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  38. (34)  Chris Buescher(i), Ford, Owner Points
  39. (38)  David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points
  40. (46)  Michael Annett, Chevrolet, Owner Points
  41. (35)  Cole Whitt, Ford, Owner Points
  42. (23)  JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, Owner Points
  43. (83)  Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, Owner Points

    2 drivers failed to qualify.

  1. (95)  Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.444 mph.
  2. (26)  Jeb Burton #, Toyota, 188.980 mph.

 

05/02/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

2015 Chase Grid Outlook After Richmond

2015 Chase Grid Outlook
Pos. Drivers Wins Points Chase Bonus Pts
1 Kevin Harvick 2 357 6
2 Jimmie Johnson 2 299 6
3 Joey Logano 1 324 3
4 Brad Keselowski 1 283 3
5 Matt Kenseth 1 273 3
6 Denny Hamlin 1 245 3
7 Kurt Busch 1 222 3
8 Martin Truex Jr. 0 315 0
9 Kasey Kahne 0 275 0
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0 271 0
11 Jamie McMurray 0 264 0
12 Jeff Gordon 0 263 0
13 Aric Almirola 0 250 0
14 Paul Menard 0 239 0
15 Clint Bowyer 0 235 0
16 Ryan Newman 0 234 0
Outside Looking In
17 Danica Patrick 0 230 0
18 Carl Edwards 0 228 0
19 David Ragan 0 218 0
20 Kyle Larson 0 205 0
21 Greg Biffle 0 203 0
22 AJ Allmendinger 0 202 0
23 Casey Mears 0 200 0
24 Austin Dillon 0 194 0
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0 188 0
26 David Gilliland 0 175 0
27 Trevor Bayne 0 174 0
28 Justin Allgaier 0 171 0
29 Brett Moffitt # 0 151 0
30 Tony Stewart 0 148 0
 1-7 = Locked into the Chase, provided they attempt to qualify for the remaining regular season races
 8-16 = 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

05/01/2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Talladega

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Talladega Superspeedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating
1 Kevin Harvick 28 1 1 6 12 2 15.6 78.8
2 Joey Logano 12 0 0 2 4 4 19.9 82.2
3 Martin Truex Jr. 20 0 0 1 6 9 21.3 78.6
4 Jimmie Johnson 26 1 2 6 10 8 17.5 87.5
5 Brad Keselowski 12 0 3 4 7 1 15.1 82.9
6 Kasey Kahne 22 1 0 3 5 3 21.1 71.7
7 Matt Kenseth 30 0 1 6 10 4 17.8 89.9
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 30 0 5 10 14 5 15.5 90.7
9 Jamie McMurray 25 0 2 6 7 4 20.4 79.8
10 Jeff Gordon 44 3 6 15 19 9 17.0 79.1
11 Aric Almirola 10 0 0 0 1 1 21.1 79.2
12 Denny Hamlin 18 0 1 4 6 3 19.0 82.0
13 Paul Menard 17 0 0 2 3 6 21.5 74.4
14 Clint Bowyer 18 0 2 6 10 3 14.4 78.5
15 Ryan Newman 26 0 0 5 10 8 20.9 68.6
16 Danica Patrick 4 0 0 0 0 1 26.8 71.7

* – Based on last 20 races at Talladega Superspeedway (2005 – 2014).

05/01/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

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