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Statistical Advance: Analyzing the STP 500

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the STP 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 23, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top statistical performers at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia going into the STP 500 on March 29 (1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1).

 

MARTINSVILLE-SPECIFIC STATISTICS
 

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota)

  • Four top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.1
  • Average Running Position of 12.1, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.0, seventh-best
  • 296 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.276 mph, sixth-fastest
  • 6,586 Laps in the Top 15 (72.9%), seventh-most
  • 613 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), sixth-most

 

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

  • One win, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.4
  • Average Running Position of 10.6, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 101.2, fourth-best
  • 523 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
  • Series-high 1,181 Green Flag Passes
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.386 mph, fourth-fastest
  • 7,860 Laps in the Top 15 (78.3%), third-most
  • 719 Quality Passes, second-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet)

  • Eight wins, 28 top fives, 35 top 10s; seven poles
  • Average finish of 6.8
  • Series-best Average Running Position of 6.6
  • Driver Rating of 119.8, second-best
  • Series-high 1,105 Fastest Laps Run
  • 1,000 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.689 mph, second-fastest
  • 8,848 Laps in the Top 15 (88.2%), second-most
  • Series-high 754 Quality Passes

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota)

  • Four wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 8.7
  • Average Running Position of 8.8, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 110.1, third-best
  • 612 Fastest Laps Run, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.473 mph, third-fastest
  • 7,503 Laps in the Top 15 (83.1%), fourth-most
  • 659 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Budweiser / Jimmy John’s Chevrolet)

  • One win, three top fives, 12 top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.4
  • Average Running Position of 14.4, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.8, eighth-best
  • 255 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most
  • 1,016 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.130 mph, eighth-fastest
  • 6,475 Laps in the Top 15 (64.5%), eighth-most
  • 593 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet)

  • Eight wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 6.2
  • Average Running Position of 6.8, second-best
  • Series-best Driver Rating of 122.5
  • 1,041 Fastest Laps Run, second-most
  • Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 91.700 mph
  • Series-high 8,932 Laps in the Top 15 (89.0%)
  • 689 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)

  • Four top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.7
  • Average Running Position of 15.7, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 84.9, 12th-best
  • 178 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most
  • 1,097 Green Flag Passes, third-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.043 mph, 11th-fastest
  • 5,235 Laps in the Top 15 (52.2%), 12th-most

 

Joey Logano (No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford)

  • Three top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 14.0
  • Average Running Position of 15.1, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 85.1, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.036 mph, 12th-fastest

 

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 CESSNA Chevrolet)

  • One top five, 12 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 17.3
  • Driver Rating of 85.1, 11th-best
  • 195 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.060 mph, 10th-fastest
  • 5,471 Laps in the Top 15 (54.5%), 10th-most
  • 452 Quality Passes, 12th-most

 

Ryan Newman (No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet)

  • One win, eight top fives, 12 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 15.0
  • Average Running Position of 15.0, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, ninth-best
  • 1,071 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most
  • 5,843 Laps in the Top 15 (58.2%), ninth-most
  • 568 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 Chevrolet)

  • Three wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
  • Average finish of 13.6
  • Average Running Position of 11.2, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 97.6, fifth-best
  • 397 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 91.253 mph, seventh-fastest
  • 6,711 Laps in the Top 15 (70.4%), sixth-most
  • 471 Quality Passes, 10th-most
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