Statistically speaking: a look at Phoenix

With the Daytona 500 now in the history books, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Phoenix International Raceway for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500, the second race onthe 2013 schedule. Here’s a look, statistically speaking, at some of the top performers at the track (statistics provided by NASCAR Media Group):

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· Five top fives, seven top 10s

· Average finish of 13.7

· Average Running Position of 14.9, 11th-best

· Driver Rating of 92.4, 10th-best

· 276 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 687 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.664 mph, 10th-fastest

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

· One win, four top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 13.3

· Average Running Position of 10.4, third-best

· Driver Rating of 99.3, fourth-best

· 279 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.765 mph, seventh-fastest

· 3,521 Laps in the Top 15 (74.1%), seventh-most

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

· One win, three top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 13.3

· Average Running Position of 10.9, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 99.9, third-best

· 245 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.833 mph, fourth-fastest

· 4,217 Laps in the Top 15 (83.2%), second-most

· Series-high 465 Quality Passes

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 12.5

· Average Running Position of 13.3, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 98.3, eighth-best

· 284 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.826 mph, fifth-fastest

· 3,339 Laps in the Top 15 (65.9%), ninth-most

· 347 Quality Passes, ninth-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Two wins, 10 top fives, 19 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 11.5

· Average Running Position of 10.6, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 98.8, sixth-best

· 186 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.694 mph, ninth-fastest

· 4,069 Laps in the Top 15 (80.3%), third-most

· 362 Quality Passes, seventh-most

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

· One win, seven top fives, eight top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 10.3

· Average Running Position of 11.1, sixth-best

· Driver Rating of 100.4, second-best

· 235 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.899 mph, second-fastest

· 3,583 Laps in the Top 15 (75.4%), sixth-most

· 365 Quality Passes, sixth-most

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

· Three wins, six top fives, 10 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.9

· Average Running Position of 11.3, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 98.4, seventh-best

· 233 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· 656 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.809 mph, sixth-fastest

· 3,719 Laps in the Top 15 (73.4%), fifth-most

· 343 Quality Passes, 10th-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Four wins, 12 top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 6.7

· Series-best Average Running Position of 7.1

· Series-best Driver Rating of 115.8

· Series-high 517 Fastest Laps Run

· 649 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 125.199 mph

· Series-high 4,452 Laps in the Top 15 (87.9%)

· 456 Quality Passes, second-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

· One win, five top fives, eight top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 17.7

· Driver Rating of 85.5, 12th-best

· 159 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

· 685 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.556 mph, 11th-fastest

· 2,900 Laps in the Top 15 (57.2%), 12th-most

· 351 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· Two wins, 12 top fives, 21 top 10s; two poles

· Average finish of 9.1

· Average Running Position of 11.8, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 97.8, ninth-best

· 266 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.758 mph, eighth-fastest

· 3,325 Laps in the Top 15 (69.9%), 10th-most

· 335 Quality Passes, 12th-most

Ryan Newman (No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

· One win, eight top fives, eight top 10s; four poles

· Average finish of 18.0

· Average Running Position of 14.5, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 88.9, 11th-best

· 681 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.526 mph, 13th-fastest

· 3,476 Laps in the Top 15 (68.6%), eighth-most

· 444 Quality Passes, third-most

Tony Stewart (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet)

· One win, eight top fives, 11 top 10s

· Average finish of 12.1

· Average Running Position of 10.2, second-best

· Driver Rating of 99.0, fifth-best

· 212 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· 690 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 124.891 mph, third-fastest

· 3,905 Laps in the Top 15 (77.1%), fourth-most

· 423 Quality Passes, fifth-most

Martin Truex Jr. (No. 56 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· One top five, five top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 17.1

· Average Running Position of 15.9, 13th-best

· Driver Rating of 84.9, 13th-best

· 134 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

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