Statistically speaking: a look at Kansas Speedway

This weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s STP 400. It’ll mark the first time this season that the new Gen-6 car has raced at intermediate tracks on consecutive weekends, as the circuit was at the mile-and-a-half Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Four drivers head into Kansas as two-time winners at the track — Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Here’s a closer look at how several Sprint Cup drivers have fared in previous trips to Kansas (stats provided by NASCAR Media group):

 

Greg Biffle (No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· Two wins, seven top fives, nine top 10s; one pole

· Average finish of 9.5

· Average Running Position of 7.6, second-best

· Driver Rating of 113.0, second-best

· 202 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

· 650 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.872 mph, second-fastest

· Series-high 2,354 Laps in the Top 15 (89.9%)

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

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

· One top five, four top 10s

· Average finish of 14.0

· Driver Rating of 88.9, 13th-best

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.196 mph, 12th-fastest

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

· Four top fives, eight top 10s

· Average finish of 10.8

· Average Running Position of 13.0, eighth-best

· Driver Rating of 95.1, sixth-best

· 115 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

· 723 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.343 mph, eighth-fastest

· 1,740 Laps in the Top 15 (66.5%), ninth-most

· 407 Quality Passes, fourth-most

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

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

· Average finish of 11.0

· Average Running Position of 8.9, third-best

· Driver Rating of 101.5, fourth-best

· 99 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.720 mph, third-fastest

· 2,331 Laps in the Top 15 (89.0%), third-most

· 416 Quality Passes, third-most

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

· One top five, six top 10s

· Average finish of 12.9

· Average Running Position of 13.2, ninth-best

· Driver Rating of 90.6, eighth-best

· 79 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

· Series-high 782 Green Flag Passes

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.199 mph, 11th-fastest

· 1,754 Laps in the Top 15 (67.0%), seventh-most

· 358 Quality Passes, eighth-most

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Two wins, five top fives, 11 top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 8.0

· Series-best Average Running Position of 7.2

· Series-best Driver Rating of 119.5

· Series-high 403 Fastest Laps Run

· 703 Green Flag Passes, ninth-most

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 164.270 mph

· 2,335 Laps in the Top 15 (89.2%), second-most

· Series-high 453 Quality Passes

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

· Two top fives, five top 10s; three poles

· Average finish of 15.0

· Average Running Position of 14.3, 12th-best

· Driver Rating of 89.8, 11th-best

· 108 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

· 725 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.230 mph, 10th-fastest

· 1,651 Laps in the Top 15 (63.1%), 10th-most

· 338 Quality Passes, 10th-most

Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

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

· Average finish of 15.8

· Average Running Position of 10.1, fourth-best

· Driver Rating of 106.4, third-best

· 169 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.528 mph, fifth-fastest

· 2,104 Laps in the Top 15 (80.4%), fourth-most

· 353 Quality Passes, ninth-most

Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Penske Racing Ford)

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

· Average finish of 9.8

· Average Running Position of 12.8, seventh-best

· Driver Rating of 90.1, 10th-best

Mark Martin (No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota)

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

· Average finish of 15.3

· Average Running Position of 12.4, sixth-best

· Driver Rating of 91.3, seventh-best

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.190 mph, 13th-fastest

· 1,777 Laps in the Top 15 (67.9%), sixth-most

· 289 Quality Passes, 13th-most

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

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

· Average finish of 11.7

· Average Running Position of 10.4, fifth-best

· Driver Rating of 100.8, fifth-best

· 137 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

· 668 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.537 mph, fourth-fastest

· 1,951 Laps in the Top 15 (74.5%), fifth-most

· 390 Quality Passes, fifth-most

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

· Two top fives, two top 10s

· Average finish of 20.9

· Average Running Position of 13.8, 10th-best

· Driver Rating of 90.5, ninth-best

· 104 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

· Average Green Flag Speed of 163.378 mph, sixth-fastest

· 1,464 Laps in the Top 15 (62.3%), 13th-most

 

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Topics: Kansas Speedway, NASCAR, STP 400

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