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CHICAGO-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the MyAfibStory.com 400

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 14, 2015) – Below is a look at some of the top 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Challengers at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois going into the first race of the Chase, the MyAFibStory.com 400 on September 20 at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

 CHICAGO-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.6

2015 Rundown

  • Four wins, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s
  • Average finish of 12.1
  • Led 9 races for 467 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • Seven top fives, ten top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 11.000, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 7.129, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 115.5, series-best
  • 359 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.733, second-fastest
  • 2350 Laps in the Top 15 (87.9%), series-most
  • 320 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

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

  • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 107.8

2015 Rundown

  • Four wins, six top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.4
  • Led 11 races for 538 laps

Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

  • One win, four top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 11.600, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 9.879, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 103.6, fifth-best
  • 136 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.145, sixth-fastest
  • 2060 Laps in the Top 15 (77.1%), fourth-most
  • 322 Quality Passes, fifth-most
  • 3 – Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Dollar General Toyota)
    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.3

    2015 Rundown

    • Four wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s; three poles
    • Average finish of 13.3
    • Led 13 races for 645 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One win, three top fives, six top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 11.900, seventh-best
    • Average Running Position of 10.093, fifth-best
    • Driver Rating of 104.8, fourth-best
    • 226 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.342, third-fastest
    • 1993 Laps in the Top 15 (74.6%), sixth-most
    • 289 Quality Passes, eighth-most

     

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 104.7

    2015 Rundown

    • Three wins, 16 top fives, 20 top 10s; five poles
    • Average finish of 8.6
    • Led 18 races for 862 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top five, two top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 16.8, 17th-best
    • Average Running Position of 16.314, 19th-best
    • Driver Rating of 83.0, 18th-best
    • 30 Fastest Laps Run, 18th-best
    • 650 Laps in the Top 15 (40.6%), 21st-most

     

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 118.7

    2015 Rundown

    • Two wins, 18 top fives, 22 top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 7.6
    • Led 20 races for 1,450 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • Two wins, eight top fives, nine top 10s
    • Average finish of 10.500, third-best
    • Average Running Position of 11.240, seventh-best
    • Driver Rating of 99.5, seventh-best
    • 89 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.158, fifth-fastest
    • 1879 Laps in the Top 15 (70.3%), eighth-most

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.5

    2015 Rundown

    • Two wins, 12 top fives, 17 top 10s
    • Average finish of 10.2
    • Led seven races for 203 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One win, three top fives, five top 10s
    • Average finish of 13.600, 10th-best
    • Average Running Position of 13.182, 11th-best
    • Driver Rating of 89.2, 11th-best
    • 74 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.683, 11th-fastest
    • 1803 Laps in the Top 15 (67.5%), ninth-most
    • 332 Quality Passes, fourth-most

     

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 105.6

    2015 Rundown

    • Two wins, eight top fives, 14 top 10s
    • Average finish of 10.9
    • Led 12 races for 728 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top five, eight top 10s
    • Average finish of 14.300, 11th-best
    • Average Running Position of 15.086, 12th-best
    • Driver Rating of 86.5, 13th-best
    • 67 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.610, 12th-fastest
    • 1576 Laps in the Top 15 (59%), 13th-most
    • 288 Quality Passes, ninth-most

     

    8 – Carl Edwards (No. 19 STANLEY Toyota)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.1

    2015 Rundown

    • Two wins, three top fives, nine top 10s; two poles
    • Average finish of 16.1
    • Led 16 races for 336 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • Three top fives, three top 10s
    • Average finish of 16.400, 13th-best
    • Average Running Position of 15.167, 13th-best
    • Driver Rating of 88.6, 12th-best
    • 112 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.485, 13th-fastest
    • 1676 Laps in the Top 15 (62.7%), 10th-most
    • 334 Quality Passes, third-most

     

