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Statistical Advance: Dover

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 26, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks on May 31 (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Safety-Kleen Ford)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.7
  • Average Running Position of 12.1, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.4, fifth-best
  • 435 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 833 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.050 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 5,555 Laps in the Top 15 (69.4%), sixth-most
  • 517 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), fourth-most

 

Clint Bowyer (No. AAA Insurance Toyota)

  • Two top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.9
  • Average Running Position of 12.2, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.5, eighth-best
  • 203 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
  • 762 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.979 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 5,335 Laps in the Top 15 (74.1%), seventh-most
  • 434 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

  • One win, six top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.2
  • Average Running Position of 13.4, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.0, 10th-best
  • 297 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • 861 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.859 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 4,712 Laps in the Top 15 (58.9%), 10th-most
  • 437 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Toyota)

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.2
  • Average Running Position of 11.5, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 105.5, third-best
  • 424 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.300 mph, third-fastest
  • 6,096 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most
  • 507 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 19 Stanley Toyota)

  • One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.2
  • Average Running Position of 11.0, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 99.2, fourth-best
  • 499 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 838 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.043 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 5,574 Laps in the Top 15 (69.6%), fifth-most
  • 552 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 3M Chevrolet)

  • Five wins, 18 top fives, 25 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 11.4
  • Average Running Position of 11.6, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.5, sixth-best
  • 362 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 818 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.169 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 6,214 Laps in the Top 15 (77.6%), third-most
  • Series-high 555 Quality Passes

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

  • Nine wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 8.2
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 6.5
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 122.3
  • Series-high 1,106 Fastest Laps Run
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 144.673 mph
  • Series-high 7,061 Laps in the Top 15 (88.2%)
  • 420 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

  • Two wins, 15 top fives, 21 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.8
  • Average Running Position of 8.7, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 108.3, second-best
  • 471 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 762 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.394 mph, second-fastest
  • 6,624 Laps in the Top 15 (82.8%), second-most
  • 541 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford)

  • One win, four top fives, four top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.2
  • Average Running Position of 12.6, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.1, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.870 mph, ninth-fastest

 

Kyle Larson (No. 42 Target Chevrolet)

  • One top 10
  • Average finish of 8.5
  • Average Running Position of 11.3, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 93.0, seventh-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.030 mph, seventh-fastest

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, six top fives, 13 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 13.4
  • Average Running Position of 12.8, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.2, 12th-best
  • 770 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
  • 5,202 Laps in the Top 15 (65.0%), eighth-most
  • 400 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

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

  • One win, one top five, eight top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.8
  • Average Running Position of 15.0, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.1, 11th-best
  • 252 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.752 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 4,388 Laps in the Top 15 (60.9%), 11th-most
  • 411 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

05/27/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Dover International Speedway: History

Dover International Speedway:

History

  • The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.
  • The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was held on July 6, 1969 – won by Richard Petty.
  • The first two races at Dover were 300 miles. The race length was changed to 500 miles in 1971.
  • The track surface was changed to concrete in 1995.
  • The race length was changed to 400 miles beginning with the second race in 1997.
  • The track name was changed to Dover International Speedway in 2002.

Notebook

  • There have been 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway, one race in 1969 and 1970, two races per year since 1971.
  • 381 drivers have competed in at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway; 278 in more than one.
  • Ricky Rudd leads the series in starts at Dover with 56. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 44 starts; followed by Matt Kenseth with 32.
  • David Pearson won the inaugural Coors Light pole at Dover in 1969 with a speed of 130.430 mph.
  • 39 drivers have Coors Light poles at Dover, led by David Pearson with six. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman lead all active drivers in poles with four each.
  • Nine drivers have won consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover. David Pearson holds the record for most consecutive poles at Dover with three; from 1973 to the spring race of 1974.
  • Two active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006), and Denny Hamlin (fall 2012 and spring 2013).
  • Youngest Dover pole winner: Jeff Gordon (06/04/1995 – 23 years, 10 months, 0 days).

