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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Daytona 500

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2017) – Below is a statistical look at some of the top performers at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida including both the Daytona 500 and the annual July race:
DAYTONA-SPECIFIC STATISTICS

 

Clint Bowyer (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Three top fives, 11 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.727, third-best
  • Average Running Position of 18.332, 12th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.0, 13th-best
  • 98 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.198, series-fastest
  • 1791 Laps in the Top 15 (45.8), 13th-most
  • 2332 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • One win, seven top fives, eight top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.522, ninth-best
  • Average Running Position of 12.817, series-best
  • Driver Rating of 95.9, series-best
  • 96 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.189, second-fastest
  • 2836 Laps in the Top 15 (69.7), series-most
  • 3243 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • 12 top fives, 16 top 10s
  • Average finish of 15.826, fourth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.476, fifth-best
  • Driver Rating of 89.9, fourth-best
  • 79 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.605, 13th-fastest
  • 2527 Laps in the Top 15 (62.1), fourth-most
  • 3382 Quality Passes, second-most

Austin Dillon (No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • One top five, five top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 11.714, series-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.197, ninth-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.2, 10th-best
  • 30 Fastest Laps Run, 13th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.031, eighth-fastest
  • 658 Laps in the Top 15 (53.2), ninth-most
  • 974 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

Dale Earnhardt Jr (No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Four wins, 13 top fives, 19 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 13.750, second-best
  • Average Running Position of 13.851, second-best
  • Driver Rating of 94.1, second-best
  • 97 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.102, fifth-fastest
  • 2824 Laps in the Top 15 (66.1), second-most
  • 3372 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • One win, six top fives, seven top 10s
  • Average finish of 17.136, seventh-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.341, third-best
  • Driver Rating of 91.0, third-best
  • 90 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.167, third-fastest
  • 2353 Laps in the Top 15 (60.2), fifth-most
  • 3061 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford Fusion)

  • Two wins, nine top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 16.542, fifth-best
  • Average Running Position of 19.768, 13th-best
  • Driver Rating of 81.8, ninth-best
  • 104 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.071, seventh-fastest
  • 2084 Laps in the Top 15 (48.8), 12th-most
  • 2841 Quality Passes, ninth-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Three wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s; two poles
  • Average finish of 19.750, 11th-best
  • Average Running Position of 14.385, fourth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.2, sixth-best
  • 50 Fastest Laps Run, third-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.080, sixth-fastest
  • 2740 Laps in the Top 15 (64.1), third-most
  • 3354 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No .5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS)

  • Two top fives, eight top 10s
  • Average finish of 18.958, 10th-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.570, seventh-best
  • Driver Rating of 82.1, eighth-best
  • 74 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.850, 10th-fastest
  • 2308 Laps in the Top 15 (54.0), eighth-most
  • 3379 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry)

  • Two wins, six top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole
  • Average finish of 17.208, eighth-best
  • Average Running Position of 15.517, sixth-best
  • Driver Rating of 88.5, fifth-best
  • 92 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.704, 11th-fastest
  • 2563 Laps in the Top 15 (60.0), sixth-most
  • 2954 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion)

  • One win, three top fives, four top 10s
  • Average finish of 20.733, 12th-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.795, 11th-best
  • Driver Rating of 79.1, 12th-best
  • 56 Fastest Laps Run, second-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.667, 12th-fastest
  • 1343 Laps in the Top 15 (50.3), 11th-most
  • 2221 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Joey Logano (No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion)

  • One win, four top fives, six top 10s
  • Average finish of 16.875, sixth-best
  • Average Running Position of 16.660, eighth-best
  • Driver Rating of 87.4, seventh-best
  • 60 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 191.143, fourth-fastest
  • 1529 Laps in the Top 15 (54.1), seventh-most
  • 2498 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Jamie McMurray (No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet SS)

  • Two wins, three top fives, five top 10s
  • Average finish of 21.542, 13th-best
  • Average Running Position of 17.595, 10th-best
  • Driver Rating of 80.2, 11th-best
  • 71 Fastest Laps Run, series-best
  • Average Green Flag Speed of 190.897, ninth-fastest
  • 2268 Laps in the Top 15 (53.1), 10th-most
  • 3739 Quality Passes, series-most
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02/22/2017 - Posted by | DAYTONA 500

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