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ATLANTA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Oral-B USA 500

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 26, 2014) – With the regular season coming to an end, winless drivers are feeling a strong sense of urgency for a victory – and the spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup that goes with it. Below are the statistics of a number of those drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia going into the Oral-B USA 500 on August 31 (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, PRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

ATLANTA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Marcos Ambrose (No. 9 STANLEY Ford)

  • One top 10
  • Average finish of 20.3
  • Average Running Position of 20.5, 23rd-best
  • Driver Rating of 68.1, 23rd-best
  • 8 Fastest Laps Run, 34th-most
  • 739 Green Flag Passes, 19th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.119 mph, 23rd-fastest
  • 876 Laps in the Top 15 (33.4%), 22nd-most
  • 208 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 21st-most

Greg Biffle (No. Ortho Fire Ant Killer Ford)

  • Three top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.9
  • Average Running Position of 13.7, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.3, 11th-best
  • 237 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 993 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.998 mph, 13th-fastest
  • 3,301 Laps in the Top 15 (67.3%), sixth-most
  • 518 Quality Passes, sixth-most

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 SpeedDigital.com Toyota)

  • Five top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.8
  • Average Running Position of 15.7, 16th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.8, 15th-best
  • 76 Fastest Laps Run, 15th-most
  • 865 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 171.054 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 2,444 Laps in the Top 15 (57.5%), 15th-most
  • 358 Quality Passes, 17th-most

Austin Dillon (No. 3 Dow Chevrolet)

  • Average finish of 19.0
  • Average Running Position of 20.6, 24th-best
  • Driver Rating of 67.3, 24th-best
  • 1 Fastest Laps Run, 44th-most
  • 86 Green Flag Passes, 45th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.903 mph, 26th-fastest
  • 1 Laps in the Top 15 (.3%), 47th-most
  • 1 Quality Passes, 43rd-most

 Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota)

  • Eight top fives, 14 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.7
  • Average Running Position of 12.8, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.5, fifth-best
  • 190 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 1,018 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 171.262 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 3,415 Laps in the Top 15 (69.7%), fifth-most
  • 528 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Cessna Chevrolet)

  • Four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.0
  • Average Running Position of 19.2, 22nd-best
  • Driver Rating of 73.7, 22nd-best
  • Series-high 1,145 Green Flag Passes
  • 1,965 Laps in the Top 15 (40.1%), 18th-most
  • 407 Quality Passes, 15th-most

Paul Menard (No. 27 Duracell/Menards Chevrolet)

  • One top five, three top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.7
  • Average Running Position of 23.3, 27th-best
  • Driver Rating of 63.6, 26th-best
  • 899 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most
  • 827 Laps in the Top 15 (21.1%), 24th-most
  • 208 Quality Passes, 21st-most

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Two top fives, seven top 10s; seven poles
  • Average finish of 17.7
  • Average Running Position of 18.6, 20th-best
  • Driver Rating of 74.1, 21st-best
  • 1,077 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • 1,742 Laps in the Top 15 (35.5%), 19th-most
  • 346 Quality Passes, 19th-most

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

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.7
  • Average Running Position of 11.4, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.2, third-best
  • 800 Green Flag Passes, 16th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 171.240 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 3,231 Laps in the Top 15 (70.6%), seventh-most
  • 490 Quality Passes, 10th-most

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

  • Two top fives, four top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 20.3
  • Average Running Position of 11.7, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.4, 10th-best
  • 890 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 171.359 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 3,517 Laps in the Top 15 (76.8%), fourth-most
  • 559 Quality Passes, second-most

 

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