 

  • Oldest Dover pole winner: Mark Martin (06/01/2012 – 53 years, 4 months, 23 days).
  • 34 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with nine wins (2002 sweep, fall 2005, 2009 sweep, 2010 fall, spring 2012, fall 2013 and spring 2014).
  • 12 drivers have posted consecutive wins at Dover International Speedway, including three consecutive by David Pearson (fall 1972 and 1973 sweep), Rusty Wallace (fall 1993 and 1994 sweep) and Jeff Gordon (fall 1995 and 1996 sweep).
  • Youngest Dover winner: Kyle Busch (06/01/2008 – 23 years, 0 months, 30 days).
  • Oldest Dover winner: Harry Gant (05/31/1992 – 52 years, 4 months, 21 days).
  • Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 17: Jimmie Johnson (nine), Jeff Gordon (five), Geoff Bodine (one), Ken Schrader (one) and Ricky Rudd (one).
  • Nine different manufacturers have won in the NSCS at Dover; led by Chevrolet with 36 victories; followed by Ford with 25.
  • 13 of the 90 (14.4%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the Coors Light pole; the two most recent were Jimmie Johnson in 2009 and 2010.
  • The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (15) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway.  
  • 28 of the 90 (31.1%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from the front row: 13 from the pole and 15 from second-place.
  • 71 of the 90 (78.8%) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Dover have been won from a top-10 starting position.
  • Five of the 90 (5.6%) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover have been won from a starting position outside the top 20 – most recently: Tony Stewart, spring 2013 (22nd-place starting position)
  • The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Dover was 37th, by Kyle Petty in the spring of 1995.
  • Mark Martin leads the series in runner-up finishes at Dover with eight; followed by Dale Earnhardt with five. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with four.
  • Mark Martin leads the series in top-five finishes at Dover with 24; followed by Dale Earnhardt with 19. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 18.
  • Mark Martin leads the series in top-10 finishes at Dover with 33; followed by Richard Petty and Ricky Rudd with 26 each. Jeff Gordon leads all active drivers with 25.
  • Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average starting position at Dover with a 9.654.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with an 8.154.

 

  • 11 of the 12 active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winners at Dover International Speedway participated in at least one or more races before visiting Victory Lane. Jimmie Johnson won at Dover in his first two appearances.    
  • Among the 12 active NSCS Dover winners Kurt Busch (22) and Matt Kenseth (14) made 10 or more attempts before their first win.
  • Kevin Harvick leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Dover without visiting Victory Lane at 28.
  • Since the advent of electronic scoring the closest margin of victory (MOV) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway was the September 25, 2005 race won by Jimmie Johnson over Kyle Busch with a MOV of 0.08 second.
  • There has been one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race resulting with a green-white-checkered finish at Dover International Speedway (Scheduled No. of Laps/Actual No. of Laps): fall of 2005 (400/404).
  • Not one of the 90 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Dover International Speedway have been shortened due to weather conditions.  
  • Qualifying has been cancelled due to weather conditions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover International Speedway five times: fall of 1984, spring of 2001, fall of 2003, spring of 2005 and spring of 2011.  
  • Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series active drivers have made their first career start at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (9/20/98), Kurt Busch (9/24/00) and David Ragan (9/24/06).
  • Two active drivers have posted their first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coors Light pole at Dover International Speedway: Matt Kenseth (06/02/02) and Michael Waltrip (06/03/1991).    
  • One active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver has posted his first career win at Dover International Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. (06/04/07).
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 2,976 laps led in 26 starts.
  • If Jimmie Johnson leads 24 laps or more this weekend he will surpass the 3,000 laps led mark at Dover International Speedway, becoming the seventh driver in series history to lead 3,000 or more laps at a single track. Jeff Gordon is the only other active driver to accomplish the feat (Martinsville – 3,744 laps led).
  • Two female drivers have competed at Dover International Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Janet Guthrie and Danica Patrick.

05/26/2015 Posted by | NSCS ARTICLES | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Charlotte Coca-Cola 600 Results

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race – Coca-Cola 600

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, North Carolina

Sunday, May 24, 2015

 

