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TALLADEGA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the GEICO 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (October 13, 2014) – Below is a look at the 12 Chase Contenders – and beyond –  at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama going into the GEICO 500 on October 19 (2 p.m. ET on ESPN).

 

TALLADEGA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.2

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 15 top fives, 20 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.5
  • Led 20 races for 916 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Two top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.7 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 16.5, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.7, 11th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 193.205 mph, 10th-fastest

 

2 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 91.9

2014 Rundown

  • One win, eight top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 16.3
  • Led 15 races for 453 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • One win, four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.4 in 19 races
  • Average Running Position of 18.8, 19th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.1, 13th-best
  • 88 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • 6,094 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • 1,782 Laps in the Top 15 (49.3%), sixth-most
  • 3,705 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

 

 

3 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.2

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 16 top 10s; eight poles
  • Average finish of 13.5
  • Led 23 races for 1,815 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.9 in 27 races
  • Average Running Position of 18.9, 21st-best
  • Driver Rating of 78.0, 21st-best
  • 80 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • 6,423 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • 1,594 Laps in the Top 15 (44.1%), 10th-most
  • 3,382 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

4 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.9

2014 Rundown

  • Two top fives, 13 top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.5
  • Led 6 races for 31 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Four top fives, nine top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.5 in 25 races
  • Average Running Position of 22.2, 34th-best
  • Driver Rating of 69.1, 30th-best

 

5 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Subway Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 82.8

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 13 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.3
  • Led 11 races for 135 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.1 in 20 races
  • Average Running Position of 23.7, 40th-best
  • Driver Rating of 67.3, 32nd-best
  • 77 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

 

 

6 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 110.3

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 9.8
  • Led 22 races for 740 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Six wins, 15 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 16.7 in 43 races
  • Average Running Position of 18.9, 20th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.6, 15th-best
  • 1,644 Laps in the Top 15 (45.5%), ninth-most

 

7 – Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx One Rate/Deliverminator Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.9

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 15.0
  • Led 13 races for 217 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • One win, four top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.1 in 17 races
  • Average Running Position of 17.7, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 83.1, ninth-best
  • 70 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 5,604 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • 1,543 Laps in the Top 15 (47.8%), 11th-most
  • 3,443 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 88.6

2014 Rundown

  • One win, three top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.5
  • Led 11 races for 206 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, five top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 21.5 in 21 races
  • Average Running Position of 21.7, 32nd-best
  • Driver Rating of 70.0, 29th-best
  • 5,877 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • 3,170 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.2

2014 Rundown

  • 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 13.9
  • Led 17 races for 467 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • One win, five top fives, nine top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.3 in 29 races
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 14.0
  • Driver Rating of 90.9, second-best
  • 6,129 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Series-high 2,361 Laps in the Top 15 (65.4%)
  • 4,531 Quality Passes, third-most

 

10 – Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Wicked Apple Ale Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.9

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 13 top fives, 16 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 13.3
  • Led 25 races for 1,506 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, three top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.4 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 20.1, 24th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.7, 17th-best

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.6

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.4
  • Led 15 races for 1,035 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Two wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.2 in 25 races
  • Average Running Position of 16.6, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.9, seventh-best
  • 1,881 Laps in the Top 15 (52.1%), fifth-most
  • 3,768 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 96.6

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.2
  • Led 14 races for 269 laps

Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:

  • Five wins, 10 top fives, 14 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.0 in 29 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.8, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 90.3, third-best
  • 78 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 6,487 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 193.225 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 2,155 Laps in the Top 15 (59.7%), third-most
  • 4,160 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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