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DOVER-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA 400

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 22, 2014) – Below is a look at the 16 Challengers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the AAA 400 on Sept. 28. ESPN’s coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 2 p.m.

DOVER-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

1 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Wurth Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.1

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 12.8
  • Led 22 races for 1,418 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, three top fives, three top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.4 in nine races
  • Average Running Position of 13.8, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.9, 11th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.620 mph, 11th-fastest

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.8

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 12.5
  • Led 19 races for 794 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Two top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.7 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.0, 17th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.3, 17th-best

 

3 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.4

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; six poles
  • Average finish of 14.0
  • Led 20 races for 1,369 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.3 in 27 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.8, 14th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.8, 14th-best
  • 831 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • 4,556 Laps in the Top 15 (59.9%), ninth-most
  • 393 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.1

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.8
  • Led 15 races for 1,035 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Nine wins, 13 top fives, 18 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 8.4 in 25 races
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 6.6
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 122.5
  • Series-high 1,069 Fastest Laps Run
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 144.536 mph
  • Series-high 6,661 Laps in the Top 15 (87.6%)
  • 387 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

5 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.0

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 17.4
  • Led 13 races for 411 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.4 in 19 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.8, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 105.3, third-best
  • 413 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.166 mph, third-fastest

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.2

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.8
  • Led 12 races for 220 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.2 in 29 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.4, 18th-best
  • Driver Rating of 82.5, 16th-best
  • 232 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • 748 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.547 mph, 12th-fastest

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.5

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 10.3
  • Led 19 races for 571 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Four wins, 17 top fives, 24 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 11.7 in 43 races
  • Average Running Position of 12.1, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.5, sixth-best
  • 289 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most
  • 783 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.994 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 5,815 Laps in the Top 15 (76.5%), third-most
  • Series-high 521 Quality Passes

 

8 – Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.0

2014 Rundown

  • 10 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.1
  • Led 16 races for 465 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, 14 top fives, 20 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.0 in 31 races
  • Average Running Position of 8.8, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 108.3, second-best
  • 461 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 726 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 144.261 mph, second-fastest
  • 6,224 Laps in the Top 15 (81.9%), second-most

 

9 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.4

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.0
  • Led 9 races for 133 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.2 in 20 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.8, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 100.0, fourth-best
  • 491 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 786 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.927 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 5,374 Laps in the Top 15 (70.7%), sixth-most
  • 519 Quality Passes, second-most

 

10 – AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 Hungry Jack / ACME Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 70.4

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.6
  • Led 5 races for 68 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Three top 10s
  • Average finish of 22.8 in 13 races
  • Average Running Position of 21.7, 27th-best
  • Driver Rating of 75.4, 21st-best

 

11 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.6

2014 Rundown

  • One win, three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.4
  • Led 10 races for 204 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One top five, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.0 in 21 races
  • Average Running Position of 16.5, 16th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.4, 18th-best
  • 311 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 792 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • 4,101 Laps in the Top 15 (53.9%), 12th-most

 

12 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Quicken Loans “Design A Scheme” Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 84.9

2014 Rundown

  • Two top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.3
  • Led 4 races for 24 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Three wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 13.6 in 25 races
  • Average Running Position of 12.8, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.1, 10th-best
  • 4,978 Laps in the Top 15 (65.5%), seventh-most
  • 375 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

13 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.4

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.7
  • Led 12 races for 195 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, six top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 19.6 in 17 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.8, 15th-best
  • Driver Rating of 83.3, 15th-best

 

14 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 Post-It Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 79.8

2014 Rundown

  • Three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.6
  • Led 6 races for 109 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.4 in 24 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.8, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 98.9, fifth-best
  • 434 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 786 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.959 mph, fifth-fastest
  • 5,497 Laps in the Top 15 (72.3%), fifth-most
  • 505 Quality Passes, third-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 86.7

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.4
  • Led 11 races for 181 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, six top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.2 in 28 races
  • Average Running Position of 13.4, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.6, eighth-best
  • 292 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • 816 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 143.741 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 4,415 Laps in the Top 15 (58.1%), 10th-most
  • 415 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

16 – Aric Almirola (No. 43 Nathan’s Famous Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 74.1

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.4
  • Led 5 races for 23 laps

Dover International Speedway Outlook:

  • One top 10
  • Average finish of 15.4 in five races
  • Average Running Position of 17.7, 20th-best
  • Driver Rating of 77.2, 20th-best

 

 

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