  1. (3) Carl Edwards, Toyota, 400, $363390.
  2. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, $277263.
  3. (15) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 400, $217255.
  4. (1) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 400, $252716.
  5. (10) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 400, $182350.
  6. (19) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400, $166570.
  7. (6) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 400, $172911.
  8. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, $143720.
  9. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, $174045.
  10. (14) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 400, $140045.
  11. (17) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400, $157301.
  12. (33) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 400, $128685.
  13. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 400, $161793.
  14. (23) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 400, $120735.
  15. (18) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, $156371.
  16. (11) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 400, $147271.
  17. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, 399, $146046.
  18. (28) Chase Elliott(i), Chevrolet, 399, $103910.
  19. (22) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 399, $136826.
  20. (24) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 399, $140368.
  21. (12) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 399, $132399.
  22. (20) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 398, $111760.
  23. (34) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 398, $128993.
  24. (26) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 398, $128305.
  25. (9) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 398, $129468.
  26. (31) Alex Bowman, Chevrolet, 397, $116518.
  27. (27) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 397, $141210.
  28. (37) Cole Whitt, Ford, 396, $113343.
  29. (30) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 395, $125618.
  30. (25) Michael McDowell, Ford, 394, $97335.
  31. (40) Brett Moffitt #, Ford, 393, $97185.
  32. (36) Michael Annett, Chevrolet, 393, $95560.
  33. (39) David Gilliland, Ford, 392, $115957.
  34. (42) Matt DiBenedetto #, Toyota, 392, $95285.
  35. (38) Josh Wise, Ford, 392, $98135.
  36. (43) Alex Kennedy #, Chevrolet, 389, $97535.
  37. (29) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 382, $102761.
  38. (41) JJ Yeley(i), Toyota, Engine, 377, $89413.
  39. (32) Landon Cassill(i), Chevrolet, 375, $85350.
  40. (13) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 370, $129286.
  41. (7) David Ragan, Toyota, Engine, 353, $105164.
  42. (16) Ryan Blaney(i), Ford, Engine, 281, $73350.
  43. (35) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, Accident, 135, $77850.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  147.803 mph.

Time of Race:  04 Hrs, 03 Mins, 34 Secs. Margin of Victory:  4.785 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  8 for 39 laps.

Lead Changes:  22 among 9 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   M. Kenseth 0; C. Edwards 1-2; M. Kenseth 3-27; D. Gilliland 28; M. Kenseth 29; J. Logano 30-43; D. Hamlin 44-63; K. Harvick 64-78; Kurt Busch 79; B. Keselowski 80; K. Harvick 81-90; M. Truex Jr. 91; B. Keselowski 92-93; J. Logano 94-96; Kurt Busch 97-189; C. Edwards 190-191; M. Truex Jr. 192-236; Kurt Busch 237-260; M. Truex Jr. 261-329; D. Hamlin 330-362; M. Truex Jr. 363-378; K. Harvick 379; C. Edwards 380-400.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  M. Truex Jr. 4 times for 131 laps; Kurt Busch 3 times for 118 laps; D. Hamlin 2 times for 53 laps; M. Kenseth 2 times for 26 laps; K. Harvick 3 times for 26 laps; C. Edwards 3 times for 25 laps; J. Logano 2 times for 17 laps; B. Keselowski 2 times for 3 laps; D. Gilliland 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 16 in Points: K. Harvick – 473; M. Truex Jr. – 432; J. Logano – 407; D. Earnhardt Jr. – 401; J. Johnson – 393; B. Keselowski – 381; M. Kenseth – 372; J. Mcmurray – 353; J. Gordon – 346; K. Kahne – 345; R. Newman – 343; A. Almirola – 339; P. Menard – 336; Kurt Busch – 327; D. Hamlin – 321; C. Edwards – 312.

