Statistically speaking: Auto Club Speedway

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., this weekend for Sunday’s Auto Club 400. It’s the fifth race of the season. Here’s a statistical look at how some drivers have fared in Fontana in recent years (stats provided by NASCAR Media Group):

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

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

·         Average finish of 17.2

·         Average Running Position of 12.7, ninth-best

·         Driver Rating of 95.9, eighth-best

·         215 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

·         1,024 Green Flag Passes, 12th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.400 mph, seventh-fastest

·         2,269 Laps in the Top 15 (69.1%), eighth-most

·         583 Quality Passes (passes of cars in the top 15 under green), 11th-most

 

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

·         Two top fives, seven top 10s

·         Average finish of 10.8

·         Average Running Position of 13.2, 10th-best

·         Driver Rating of 91.7, 11th-best

·         1,003 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

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

·         Average finish of 12.7

·         Average Running Position of 14.7, 13th-best

·         Driver Rating of 89.2, 13th-best

·         90 Fastest Laps Run, 12th-most

·         1,141 Green Flag Passes, third-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 170.930 mph, 12th-fastest

·         2,127 Laps in the Top 15 (64.8%), 10th-most

·         631 Quality Passes, ninth-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

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

·         Average finish of 11.3

·         Average Running Position of 9.6, third-best

·         Driver Rating of 106.4, second-best

·         195 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.427 mph, fifth-fastest

·         2,603 Laps in the Top 15 (79.3%), third-most

·         701 Quality Passes, third-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

·         One win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 8.7

·         Average Running Position of 12.3, seventh-best

·         Driver Rating of 98.5, sixth-best

·         153 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.437 mph, third-fastest

·         2,472 Laps in the Top 15 (75.3%), sixth-most

·         640 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Three wins, 10 top fives, 11 top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 11.8

·         Average Running Position of 9.8, fourth-best

·         Driver Rating of 97.7, seventh-best

·         200 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

·         1,123 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.397 mph, eighth-fastest

·         2,502 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most

·         Series-high 715 Quality Passes

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         One top five, four top 10s; two poles

·         Average finish of 18.5

·         Average Running Position of 14.6, 12th-best

·         Driver Rating of 89.8, 12th-best

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.018 mph, 10th-fastest

·         1,738 Laps in the Top 15 (62.5%), 13th-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

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

·         Average finish of 15.5

·         Average Running Position of 12.3, eighth-best

·         Driver Rating of 94.5, ninth-best

·         1,097 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.138 mph, ninth-fastest

·         2,381 Laps in the Top 15 (72.5%), seventh-most

·         632 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         Five wins, 12 top fives, 14 top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 5.4

·         Series-best Average Running Position of 5.4

·         Series-best Driver Rating of 122.4

·         Series-high 456 Fastest Laps Run

·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 172.113 mph

·         Series-high 3,142 Laps in the Top 15 (95.7%)

·         708 Quality Passes, second-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

·         One win, four top fives, nine top 10s; one pole

·         Average finish of 14.9

·         Average Running Position of 14.6, 11th-best

·         Driver Rating of 92.6, 10th-best

·         107 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

·         1,072 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 170.924 mph, 13th-fastest

·         2,072 Laps in the Top 15 (63.1%), 11th-most

·         627 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

·         Three wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s

·         Average finish of 10.3

·         Average Running Position of 9.5, second-best

·         Driver Rating of 105.2, third-best

·         128 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

·         1,044 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.459 mph, second-fastest

·         2,689 Laps in the Top 15 (81.9%), second-most

·         646 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

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

·         Average finish of 13.6

·         Average Running Position of 9.9, fifth-best

·         Driver Rating of 99.7, fifth-best

·         146 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.430 mph, fourth-fastest

·         2,207 Laps in the Top 15 (79.3%), ninth-most

 

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

·         Two wins, six top fives, 12 top 10s

·         Average finish of 13.5

·         Average Running Position of 10.1, sixth-best

·         Driver Rating of 102.4, fourth-best

·         216 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

·         Average Green Flag Speed of 171.426 mph, sixth-fastest

·         2,502 Laps in the Top 15 (76.2%), fourth-most

·         655 Quality Passes, fifth-most

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