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.2

    2015 Rundown

    • One win, six top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 11.3
    • Led 18 races for 607 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • Two wins, three top fives, four top 10s
    • Average finish of 10.667, fourth-best
    • Average Running Position of 12.000, eighth-best
    • Driver Rating of 98.5, eighth-best
    • 125 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.133, eighth-fastest
    • 985 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), 12th-most
    • 191 Quality Passes, 11th-most

     

    10 – Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 101.2

    2015 Rundown

    • One win, seven top fives, 17 top 10s
    • Average finish of 13.1
    • Led 10 races for 497 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • Two top 10s
    • Average finish of 16.7, 16th-best
    • Average Running Position of 14.254, 13th-best
    • Driver Rating of 85.3, 15th-best
    • 79 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
    • 1,482 Laps in the Top 15 (61.6%), 12th-most

     

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

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 95.8

    2015 Rundown

    • One win, nine top fives, 13 top 10s; two poles
    • Average finish of 14.1
    • Led 13 races for 491 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top five, three top 10s
    • Average finish of 18.8, 21st-best
    • Average Running Position of 16.367, 20th-best
    • Driver Rating of 82.6 19th-best
    • 23 Fastest Laps Run, 21st-best
    • 1,505 Laps in the Top 15 (62.6%), 11th-most

     

    12 – Jamie McMurray (No. 1 McDonald’s/CESSNA Chevrolet)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 84.3

    2015 Rundown

    • Two top fives, seven top 10s
    • Average finish of 15.0
    • Led three races for 14 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top five, three top 10s
    • Average finish of 21.2, 23rd-best
    • Average Running Position of 20.868, 25th-best
    • Driver Rating of 73.6 23rd-best
    • 50 Fastest Laps Run, 14th-best
    • 788 Laps in the Top 15 (29.5%), 19th-most

     

    13 – Jeff Gordon (No. 24 AXALTA Chevrolet)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.6

    2015 Rundown

    • Three top fives, 13 top 10s; three poles
    • Average finish of 16.0
    • Led nine races for 167 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One win, seven top fives, nine top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 12.600, eighth-best
    • Average Running Position of 11.032, sixth-best
    • Driver Rating of 100.1, sixth-best
    • 167 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 170.135, seventh-fastest
    • 2036 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2), fifth-most
    • 365 Quality Passes, series-most

     

    14 – Ryan Newman (No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 79.2

    2015 Rundown

    • Four top fives, 12 top 10s
    • Average finish of 13.8
    • Led four races for 19 laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One win, three top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
    • Average finish of 14.538, 11th-best
    • Average Running Position of 14.996, 16th-best
    • Driver Rating of 84.1, 17th-best
    • 33 Fastest Laps Run, 17th-best
    • 1,417 Laps in the Top 15 (53%), 13th-most


    15 – Paul Menard (No. 27 Pittsburgh Paints/Menard’s Chevrolet)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 77.6

    2015 Rundown

    • Two top fives, four top 10s
    • Average finish of 16.7
    • Led one race for one lap

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top-10 finish
    • Average finish of 23.875, 27th-best
    • Average Running Position of 19.645, 23rd-best
    • Driver Rating of 67.9, 25th-best
    • 11 Fastest Laps Run, 24th-best
    • 805 Laps in the Top 15 (37.7%), 18th-most

     

    16 – Clint Bowyer (No. 15 PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Toyota)

    • Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 77.8

    2015 Rundown

    • Two top fives, 11 top 10s
    • Average finish of 16.6
    • Led five races for eight laps

    Chicagoland Speedway Outlook:

    • One top five, seven top 10s
    • Average finish of 13.222, ninth-best
    • Average Running Position of 12.846, 10th-best
    • Driver Rating of 89.4, 10th-best
    • 29 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
    • Average Green Flag Speed of 169.742, 10th-fastest
    • 1693 Laps in the Top 15 (70.4), seventh-most
    • 335 Quality Passes, second-most

     

     

 

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