05/25/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

XFINITY Series Charlotte Results

NASCAR XFINITY Series Race – Hisense 300

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, North Carolina

Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

  1. (1) Austin Dillon(i), Chevrolet, 200, $70854.
  2. (4) Denny Hamlin(i), Toyota, 200, $45242.
  3. (8) Kasey Kahne(i), Chevrolet, 200, $35150.
  4. (15) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, $34424.
  5. (2) Darrell Wallace Jr. #, Ford, 200, $35548.
  6. (19) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, 200, $29090.
  7. (9) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, $27577.
  8. (16) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 200, $27640.
  9. (11) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 200, $25831.
  10. (12) Ryan Blaney, Ford, 200, $25997.
  11. (14) Chris Buescher, Ford, 200, $24514.
  12. (10) Ryan Reed, Ford, 200, $23983.
  13. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 200, $23375.
  14. (13) Kevin Harvick(i), Chevrolet, 200, $16895.
  15. (7) Erik Jones(i), Toyota, 200, $23170.
  16. (18) Dakoda Armstrong, Ford, 200, $22287.
  17. (21) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 200, $22060.
  18. (17) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 199, $21832.
  19. (6) Aric Almirola(i), Ford, 199, $15806.
  20. (3) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 197, $22255.
  21. (25) JJ Yeley, Toyota, 196, $21554.
  22. (32) David Starr, Toyota, 196, $21497.
  23. (30) Blake Koch, Toyota, 196, $21448.
  24. (22) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 195, $21381.
  25. (28) Chad Boat(i), Chevrolet, 194, $15496.
  26. (35) Jimmy Weller, Chevrolet, 193, $21311.
  27. (34) Kyle Fowler(i), Toyota, 192, $15275.
  28. (38) Peyton Sellers #, Chevrolet, 192, $21240.
  29. (23) John Wes Townley(i), Chevrolet, 191, $21194.
  30. (36) Eric McClure, Toyota, 189, $21449.
  31. (20) Ross Chastain #, Chevrolet, Engine, 187, $21113.
  32. (39) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, 186, $21067.
  33. (5) Kyle Larson(i), Chevrolet, 183, $15097.
  34. (26) Cale Conley #, Toyota, 146, $20991.
  35. (27) Harrison Rhodes #, Chevrolet, Transmission, 141, $20957.
  36. (37) Carl Long, Dodge, Engine, 129, $19499.
  37. (33) BJ McLeod(i), Chevrolet, Fuel Pump, 58, $18499.
  38. (31) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, Accident, 45, $17499.
  39. (29) Timmy Hill(i), Toyota, Electrical, 40, $10499.
  40. (40) Jeff Green, Toyota, Vibration, 2, $9499.

 

Average Speed of Race Winner:  139.824 mph.

Time of Race:  02 Hrs, 08 Mins, 44 Secs. Margin of Victory:  2.692 Seconds.

Caution Flags:  3 for 22 laps.

Lead Changes:  9 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders:   A. Dillon(i) 1-98; D. Wallace Jr. # 99; K. Kahne(i) 100; D. Suarez # 101; L. Cassill 102-105; A. Dillon(i) 106-111; K. Harvick(i) 112-122; A. Dillon(i) 123-166; D. Hamlin(i) 167-185; A. Dillon(i) 186-200.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Lead, Laps Led):  A. Dillon(i) 4 times for 163 laps; D. Hamlin(i) 1 time for 19 laps; K. Harvick(i) 1 time for 11 laps; L. Cassill 1 time for 4 laps; D. Suarez # 1 time for 1 lap; K. Kahne(i) 1 time for 1 lap; D. Wallace Jr. # 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 10 in Points: C. Buescher – 401; T. Dillon – 397; C. Elliott – 373; D. Wallace Jr. # – 371; R. Smith – 360; E. Sadler – 352; B. Scott – 350; R. Reed – 320; D. Suarez # – 320; B. Gaughan – 309.

 

 

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05/23/2015 Posted by | NXS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Starting lineup for the Coca-Cola 600

Starting lineup for the Coca-Cola 600

  1. Matt Kenseth
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Greg Biffle
  5. Denny Hamlin
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. David Ragan
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Kyle Larson
  10. Martin Truex Jr.
  11. Austin Dillon
  12. Tony Stewart
  13. Jimmie Johnson
  14. Kurt Busch
  15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  16. Ryan Blaney
  17. Klye Busch
  18. Jeff Gordon
  19. Ryan Newman
  20. Danica Patrick
  21. Aric Almirola
  22. Jamie McMurray
  23. Paul Menard
  24. Clint Bowyer
  25. Michael McDowell
  26. Sam Hornish Jr.
  27. Trevor Bayne
  28. Chase Elliott
  29. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  30. AJ Allmendinger
  31. Alex Bowman
  32. Landon Cassill
  33. Kasey Kahne
  34. Casey Mears
  35. Justin Allgaier
  36. Michael Annett
  37. Cole Whitt
  38. Josh Wise
  39. David Gilliland
  40. Brett Moffitt
  41. J.J. Yeley
  42. Matt DiBenedetto
  43. Alex Kennedy

05/22/2015 Posted by | NSCS RESULTS | | Leave a comment

Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Charlotte

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015 Top 16 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Rank Driver Races Poles Wins Top Fives Top 10s DNFs Average Finish Driver Rating  
 
