Statistically speaking: a look at Bristol

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway this weekend for Sunday’s Food City 500 — the first short track race and the first event on a concrete surface for both the season and the new Gen-6 car. Here’s a look at how some of the the top performers at Bristol have fared in recent visits to the track (statistics provided by NASCAR Media Group):

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 12.2

·         Average Running Position of 12.4, third-best

·         Driver Rating of 96.2, fifth-best

·         292 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.450 mph, fourth-fastest

·         5,848 Laps in the Top 15 (73.0%), third-most

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

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

·         Five wins, six top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 13.8

·         Average Running Position of 13.4, seventh-best

·         Driver Rating of 92.0, seventh-best

·         726 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.388 mph, sixth-fastest

·         394 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         Five wins, seven top fives, 11 top 10s

·         Average finish of 10.3

·         Average Running Position of 13.0, fifth-best

·         Series-best Driver Rating of 102.3

·         Series-high 556 Fastest Laps Run

·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 114.499 mph

·         5,310 Laps in the Top 15 (66.3%), fifth-most

·         379 Quality Passes, fifth-most

 

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

·         One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s

·         Average finish of 11.8

·         Average Running Position of 14.0, ninth-best

·         Driver Rating of 87.9, 11th-best

·         Series-high 837 Green Flag Passes

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.328 mph, ninth-fastest

·         4,787 Laps in the Top 15 (59.7%), ninth-most

·         363 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         Two wins, four top fives, seven top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 14.4

·         Average Running Position of 14.7, 10th-best

·         Driver Rating of 88.2, 10th-best

·         290 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

·         5,208 Laps in the Top 15 (65.0%), seventh-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Five wins, 16 top fives, 22 top 10s; five poles

·         Average finish of 11.9

·         Series-best Average Running Position of 9.5

·         Driver Rating of 100.7, second-best

·         338 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

·         615 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.494 mph, second-fastest

·         Series-high 6,584 Laps in the Top 15 (82.2%)

·         427 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

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

·         Average finish of 14.8

·         Driver Rating of 89.8, eighth-best

·         337 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

·         725 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.335 mph, eighth-fastest

·         3,835 Laps in the Top 15 (54.7%), 13th-most

·         307 Quality Passes, 13th-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

·         One win, nine top fives, 12 top 10s

·         Average finish of 12.5

·         Average Running Position of 13.9, eighth-best

·         Driver Rating of 89.7, ninth-best

·         237 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

·         742 Green Flag Passes, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.390 mph, fifth-fastest

·         4,745 Laps in the Top 15 (59.2%), 10th-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         One win, seven top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 14.0

·         Average Running Position of 12.8, fourth-best

·         Driver Rating of 93.8, sixth-best

·         455 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.277 mph, 12th-fastest

·         5,681 Laps in the Top 15 (70.9%), fourth-most

·         336 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         Two wins, 10 top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 12.1

·         Average Running Position of 10.7, second-best

·         Driver Rating of 99.8, third-best

·         380 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.484 mph, third-fastest

·         6,412 Laps in the Top 15 (80.0%), second-most

·         Series-high 451 Quality Passes

 

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Penske Racing Ford)

·         Two wins, two top fives, two top 10s

·         Average finish of 13.7

·         Average Running Position of 13.3, sixth-best

·         Driver Rating of 97.4, fourth-best

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.368 mph, seventh-fastest

 

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

·         One top five, 12 top 10s; three poles

·         Average finish of 17.4

·         Average Running Position of 15.3, 12th-best

·         Driver Rating of 86.9, 13th-best

·         621 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

·         5,227 Laps in the Top 15 (65.2%), sixth-most

·         359 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

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

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

·         Average finish of 17.6

·         Average Running Position of 15.8, 13th-best

·         Driver Rating of 87.7, 12th-best

·         303 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 114.284 mph, 11th-fastest

·         4,291 Laps in the Top 15 (53.6%), 12th-most

 

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