Statistically speaking: Auto Club Speedway

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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