1 Kevin Harvick 28 0 3 5 11 1 15.8 84.7  
2 Martin Truex Jr. 19 0 0 0 4 0 18.5 77.0  
3 Jimmie Johnson 27 4 7 13 17 4 11.4 111.6  
4 Joey Logano 12 0 0 4 7 0 10.0 88.4  
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 30 1 0 5 11 4 19.4 81.1  
6 Brad Keselowski 11 1 1 2 3 1 15.7 86.5  
7 Matt Kenseth 31 0 2 9 16 5 13.6 95.5  
8 Jamie McMurray 25 0 2 7 10 3 16.6 80.0  
9 Jeff Gordon 44 9 5 17 24 10 15.5 91.6  
10 Kasey Kahne 22 0 4 9 13 1 11.5 100.8  
11 Aric Almirola 6 1 0 0 0 1 19.5 74.3  
12 Paul Menard 16 0 0 0 2 2 22.9 66.1  
13 Ryan Newman 28 9 0 4 11 5 18.5 79.0  
14 Kurt Busch 29 0 1 6 7 4 19.4 84.4  
15 Denny Hamlin 19 1 0 4 11 1 13.5 92.8  
16 Clint Bowyer 18 0 1 2 5 1 17.1 82.0  

* – Based on last 19 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

05/21/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

Chase Grid Outlook

2015 Chase Grid Outlook 5/19/15
Pos. Drivers Wins Points Chase Bonus Pts
1 Jimmie Johnson 3 389 9
2 Kevin Harvick 2 437 6
3 Joey Logano 1 375 3
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1 360 3
5 Brad Keselowski 1 343 3
6 Matt Kenseth 1 331 3
7 Kurt Busch 1 292 3
8 Denny Hamlin 1 284 3
9 Martin Truex Jr. 0 391 0
10 Jamie McMurray 0 328 0
11 Jeff Gordon 0 317 0
12 Kasey Kahne 0 313 0
13 Aric Almirola 0 312 0
14 Paul Menard 0 306 0
15 Ryan Newman 0 305 0
16 Clint Bowyer 0 272 0
Outside Looking In
17 Danica Patrick 0 270 0
18 Carl Edwards 0 265 0
19 AJ Allmendinger 0 259 0
20 Casey Mears 0 242 0
21 Greg Biffle 0 242 0
22 Kyle Larson 0 237 0
23 David Ragan 0 235 0
24 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 0 227 0
25 Austin Dillon 0 225 0
26 David Gilliland 0 212 0
27 Sam Hornish Jr. 0 210 0
28 Justin Allgaier 0 207 0
29 Trevor Bayne 0 190 0
30 Tony Stewart 0 179 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

 

05/21/2015 Posted by | NSCS STATS | | Leave a comment

MILESTONES – Charlotte Motor Speedway

MILESTONES – Charlotte Motor Speedway

DRIVER HAS NEEDS MILESTONE
Matt Kenseth 549 1 550th Consecutive NSCS Start – Kenseth is 10th on the all-time NSCS starts list and second among active drivers with 549 consecutive NSCS starts. (9th-place – Ken Schrader has 579)
Jamie McMurray 449 1 450th NSCS Start – McMurray is tied with Greg Biffle and Cecil Gordon for 45th on the all-time NSCS starts list with 449 starts.
Greg Biffle 449 1 450th NSCS Start – Biffle is tied with Jamie McMurray and Cecil Gordon for 45th on the all-time NSCS starts list with 449 starts.
David Ragan 299 1 300th Consecutive NSCS Start – Ragan is outside the top 25 on the all-time NSCS starts list but is ranked 12th among active drivers with 299 consecutive NSCS starts.
Matt Kenseth 32 1 33rd NSCS Win – Kenseth is tied with Dale Jarrett for 22nd on the all-time NSCS wins list, one win behind Fireball Roberts in 21st (33 wins).
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 24 1 25th NSCS Win – Earnhardt Jr. is 30th on the all-time NSCS wins list, one win behind Joe Weatherly and Denny Hamlin in 29th (25 wins).
Joey Logano 49 1 50th NSCS Top-Five Finish – Logano is 70th on the all-time NSCS top fives list, two top-fives behind Neil Castles and Cotton Owens in 68th (51).
Paul Menard 49 1 50th NSCS Top-10 Finish – Menard is tied with Bill Seifert and J.T. Putney for 115th on the all-time NSCS top 10s list, one top-10 behind Tommy Irwin and Charlie Glotzbach in 113th (50).
Jeff Gordon 24,825 175 25,000 NSCS Laps Led – Gordon can become the sixth driver in NSCS history to lead 25,000 laps.
Matt Kenseth 9,568 432 10,000 Laps Led – Kenseth can become the 16th driver in series history to lead 10,000 or more laps.
Jimmie Johnson 990 10 1,000 Laps Led in the Coca-Cola 600 – Johnson can become the fourth driver in series history to lead 1,000 or more laps in the Coca-Cola 600 joining David Pearson (1,251); Bobby Allison (1,177) and Richard Petty (1,005). Johnson needs 10 laps led.
Jimmie Johnson 4 1 Most Coca-Cola 600 Wins (5) – Johnson can tie Darrell Waltrip for the lead on the all-time NSCS Coca-Cola 600 wins list with his fifth victory this weekend (Waltrip’s wins – 1978, ’79, ’85, ’88 and ’89) and (Johnson’s wins – 2003, ’04, ’05, and ’14).
#43 car 199 1 200 NSCS Wins – The No. 43 car is second on the all-time NSCS wins list, five wins behind the No. 11 car in first (204).

