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CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank of America 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 6, 2014) – Below is a look at the 12 Contenders and beyond, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina going into the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night October 11. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on ABC, with the race start scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

CHARLOTTE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

1 – Joey Logano (No. 22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.7

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 14 top fives, 19 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.8
  • Led 20 races for 916 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 10.5 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.1, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.0, ninth-best

 

2 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 Doublemint Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.1

2014 Rundown

  • One win, seven top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 16.7
  • Led 14 races for 412 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Nine top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.6 in 21 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.0, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 106.3, second-best
  • 460 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 5,291 Laps in the Top 15 (77.4%), second-most
  • Series-high 973 Quality Passes

 

 3 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.8

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.5
  • Led 10 races for 134 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Six top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.4 in 19 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.6, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.8, seventh-best
  • 1,592 Green Flag Passes, second-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.106 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 4,280 Laps in the Top 15 (62.6%), sixth-most
  • 806 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

4 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.6

2014 Rundown

  • Two top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.8
  • Led 5 races for 30 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Four top fives, 10 top 10s; nine poles
  • Average finish of 19.0 in 27 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.5, 18th-best
  • Driver Rating of 78.1, 19th-best
  • 1,379 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

 

5 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.7

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.2
  • Led 12 races for 195 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Four top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.7 in 18 races
  • Average Running Position of 12.7, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 92.6, fifth-best
  • 235 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.222 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 4,586 Laps in the Top 15 (71.2%), fourth-most
  • 749 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

6 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.0

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, 10 top fives, 15 top 10s; eight poles
  • Average finish of 13.9
  • Led 22 races for 1,653 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, four top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.3 in 27 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.2, 16th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.5, 15th-best
  • 1,534 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • 3,923 Laps in the Top 15 (57.4%), eighth-most
  • 699 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 93.1

2014 Rundown

  • 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.8
  • Led 17 races for 467 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.5 in 30 races
  • Average Running Position of 13.5, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.1, fourth-best
  • 376 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 1,448 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.413 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 4,649 Laps in the Top 15 (68.0%), third-most
  • 842 Quality Passes, third-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.7

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 10.1
  • Led 21 races for 666 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Five wins, 16 top fives, 23 top 10s; nine poles
  • Average finish of 15.8 in 43 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.7, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.7, eighth-best
  • 243 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 4,228 Laps in the Top 15 (61.8%), seventh-most
  • 777 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

9 – Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Pepsi Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.7

2014 Rundown

  • One win, three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.7
  • Led 11 races for 206 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Four wins, nine top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.5 in 21 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.6, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 101.7, third-best
  • 665 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 1,549 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.430 mph, third-fastest
  • 4,564 Laps in the Top 15 (66.7%), fifth-most
  • 833 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

10 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.1

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 13.2
  • Led 24 races for 1,498 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, two top fives, three top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.7 in 10 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.2, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.4, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 176.125 mph, 10th-fastest

 

11 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.9

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.0
  • Led 13 races for 265 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Five top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 19.4 in 29 races
  • Average Running Position of 19.0, 22nd-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.9, 16th-best
  • 183 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 1,435 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • 623 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.8

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.3
  • Led 15 races for 1,035 laps

Charlotte Motor Speedway Outlook:

  • Seven wins, 13 top fives, 17 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 11.2 in 26 races
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 7.5
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 112.7
  • Series-high 683 Fastest Laps Run
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 177.132 mph
  • Series-high 5,988 Laps in the Top 15 (87.5%)
  • 968 Quality Passes, second-most

 

 

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