Statistically speaking: a look at Richmond

This weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Richmond (Va.) International Raceway for night racing, with Saturday night’s running of the Toyota Owners 400. Kyle Busch has four wins at the track, while a few other drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart have three RIR wins apiece to their credit. He’s a look at how some of the top drivers have fared in Sprint Cup Series action at Richmond (statistics provided by NASCAR Media Group):

 

Clint Bowyer (No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

 

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

 

· Average finish of 9.6

 

· Average Running Position of 10.2, fourth-best

 

· Driver Rating of 98.5, fourth-best

 

· 729 Green Flag Passes, 13th-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.362 mph, sixth-fastest

 

· 4,365 Laps in the Top 15 (77.8%), sixth-most

 

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

 

Kurt Busch (No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet)

 

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

 

· Average finish of 18.3

 

· Average Running Position of 15.7, 13th-best

 

· Driver Rating of 88.6, 10th-best

 

· 306 Fastest Laps Run, seventh-most

 

· 738 Green Flag Passes, 11th-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.312 mph, eighth-fastest

 

· 3,532 Laps in the Top 15 (55.1%), 13th-most

 

· 371 Quality Passes, 10th-most

 

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

 

· Four wins, 12 top fives, 13 top 10s; one pole

 

· Average finish of 5.4

 

· Average Running Position of 7.6, third-best

 

· Driver Rating of 113.9, second-best

 

· 508 Fastest Laps Run, second-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.778 mph, second-fastest

 

· 5,607 Laps in the Top 15 (87.5%), second-most

 

· 491 Quality Passes, third-most

 

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

 

· Three wins, nine top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole

 

· Average finish of 13.9

 

· Average Running Position of 15.2, ninth-best

 

· Driver Rating of 85.8, 13th-best

 

· 320 Fastest Laps Run, fifth-most

 

· 839 Green Flag Passes, fifth-most

 

Carl Edwards (No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford)

 

· Three top fives, eight top 10s; one pole

 

· Average finish of 14.9

 

· Average Running Position of 15.3, 10th-best

 

· Driver Rating of 88.4, 11th-best

 

· 244 Fastest Laps Run, ninth-most

 

· 816 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.251 mph, 12th-fastest

 

· 3,751 Laps in the Top 15 (58.5%), 10th-most

 

· 368 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· Two wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s; five poles

 

· Average finish of 14.4

 

· Average Running Position of 13.8, eighth-best

 

· Driver Rating of 96.6, sixth-best

 

· 317 Fastest Laps Run, sixth-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.386 mph, fifth-fastest

 

· 4,057 Laps in the Top 15 (63.3%), eighth-most

 

· 381 Quality Passes, seventh-most

 

Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota)

 

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

 

· Average finish of 8.1

 

· Series-best Average Running Position of 5.9

 

· Series-best Driver Rating of 117.8

 

· Series-high 582 Fastest Laps Run

 

· Series-best Average Green Flag Speed of 116.832 mph

 

· 5,221 Laps in the Top 15 (93.1%), third-most

 

· 400 Quality Passes, sixth-most

 

Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet)

 

· Two wins, six top fives, 15 top 10s; one pole

 

· Average finish of 11.7

 

· Average Running Position of 7.5, second-best

 

· Driver Rating of 111.1, third-best

 

· 422 Fastest Laps Run, third-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.675 mph, third-fastest

 

· Series-high 5,910 Laps in the Top 15 (92.2%)

 

· Series-high 528 Quality Passes

 

Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

· Three wins, five top fives, eight top 10s; two poles

 

· Average finish of 16.5

 

· Average Running Position of 15.3, 11th-best

 

· Driver Rating of 90.4, ninth-best

 

· 232 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.251 mph, 11th-fastest

 

· 3,680 Laps in the Top 15 (57.4%), 12th-most

 

· 368 Quality Passes, 11th-most

 

Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet)

 

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

 

· Average finish of 18.0

 

· Driver Rating of 87.8, 12th-best

 

· 323 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most

 

· 757 Green Flag Passes, 10th-most

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.287 mph, ninth-fastest

 

· 3,750 Laps in the Top 15 (58.5%), 11th-most

 

· 378 Quality Passes, eighth-most

 

Mark Martin (No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota)

 

· One win, 18 top fives, 30 top 10s; five poles

 

· Average finish of 11.9

 

· Average Running Position of 13.1, seventh-best

 

· Driver Rating of 92.6, seventh-best

 

· Average Green Flag Speed of 116.344 mph, seventh-fastest

 

· 4,099 Laps in the Top 15 (63.9%), seventh-most

 

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

 

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

 

· Average finish of 11.6

 

· Average Running Position of 11.4, fifth-best

 

· Driver Rating of 92.0, eighth-best

 

· 5,030 Laps in the Top 15 (78.5%), fourth-most

 

· 498 Quality Passes, second-most

 

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

 

· Three wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s

 

· Average finish of 10.4

 

· Average Running Position of 11.7, sixth-best

 

· Driver Rating of 97.9, fifth-best

 

· 275 Fastest Laps Run, eighth-most

 

· 815 Green Flag Passes, seventh-most

 

· 440 Quality Passes, fourth-most

 

 

 

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