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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 3, 2014) – Below is a look at the Eliminator 8 – and beyond – at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 on November 9. ESPN’s coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

PHOENIX-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 106.8

2014 Rundown

  • Five wins, 16 top fives, 21 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.4
  • Led 21 races for 976 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.9 in 11 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.1, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 83.7, 15th-best

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.8

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 16 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 14.8
  • Led 16 races for 289 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, eight top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.3 in 18 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.1, seventh-best
  • 237 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • 4,134 Laps in the Top 15 (72.6%), seventh-most

 3 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 85.9

2014 Rundown

  • Four top fives, 15 top 10s
  • Average finish of 13.0
  • Led 7 races for 41 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, eight top fives, 10 top 10s; four poles
  • Average finish of 18.2 in 24 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.1, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.7, 11th-best
  • 821 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • 4,031 Laps in the Top 15 (67.1%), ninth-most
  • 539 Quality Passes, second-most

 4 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.3

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 13 top fives, 21 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 10.6
  • Led 25 races for 922 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Two wins, 11 top fives, 21 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 11.3 in 31 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.3, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 99.9, third-best
  • 237 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.692 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 4,874 Laps in the Top 15 (81.2%), second-most
  • 450 Quality Passes, sixth-most

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.1

2014 Rundown

  • 12 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.7
  • Led 20 races for 529 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, five top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.2 in 24 races
  • Average Running Position of 15.9, 15th-best
  • Driver Rating of 86.3, 12th-best
  • 173 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 835 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.506 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 3,616 Laps in the Top 15 (60.2%), 10th-most
  • 449 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 6 – Carl Edwards (No. 99 Fastenal Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 81.3

2014 Rundown

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 14 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.5
  • Led 11 races for 135 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 12.1 in 20 races
  • Average Running Position of 12.6, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 99.9, fourth-best
  • 367 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.784 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 4,124 Laps in the Top 15 (68.7%), eighth-most
  • 435 Quality Passes, ninth-most

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 103.2

2014 Rundown

  • Six wins, 15 top fives, 18 top 10s; five poles
  • Average finish of 13.2
  • Led 27 races for 1,540 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Three top fives, four top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 15.7 in 10 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.9, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.9, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.711 mph, fifth-fastest

 8 – Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.7

2014 Rundown

  • Three wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s; eight poles
  • Average finish of 13.6
  • Led 25 races for 1,819 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Five wins, eight top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.8 in 23 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.2, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 103.9, second-best
  • 386 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • 771 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.868 mph, second-fastest
  • 4,646 Laps in the Top 15 (77.4%), fourth-most
  • 446 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 9 – Kyle Busch (No. 18 Petcare Toyota)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 90.1

2014 Rundown

  • One win, nine top fives, 15 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 16.5
  • Led 15 races for 453 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, three top fives, 12 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.3 in 19 races
  • Average Running Position of 11.8, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.7, sixth-best
  • 253 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • 835 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.704 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 4,802 Laps in the Top 15 (80.0%), third-most
  • Series-high 562 Quality Passes

 10 – Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 97.7

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 12 top fives, 19 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.3
  • Led 16 races for 379 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Two wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.4 in 24 races
  • Average Running Position of 16.3, 16th-best
  • Driver Rating of 86.0, 13th-best
  • 822 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.500 mph, 12th-fastest

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.9

2014 Rundown

  • Four wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 14.8
  • Led 17 races for 1,310 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Four wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 6.3 in 22 races
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 6.9
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 116.5
  • Series-high 609 Fastest Laps Run
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 126.185 mph
  • Series-high 5,319 Laps in the Top 15 (88.6%)
  • 533 Quality Passes, third-most

 12 – AJ Allmendinger (No. 47 GLAD Trash Bags Chevrolet)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 70.8

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.7
  • Led 5 races for 68 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Two top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.7 in 10 races
  • Average Running Position of 16.9, 18th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.4, 19th-best

 13 – Greg Biffle (No. 16 Sherwin Williams Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 78.6

2014 Rundown

  • Three top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.9
  • Led 7 races for 110 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Five top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.0 in 21 races
  • Average Running Position of 14.7, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.0, ninth-best
  • 288 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most
  • 825 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.564 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 3,395 Laps in the Top 15 (56.5%), 11th-most
  • 408 Quality Passes, 11th-most

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.1

2014 Rundown

  • One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s
  • Average finish of 19.5
  • Led 14 races for 219 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, five top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.6 in 23 races
  • Average Running Position of 10.9, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 96.7, eighth-best
  • 290 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 125.644 mph, ninth-fastest
  • 4,174 Laps in the Top 15 (73.3%), sixth-most
  • 411 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 87.7

2014 Rundown

  • One win, three top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.7
  • Led 12 races for 218 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • One win, four top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.8 in 20 races
  • Average Running Position of 18.8, 22nd-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.9, 20th-best
  • 160 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

 

16 – Aric Almirola (No. 43 Farmland Ford)

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 72.2

2014 Rundown

  • One win, two top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.6
  • Led 5 races for 23 laps

Phoenix International Raceway Outlook:

  • Average finish of 18.6 in seven races
  • Average Running Position of 17.5, 21st-best
  • Driver Rating of 74.2, 24th-best

 

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