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CHICAGO-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the MyAfibStory.com 400

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 8, 2014) – Below is a look at the performances of the 16 Challengers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the MyAfibStory.com 400, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, on September 14  at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN.

 

CHICAGO-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

1 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.0

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 11 top fives, 13 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 13.5
  • Led 20 races for 1,278 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, two top fives, three top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.6 in five races
  • Average Running Position of 13.0, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 93.6, eighth-best
  • 85 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.375 mph, eighth-fastest

 

2 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 10.0
  • Led 18 races for 545 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, six top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.6 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.9, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.9, fifth-best
  • 133 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 548 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.475 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 1,769 Laps in the Top 15 (73.5%), fourth-most
  • Series-high 322 Quality Passes

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.0

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.9
  • Led 12 races for 220 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, three top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.8 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 13.9, 13th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, 13th-best
  • 65 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 622 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • 1,537 Laps in the Top 15 (63.9%), eighth-most
  • 282 Quality Passes, third-most

 

4 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.9

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.2
  • Led 15 races for 1,035 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Seven top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 8.9 in 12 races
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 7.1
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 117.1
  • Series-high 351 Fastest Laps Run
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 170.236 mph
  • Series-high 2,085 Laps in the Top 15 (86.7%)
  • 274 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

5 – Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.3

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.2
  • Led 18 races for 721 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One top 10; one pole
  • Average finish of 19.4 in five races
  • Average Running Position of 17.1, 19th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.7, 20th-best

 

6 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.7

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s; six poles
  • Average finish of 14.8
  • Led 18 races for 1,186 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, seven top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 9.9 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.9, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.4, sixth-best
  • 557 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.511 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 1,637 Laps in the Top 15 (68.0%), sixth-most
  • 264 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

7 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.6

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.7
  • Led 9 races for 133 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, three top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.0 in nine races
  • Average Running Position of 15.1, 16th-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.1, 10th-best
  • 112 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 569 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • 1,570 Laps in the Top 15 (65.3%), seventh-most
  • 316 Quality Passes, second-most

 

8 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.9

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, nine top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 18.2
  • Led 12 races for 365 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, four top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.1 in nine races
  • Average Running Position of 10.3, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 102.7, fourth-best
  • 124 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.608 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 1,793 Laps in the Top 15 (74.5%), third-most
  • 276 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

9 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.0

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.2
  • Led 11 races for 163 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One top five, two top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.5 in eight races
  • Average Running Position of 16.9, 18th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.2, 19th-best
  • 236 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

10 – Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.6

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.2
  • Led 11 races for 181 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One top five, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.2 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.0, 15th-best
  • Driver Rating of 86.2, 15th-best
  • 64 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most
  • 530 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • 1,400 Laps in the Top 15 (58.2%), 11th-most

 

11 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmer’s Insurance Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.9

2014 Rundown

  • One win, three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.3
  • Led 10 races for 204 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Two top fives, three top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.3 in 10 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.3, 20th-best
  • Driver Rating of 82.8, 18th-best
  • 75 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

 

12 – Aric Almirola (No. 43 Eckrich Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 73.9

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.1
  • Led 4 races for 21 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Average finish of 15.0 in two races
  • Average Running Position of 13.2, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.8, 16th-best

 13 – AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 70.7

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.9
  • Led 5 races for 68 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Average finish of 17.6 in five races
  • Average Running Position of 19.0, 21st-best
  • Driver Rating of 72.2, 23rd-best

 14 – Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.8

2014 Rundown

  • 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.0
  • Led 16 races for 465 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, three top fives, five top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.8 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.2, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 105.4, third-best
  • 222 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.840 mph, third-fastest
  • 1,733 Laps in the Top 15 (72.0%), fifth-most
  • 241 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 15 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 ScotchBlue Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 81.3

2014 Rundown

  • Three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.3
  • Led 6 races for 109 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One top five, one top 10
  • Average finish of 18.0 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.4, 17th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.7, 12th-best
  • 75 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • Series-high 653 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.136 mph, 12th-fastest

 16 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 84.7

2014 Rundown

  • Two top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.1
  • Led 4 races for 24 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, three top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.5 in 12 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.9, 14th-best
  • Driver Rating of 83.2, 17th-best
  • 561 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • 1,311 Laps in the Top 15 (54.5%), 12th-most
  • 235 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

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