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Wins Tracker

Wins Tracker

 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Winners List:

                Winner                                           Track_________ ________________    

  1. Joey Logano Daytona International Speedway
  2. Jimmie Johnson Atlanta Motor Speedway
  3. Kevin Harvick Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  4. Kevin Harvick Phoenix International Raceway
  5. Brad Keselowski Auto Club Speedway
  6. Denny Hamlin Martinsville Speedway
  7. Jimmie Johnson Texas Motor Speedway
  8. Matt Kenseth Bristol Motor Speedway
  9. Kurt Busch Richmond International Raceway
  10. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talladega Superspeedway
  11. Jimmie Johnson Kansas Speedway

 

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CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Coca-Cola 600

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 18, 2014) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina going into the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 (6 p.m. ET on FOX).

 

CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Ortho Ford)

  • Five top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.3
  • Average Running Position of 15.3, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.7, eighth-best
  • 303 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.378 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 3,918 Laps in the Top 15 (54.6%), ninth-most
  • 700 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), ninth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

  • One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.4
  • Driver Rating of 84.4, 12th-best
  • 216 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • 3,833 Laps in the Top 15 (53.4%), 10th-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Toyota)

  • 10 top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.1
  • Average Running Position of 9.8, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 106.7, second-best
  • 478 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 177.219 mph, second-fastest
  • 5,624 Laps in the Top 15 (78.4%), second-most
  • 1,007 Quality Passes, second-most

Carl Edwards (No. 19 Subway Toyota)

  • Six top fives, 13 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.3
  • Average Running Position of 14.6, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.6, seventh-best
  • 1,671 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • 4,450 Laps in the Top 15 (62.0%), seventh-most
  • 848 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet)

  • Five wins, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s; nine poles
  • Average finish of 15.5
  • Average Running Position of 14.2, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.6, sixth-best
  • 280 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.644 mph, third-fastest
  • 4,562 Laps in the Top 15 (63.6%), sixth-most
  • 826 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)

  • Four top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.5
  • Average Running Position of 12.6, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.8, fifth-best
  • 239 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.433 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 4,837 Laps in the Top 15 (71.4%), third-most
  • 791 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

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

  • Three wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.8
  • Average Running Position of 16.4, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.7, 11th-best
  • 214 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 1,609 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • 4,254 Laps in the Top 15 (59.3%), eighth-most
  • 743 Quality Passes, eighth-most

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

  • Seven wins, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 11.4
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 7.6
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 111.6
  • Series-high 688 Fastest Laps Run
  • 1,444 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 177.298 mph
  • Series-high 6,277 Laps in the Top 15 (87.5%)
  • Series-high 1,031 Quality Passes

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 LIFTMASTER Chevrolet)

  • Four wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.5
  • Average Running Position of 11.8, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.8, third-best
  • 667 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 1,642 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.601 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 4,725 Laps in the Top 15 (65.9%), fourth-most
  • 874 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 DEWALT Toyota)

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.6
  • Average Running Position of 13.8, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.5, fourth-best
  • 379 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 1,531 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.531 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 4,680 Laps in the Top 15 (65.2%), fifth-most
  • 854 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford)

  • One win, two top fives, three top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.7
  • Average Running Position of 14.6, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 86.5, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.408 mph, eighth-fastest

 

Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)

  • Four top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.0
  • Average Running Position of 14.0, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.4, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.344 mph, 11th-fastest

 

 

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