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DARLINGTON-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bojangles’ Southern 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 8, 2014) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina going into the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on April 12.

 

DARLINGTON-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/ Red Cross Ford)

  • Two wins, two top fives, five top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.9
  • Average Running Position of 10.3, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 107.5, third-best
  • Series-high 286 Fastest Laps Run
  • 452 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.878 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 2,441 Laps in the Top 15 (73.7%), fifth-most
  • 291 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), third-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)

  • One win, two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.4
  • Average Running Position of 9.0, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 106.2, fifth-best
  • 230 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 492 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.996 mph, third-fastest
  • 2,790 Laps in the Top 15 (84.3%), second-most
  • Series-high 337 Quality Passes

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet)

  • Three top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.9
  • Average Running Position of 12.2, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.4, 10th-best
  • 547 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.451 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 2,277 Laps in the Top 15 (68.8%), eighth-most
  • 273 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Ford EcoBoost Ford)

  • Three top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.5
  • Average Running Position of 12.8, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 93.4, ninth-best
  • 151 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • 480 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.593 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 2,248 Laps in the Top 15 (67.9%), ninth-most
  • 279 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

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

  • Seven wins, 19 top fives, 22 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 11.5
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 8.1
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 111.8
  • 194 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 160.130 mph
  • Series-high 2,982 Laps in the Top 15 (90.1%)
  • 272 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota)

  • One win, four top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 5.4
  • Average Running Position of 8.6, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 108.9, second-best
  • 182 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.977 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 2,488 Laps in the Top 15 (84.6%), fourth-most
  • 266 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 KOBALT Tools Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, eight top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 8.8
  • Average Running Position of 9.9, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 107.5, fourth-best
  • 233 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 485 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 160.069 mph, second-fastest
  • 2,504 Laps in the Top 15 (75.6%), third-most
  • 252 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet)

  • Three top fives, four top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 14.2
  • Average Running Position of 10.4, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 99.1, sixth-best
  • 217 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.655 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 2,318 Laps in the Top 15 (70.0%), seventh-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota)

  • One win, two top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.7
  • Average Running Position of 14.3, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.9, 11th-best
  • 113 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 469 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.346 mph, 12th-fastest
  • 223 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Seven top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.3
  • Average Running Position of 11.6, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.8, seventh-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.708 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 2,425 Laps in the Top 15 (73.3%), sixth-most

 

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

  • Four top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.0
  • Average Running Position of 13.9, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.6, 12th-best
  • 105 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • Series-high 563 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.535 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 2,144 Laps in the Top 15 (64.8%), 11th-most
  • 300 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet)

  • One top five, three top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.4
  • Average Running Position of 12.4, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.8, eighth-best
  • 125 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • 510 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 159.745 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 250 Quality Passes, ninth-most
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