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Statistically speaking: a look at Las Vegas

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend for the Kobalt Tools 400, the third race of the 2013 season. Here’s a look, statistically speaking, at how some of the series’ top performers have fared at LVMS:

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Two top fives, six top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 13.4

·         Average Running Position of 9.7, second-best

·         Driver Rating of 106.3, fourth-best

·         147 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

·         418 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.898 mph, third-fastest

·         1,690 Laps in the Top 15 (78.3%), second-most

·         261 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), sixth-most

 

Jeff Burton (No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

·         Two wins, five top fives, eight top 10s

·         Average finish of 10.9

·         Average Running Position of 12.7, eighth-best

·         Driver Rating of 90.8, ninth-best

·         44 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

·         504 Green Flag Passes, second-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.117 mph, 11th-fastest

·         1,313 Laps in the Top 15 (60.9%), 10th-most

·         260 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet)

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

·         Average finish of 21.9

·         Driver Rating of 84.6, 12th-best

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

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

·         Average finish of 15.9

·         Average Running Position of 10.9, fifth-best

·         Driver Rating of 100.9, fifth-best

·         83 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

·         429 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.596 mph, sixth-fastest

·         1,656 Laps in the Top 15 (76.8%), fourth-most

·         301 Quality Passes, third-most

 

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

·         Two top fives, six top 10s

·         Average finish of 16.3

·         Driver Rating of 86.2, 11th-best

·         82 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

·         459 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.272 mph, eighth-fastest

·         1,326 Laps in the Top 15 (61.5%), ninth-most

·         229 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Two wins, three top fives, four top 10s

·         Average finish of 10.3

·         Average Running Position of 12.0, sixth-best

·         Driver Rating of 98.2, sixth-best

·         139 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

·         Series-high 524 Green Flag Passes

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.317 mph, seventh-fastest

·         1,501 Laps in the Top 15 (69.6%), sixth-most

·         303 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         One win, six top fives, seven top 10s

·         Average finish of 14.7

·         Series-best Average Running Position of 9.1

·         Driver Rating of 107.9, second-best

·         177 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

·         427 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 169.952 mph

·         Series-high 1,812 Laps in the Top 15 (84.0%)

·         Series-high 312 Quality Passes

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

·         Three top fives, four top 10s

·         Average finish of 13.0

·         Average Running Position of 12.2, seventh-best

·         Driver Rating of 94.1, eighth-best

·         52 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

·         458 Green Flag Passes, eighth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.260 mph, ninth-fastest

·         1,413 Laps in the Top 15 (65.5%), seventh-most

·         214 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Four wins, five top fives, six top 10s

·         Average finish of 9.8

·         Average Running Position of 10.4, third-best

·         Series-best Driver Rating of 110.9

·         Series-high 283 Fastest Laps Run

·         473 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.910 mph, second-fastest

·         1,558 Laps in the Top 15 (72.2%), fifth-most

·         288 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         Two wins, five top fives, six top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 12.5

·         Average Running Position of 15.4, 11th-best

·         Driver Rating of 95.9, seventh-best

·         177 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.758 mph, fifth-fastest

·         1,286 Laps in the Top 15 (59.6%), 11th-most

·         207 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

·         One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s

·         Average finish of 13.5

·         Average Running Position of 14.7, 10th-best

·         Driver Rating of 90.1, 10th-best

·         39 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.195 mph, 10th-fastest

·         1,251 Laps in the Top 15 (58.0%), 12th-most

·         207 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

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

·         One win, six top fives, nine top 10s

·         Average finish of 12.9

·         Average Running Position of 10.8, fourth-best

·         Driver Rating of 106.4, third-best

·         185 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

·         437 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 169.845 mph, fourth-fastest

·         1,666 Laps in the Top 15 (77.2%), third-most

·         283 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

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Topics: Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NASCAR

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