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NEW HAMPSHIRE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the SYLVANIA 300
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 15, 2014) – Below is a look at the 16 Challengers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 21. ESPN’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.

2014 Chase Grid

 
Pos.
Drivers
Season Wins
Chase Points
1
 Brad Keselowski
5
2,059
2
 Jeff Gordon
3
2,052
3
 Joey Logano
3
2,049
4
 Kevin Harvick
2
2,047
5
 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3
2,042
6
 Denny Hamlin
1
2,041
7
 Kyle Busch
1
2,041
8
 Jimmie Johnson
3
2,041
9
 Kurt Busch
1
2,039
10
 Matt Kenseth
0
2,034
11
 Kasey Kahne
1
2,034
12
 Carl Edwards
2
2,030
13
 Ryan Newman
0
2,029
14
 AJ Allmendinger
1
2,025
15
 Greg Biffle
0
2,021
16
 Aric Almirola
1
2,007
 
 1-12 = In position to move to the next round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
 
 13-16 = In position to possibly be eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challenger Round
 
 0= Eliminated from the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
 
1 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Ford)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.8
2014 Rundown
·         Five wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s; four poles
·         Average finish of 13.0
·         Led 21 races for 1,340 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, four top fives, six top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 11.4 in 10 races
·         Average Running Position of 13.6, 12th-best
·         Driver Rating of 93.8, ninth-best
 
2 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.9
2014 Rundown
·         Three wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 9.7
·         Led 19 races for 571 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Three wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s; four poles
·         Average finish of 11.0 in 39 races
·         Series-best Average Running Position of 7.7
·         Driver Rating of 107.7, second-best
·         Series-high 437 Fastest Laps Run
·         944 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 125.153 mph
·         Series-high 4,989 Laps in the Top 15 (87.9%)
·         Series-high 638 Quality Passes
 
 
3 – Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.9
2014 Rundown
·         Three wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 12.9
·         Led 18 races for 721 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, two top fives, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 19.3 in 12 races
·         Average Running Position of 21.1, 22nd-best
·         Driver Rating of 72.8, 21st-best
 
4 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.5
2014 Rundown
·         Two wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; six poles
·         Average finish of 14.4
·         Led 19 races for 1,265 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, five top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 14.3 in 27 races
·         Average Running Position of 12.8, eighth-best
·         Driver Rating of 91.0, 13th-best
·         178 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
·         970 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.716 mph, ninth-fastest
·         3,700 Laps in the Top 15 (65.2%), ninth-most
 
5 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.3
2014 Rundown
·         Three wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s
·         Average finish of 10.9
·         Led 12 races for 220 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Seven top fives, 13 top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.5 in 30 races
·         Average Running Position of 11.6, sixth-best
·         Driver Rating of 97.3, sixth-best
·         1,061 Green Flag Passes, third-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.987 mph, fifth-fastest
·         4,255 Laps in the Top 15 (75.0%), fourth-most
·         596 Quality Passes, third-most
 
6 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.2
2014 Rundown
·         One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 14.8
·         Led 11 races for 163 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Two wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
·         Average finish of 8.9 in 17 races
·         Average Running Position of 10.5, third-best
·         Driver Rating of 103.6, third-best
·         302 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.973 mph, sixth-fastest
·         3,843 Laps in the Top 15 (75.7%), sixth-most
·         569 Quality Passes, fourth-most
 
7 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Toyota)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.8
2014 Rundown
·         One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 17.7
·         Led 13 races for 411 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, seven top fives, nine top 10s; two poles
·         Average finish of 14.4 in 19 races
·         Average Running Position of 13.5, 11th-best
·         Driver Rating of 94.7, eighth-best
·         232 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.693 mph, 10th-fastest
·         3,768 Laps in the Top 15 (66.4%), seventh-most
·         504 Quality Passes, eighth-most
 
8 – Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.0
2014 Rundown
·         Three wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 14.1
·         Led 15 races for 1,035 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s
·         Average finish of 10.5 in 25 races
·         Average Running Position of 11.3, fifth-best
·         Driver Rating of 102.1, fourth-best
·         431 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 125.077 mph, second-fastest
·         4,459 Laps in the Top 15 (78.6%), second-most
·         602 Quality Passes, second-most
 
9 – Kurt Busch (No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.7
2014 Rundown
·         One win, six top fives, eight top 10s
·         Average finish of 18.7
·         Led 11 races for 181 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Three wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.4 in 27 races
·         Average Running Position of 13.9, 14th-best
·         Driver Rating of 89.5, 14th-best
·         187 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
·         1,002 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.664 mph, 12th-fastest
·         3,448 Laps in the Top 15 (60.8%), 12th-most
·         531 Quality Passes, sixth-most
 
10 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.4
2014 Rundown
·         One win, three top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 16.1
·         Led 10 races for 204 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, three top fives, eight top 10s
·         Average finish of 16.7 in 21 races
·         Average Running Position of 13.9, 15th-best
·         Driver Rating of 92.6, 10th-best
·         340 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
·         1,000 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
·         Average Green Flag Speed of 124.828 mph, eighth-fastest
·         3,709 Laps in the Top 15 (65.4%), eighth-most
·         528 Quality Passes, seventh-most
 
11 – Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.1
2014 Rundown
·         10 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
·         Average finish of 13.9
·         Led 16 races for 465 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, seven top fives, 15 top 10s
·         Average finish of 13.0 in 29 races
·         Average Running Position of 15.5, 18th-best
·         Driver Rating of 85.5, 18th-best
·         Series-high 1,140 Green Flag Passes
·         471 Quality Passes, 12th-most
 
12 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Aflac Ford)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.4
2014 Rundown
·         Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s
·         Average finish of 14.9
·         Led 9 races for 133 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Two top fives, five top 10s
·         Average finish of 13.8 in 20 races
·         Average Running Position of 14.5, 16th-best
·         Driver Rating of 86.1, 17th-best
·         972 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
 
13 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 84.9
2014 Rundown
·         Two top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 14.1
·         Led 4 races for 24 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         Three wins, seven top fives, 16 top 10s; seven poles
·         Average finish of 13.6 in 25 races
·         Average Running Position of 13.1, ninth-best
·         Driver Rating of 92.3, 11th-best
·         4,131 Laps in the Top 15 (72.8%), fifth-most
·         490 Quality Passes, ninth-most
 
14 – AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 Bush’s Beans Chevrolet)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 70.4
2014 Rundown
·         One win, two top fives, four top 10s
·         Average finish of 20.9
·         Led 5 races for 68 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One top 10
·         Average finish of 24.2 in 11 races
·         Average Running Position of 23.6, 28th-best
·         Driver Rating of 63.8, 28th-best
 
15 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 Ortho Ford)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 80.5
2014 Rundown
·         Three top fives, 10 top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.6
·         Led 6 races for 109 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One win, six top fives, nine top 10s
·         Average finish of 15.7 in 24 races
·         Average Running Position of 14.9, 17th-best
·         Driver Rating of 86.6, 16th-best
·         1,109 Green Flag Passes, second-most
·         480 Quality Passes, 10th-most
 
16 – Aric Almirola (No. 43 Smithfield Ford)
·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 73.6
2014 Rundown
·         One win, two top fives, six top 10s
·         Average finish of 20.9
·         Led 5 races for 23 laps
New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook:
·         One top five, one top 10
·         Average finish of 21.3 in eight races
·         Average Running Position of 24.3, 32nd-best
·         Driver Rating of 61.9, 31st-best
 
 
 
 
 
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